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Welcome to the Modeling Cell Proliferation and the Cell Microenvironment Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

MODELING CELL PROLIFERATION AND THE CELL MICROENVIRONMENT

Submit to PLOS ONE, the #1 publisher of cell modeling research.

Deadline October 16, 2020

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Guest Editors

Aurélie Carlier

Maastricht University
Netherlands

Ravi Iyengar

Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai
usa

Padmini Rangamani

University of California
San Diego
uSA

Vivek Shenoy

University of Pennsylvania
uSA

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Scope & Topics

Cells use elaborate mechanisms to sense a variety of mechanical and biochemical cues in their environment, to integrate this information, and to generate coherent adaptive responses. Importantly, these responses often entail remodeling the extracellular environment, which in turn reshapes mechanical cues that feedback on cells - sometimes over considerable distances. Mathematical modeling of cell proliferation and the cell microenvironment is crucial to probe the underlying principles governing these mechanobiological interactions. A more complete understanding of these interactions will provide new opportunities for tissue and biomaterials engineering, as well as immunology and cancer research.

PLOS ONE is delighted to announce a Call for Papers on Modeling Cell Proliferation and the Cell Microenvironment to shed light on this important topic. We particularly welcome submissions that contribute to the field by improving on existing methods and algorithms to better model phenomena such as fibrotic remodeling, cancer metastasis, wound healing and development, as well as contributions that identify mechanisms underlying the recursive dialogue between cells and the extracellular matrix.

“Cells are the fundamental building blocks of life. If we want to understand how cells function, in normal or diseased state, we need to bring together interdisciplinary scientists to develop advanced and integrated in vitro-in silico models.”

— Aurélie Carlier, Guest Editor

Example Topics

The cell microenvironment

Communication between the cell and the extracellular matrix

Cell signalling and behaviour 

Osmotic shock 

Biomaterials engineering

Tissue engineering

Cancer, metastasis and tumour growth 

Stress, strain and other forces influencing cell morphology

Immune response 

Fibrotic development 

Wound healing

New or improved models and algorithms 

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