Acta Biotheoretica

, Volume 58, Issue 4, pp 329–340 | Cite as

Lattice-Gas Cellular Automaton Models for Biology: From Fluids to Cells

  • Bastien ChopardEmail author
  • Rafik Ouared
  • Andreas Deutsch
  • Haralambos Hatzikirou
  • Dieter Wolf-Gladrow
Regular Article


Lattice-gas cellular automaton (LGCA) and lattice Boltzmann (LB) models are promising models for studying emergent behaviour of transport and interaction processes in biological systems. In this chapter, we will emphasise the use of LGCA/LB models and the derivation and analysis of LGCA models ranging from the classical example dynamics of fluid flow to clotting phenomena in cerebral aneurysms and the invasion of tumour cells.


Lattice-gas cellular automaton Lattice Boltzmann model Discrete dynamical system Tumour invasion Blood clotting Collective behaviour 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bastien Chopard
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rafik Ouared
    • 1
  • Andreas Deutsch
    • 2
  • Haralambos Hatzikirou
    • 2
  • Dieter Wolf-Gladrow
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Center for Information Services and High Performance ComputingTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

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