Giorgia Ciavolella

Giorgia Ciavolella

Postdoctoral Researcher

INRIA MONC team and Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Inria MONC team and at the Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics. I am currently collaborating with the Goetz Lab for Tumor Biomechanics (Strasbourg), studying the dynamics of circulating tumor cells in blood vessels. I am working on the mathematical and numerical modeling, data assimilation and calibration. This project is developed with Annabelle Collin and Christèle Etchegaray.

In October 2022, I obtained my PhD in applied mathematics at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions (LJLL) and Università di Roma Tor Vergata, under the direction of Benoît Perthame (LJLL) and Roberto Natalini (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, CNR, Rome). I was also member of the Inria MAMBA team.

PhD Thesis: “Reaction-diffusion equations with membrane conditions describing tumor invasion”


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological Applications
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Simulations
  • Real data assimilation
  • Mathematical modeling


  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2019-2022

    Sorbonne Université, Paris, France and Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

  • Erasmus (Master in Mathematics and Applications), Sept. 2018-Jan 2019

    Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

  • Master in Applied Mathematics, 2017-2019

    Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

  • Bachelor in Mathematics, 2014-2017

    Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Publications/ Preprints

(2024). A model for membrane degradation using a gelatin invadopodia assay. Bull. Math. Biol.


(2024). Effective interface conditions for a porous medium type problem. Interface Free Bound.



Séminaire d'Analyse Appliquée
JMBS 2023: Journées Math Bio Santé
21st IMACS World Congress, Mini-symposium
Mathematical Physics - PDE Seminar
Workshop - Modelling cell and tissue biomechanics

Events Organisation


Mathematical Challenges in Modelling Cancer Dynamics - 2023, LJLL, Paris

MBMC 2022 Conference

Mathematical Biology on the Mediterranean Coast - 3rd Edition, FORTH, Crete

MBMC 2021 Conference

Mathematical Biology on the Mediterranean Coast - 2nd Edition, Online Conference