A chemotaxis model motivated by angiogenesis

  • Hatem Zaag (ENS Paris)
G3 10 (Lecture hall)


We consider a simple model arising in modeling angiogenesis and more specifically the development of capillary blood vessels due to an exogenous chemoattractive signal (solid tumors for instance). It is given as coupled system of parabolic equations through a nonlinear transport term. We show that, by opposition to some classical chemotaxis model, this system admits a positive energy. This allows us to develop an existence theory for weak solutions. We also show that, in two dimensions, this system admits a family of self-similar waves.