Luís Neves de Almeida
CNRS Research Director (Directeur de Recherche)

Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
4 place Jussieu, F75005 PARIS, FRANCE

Tél : +33 1 44 27 40 99
Fax : +33 1 44 27 72 00

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e-mail : luis (at)

Member of the INRIA team MAMBA

Main research interests:

My traditional research areas concern the study of the level sets of Ginzburg-Landau energies (and of the corresponding Euler-Lagrange equations)
and that of symmetry and monotonicity of elliptic partial differential equations on manifolds.

Mathematical biology has progressively become my main research subject. My work in this area is mostly relative to the mathematical modeling of actin cable contraction in morphogenesis and wound-healing.

 More recently, I became interested in the mathematical study of bacterial population dynamics and movement, in tumor growth models and in vector borne diseases.

Main scientific administration activities at present:

Member of the Interdisciplinary committee (CID 51) of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Co-organization of the Groupe de travail Maths Bio et Santé.

Person in charge of the Mathématiques Appliquées aux Sciences Biologiques et Biomédicales Master 2 program of UPMC.

Recent Publications:

Traveling Pulses for a Two-Species Chemotaxis Model. Emako C, Gayrard C, Buguin A, Neves de Almeida L, Vauchelet N, PLoS Comput Biol. (2016) 12(4): e1004843. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004843 . (senior and corresponding author)

Gap geometry dictates epithelial closure efficiency, A. Ravasio, I. Cheddadi, T. Chen, T. Pereira, H.T. Ong, C. Bertocchi, A. Brugues, A. Jacinto, A.J. Kabla, Y. Toyama, X. Trepat, N. Gov, L. Neves de Almeida and B. Ladoux, Nature Commun. (2015), 10.1038/ncomms8683 . (senior and corresponding author)

Existence and diffusive limit of a two-species kinetic model of chemotaxis, Casimir Emako, Luís Neves de Almeida, Nicolas Vauchelet, Kinet. Rel. Mod. Volume 8, Issue 2, 359 - 380, June 2015,  doi:10.3934/krm.2015.8.359 . (alphabetic order the math way)

Emergence of Drug Tolerance in Cancer Cell Populations: An Evolutionary Outcome of Selection, Nongenetic Instability, and Stress-Induced Adaptation
Rebecca H. Chisholm, Tommaso Lorenzi, Alexander Lorz, Annette K. Larsen, Luís Neves de Almeida, Alexandre Escargueil, and Jean Clairambault
Cancer Res. March 15, 2015 75:930-939; Published OnlineFirst January 27, 2015; doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-2103

Mechanics of epithelial closure over non-adherent environments, SRK Vedula, G. Peyret, I. Cheddadi, T. Chen, A. Brugués, H. Hirata, H. Lopez-Menendez, Y. Toyama, L. Neves de Almeida, X. Trepat, CT Lim and B. Ladoux, Nature Commun. (2015), 10.1038/ncomms7111,

Previous Publications