Mathematics and Wound Healing
December 28, 2008
School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri
Mathematics has recently become the new “microscope” with which one can understand and study biology. At the Amrita School of Biotech, researchers are studying the phenomenon of wound healing and among other things, modeling it mathematically. Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean of the School, was recently invited to deliver a talk on this subject at the University of Milan in Italy.
The talk was organized by the Department of Mathematics at the Università degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan), on Nov 17, 2008. It was open not only to mathematics faculty and students but also those from other multi-disciplinary areas at the university. The talk focused on the interaction of mediators like growth factors, nitric oxide, matrix metalloproteinases and their individual roles in wound healing.
The University of Milan is one the largest universities in Italy, with a strong inter-disciplinary research focus. Talking to the visiting team, Prof. Giovanni Naldi, who extended the invitation to Dr. Bipin Nair, expressed his readiness to start new projects with Amrita. Amrita University had already collaborated with the University of Milan and a few labs at the University of Pavia on an Indo-Italy robotics project sponsored by the external affairs ministries of both countries.