# Qiyao PengLeiden University | LEI · Mathematical Institute

Qiyao Peng

Phd

## About

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Introduction

Additional affiliations

November 2020 - present

November 2017 - December 2021

Position

- PhD Student

Description

- I am mainly working on agent-based modelling for wound healing, in particular skin contractions and metastasis of the cancer cell. During the modelling, we are inspired to probe the alternative replacement of using Dirac Delta distribution to improve the accuracy of the solution. Currently, I am the president of SIAM Student Chapter in TUDelft, in which we organize a lot of events.

Education

November 2017 - November 2021

October 2016 - October 2017

October 2015 - July 2016

## Publications

Publications (24)

For the sake of computational efficiency and for theoretical purposes, in mathematical modelling, the Dirac Delta distributions are often utilized as a replacement for cells or vesicles, since the size of cells or vesicles is much smaller than the size of the surrounding tissues. Here, we consider the scenario that the cell or the vesicle releases...

Cancer cell migration between different body parts is the driving force behind cancer metastasis, which is the main cause of mortality of patients. Migration of cancer cells often proceeds by penetration through narrow cavities in locally stiff, yet flexible tissues. In our previous work, we developed a model for cell geometry evolution during inva...

Skin contraction is an important biophysical process that takes place during and after recovery of deep tissue injury. This process is mainly caused by fibroblasts (skin cells) and myofibroblasts (differentiated fibroblasts which exert larger pulling forces and produce larger amounts of collagen) that both exert pulling forces on the surrounding ex...

Cancer cell migration between different body parts is the driving force behind cancer metastasis, which is the main cause of mortality of patients. Migration of cancer cells often proceeds by penetration through narrow cavities in locally stiff, yet flexible tissues. In our previous work, we developed a model for cell geometry evolution during inva...

Plastic (permanent) deformations were earlier, modeled by a phenomenological model in Peng and Vermolen (Biomech Model Mechanobiol 19(6):2525–2551, 2020). In this manusctipt, we consider a more physics-based formulation that is based on morphoelasticity. We firstly introduce the morphoelasticity approach and investigate the impact of various input...

Deep dermal wounds induce skin contraction as a result of the traction forcing exerted by (myo)fibroblasts on their immediate environment. These (myo)fibroblasts are skin cells that are responsible for the regeneration of collagen that is necessary for the integrity of skin We consider several mathematical issues regarding models that simulate trac...

Burns and other skin traumas occur at various intensities regarding the depth and area of the skin, as well as the involvement of the different skin layers. Worldwide, an estimated six million patients need hospitalisation for burns annually. Furthermore, most severe burn injuries will develop morbidity and unaesthetic scars like contractures and h...

We consider a mathematical model for skin contraction, which is based on solving a momentum balance under the assumptions of isotropy, homogeneity, Hooke’s Law, infinitesimal strain theory and point forces exerted by cells. However, point forces, described by Dirac Delta distributions lead to a singular solution, which in many cases may cause troub...

The phenomenological model for cell shape deformation and cell migration Chen (BMM 17:1429–1450, 2018), Vermolen and Gefen (BMM 12:301–323, 2012), is extended with the incorporation of cell traction forces and the evolution of cell equilibrium shapes as a result of cell differentiation. Plastic deformations of the extracellular matrix are modelled...

Skin contraction is an important biophysical process that takes place during and after the recovery of deep tissue injury. This process is mainly caused by fibroblasts (skin cells) and myofibroblasts (differentiated fibroblasts) that exert pulling forces on the surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM). Modelling is done in multiple scales: agent-base...

The phenomenological model for cell shape deformation and cell migration (Chen et.al. 2018; Vermolen and Gefen 2012) is extended with the incorporation of cell traction forces and the evolution of cell equilibrium shapes as a result of cell differentiation. Plastic deformations of the extracellular matrix are modelled using morphoelasticity theory....

In this paper, we extend the model of wound healing by Boon et al. (J Biomech 49(8):1388–1401, 2016). In addition to explaining the model explicitly regarding every component, namely cells, signalling molecules and tissue bundles, we categorized fibroblasts as regular fibroblasts and myofibroblasts. We do so since it is widely documented that myofi...

Deep tissue injury is often followed by contraction of the scar tissue. This contraction occurs as a result of pulling forces that are exerted by fibroblasts (skin cells). We consider a cell-based approach to simulate the contraction behavior of the skin. Since the cells are much smaller than the wound region, we model cellular forces by means of D...

The poster describes the agent-based model for skin contraction in wound healing. We present a brief description of the model after necessary simplification of the biological phenomena, as well as the numerical results from our simulations. In particular, due to lack of information of parameter values, we conducted Monte Carlo simulations to invest...

The poster describes the point force and their alternatives in cell-based models for skin contraction. Point forces are commonly depicted by Dirac Delta distributions, which will lead to a singular solution of elasticity equation in dimensionality exceeding one. Therefore, to improve the accuracy of the solution, we probe the other possible approac...

We consider a mathematical model for wound contraction, which is based on solving a momentum balance under the assumptions of isotropy, homogeneity, Hooke's Law, infinitesimal strain theory and point forces exerted by cells. However, point forces, described by Dirac Delta distributions lead to a singular solution, which in many cases may cause trou...

We consider several mathematical issues regarding models that simulate forces exerted by cells. Since the size of cells is much smaller than the size of the domain of computation, one often considers point forces, modelled by Dirac Delta distributions on boundary segments of cells. In the current paper, we treat forces that are directed normal to t...

We consider a cell-based approach in which the balance of momentum is used to predict the impact of cellular forces on the surrounding tissue. To this extent, the elasticity equation and Dirac Delta distributions are combined. In order to avoid the singularity caused by Dirac Delta distribution, alternative approaches are developed and a Gaussian d...