Multiphysics Models of Biological Systems

S. Filippi[1,2], and C. Cherubini[1,2]
[1] Facoltà di Ingegneria Università Campus Biomedico di Roma
[2] International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, University of Rome

This article presents different applications of COMSOL Multiphysics in the context of the mathematical modeling of biological systems.

Simulations of excitable media like cardiac and neural tissues are discussed.

Keynote speaker's biography: Simonetta Filippi is member of the Engineering Faculty at the University Campus Biomedico and of the International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics ICRA, both of Rome. Her work in numerical modeling spans a wide range of biological phenomena and includes astrophysics of selfgravitating systems.

Simonetta Filippi was one of the keynote speakers at the COMSOL User's Conference, fall 2006 in Milan.