COVID-19 Research

Title :

Modelling the spread of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in host tissue and its potential epidemiological implications for COVID-19

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Mathematical Sciences

Focus area :

Mathematical modelling for COVID-19

Principal Investigator :

Dr Mandar M Inamdar, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

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Executive Summary :

This study aims to develop a general, cell-based model of 2D viral spread in a tissue in which cells are mechano-chemical entities that can deform, move, divide, and die.


Built a continuum model to understand the spread and control of viral infection in the tissue. A general collation of scaling relation between virus particle dimension and genome size has been obtained and its role explored in viral life history.

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