CAS Seminar

Innocent Kwizera

(Jacobs University)

"General Analysis of Mathematical Models for Bone Remodeling"

Date: Wed, May 11, 2011
Time: 13:30
Place: Research I Seminar room

Abstract: Bone remodeling is a very complex process through which bone regenerates itself. This complexity leads to many different models of bone remodeling. In the talk, a method of generalized modeling to systematically analyze a large class of models will be demonstrated and tools from dynamical systems theory will be applied to perform bifurcation analysis. This of special importance since it has been thought that the parameter regime most likely realized in nature lies close to bifurcation lines and some evidence implicates dynamical transitions across bifurcations as a potential mechanism leading to forms of Paget's disease.