28a / MATHEMATICAL MODELING IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

27 April – 2 May 2009        Send to printer


Course directors

Branka Bernard, University of Lyon, France
Hanspeter Herzel, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Vitaly Volper, University of Lyon, France


Course description:

Mathematical biology or computational biology is an emerging field of academic study which aims at modeling natural, biological processes using applied mathematical techniques and tools. Its interdisciplinary nature requires collaborations of biologists, clinicians, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists. This course will demonstrate results of such collaborations by providing pairs of lectures given by biologist or clinicians, and mathematical modelers working on the same problem. The lectures will cover several topics, namely: study of biological rhythms, various aspects of modeling of tumor growth, computational immunology, modeling of prion diseases, and biological applications of spacial models. During the course, young researchers in the field (PhD students and postdocs) will be given an opportunity to present their work, and to discuss their projects with the prominent scientists in their field of research. This course aims at bridging the existing gap between the biology and mathematics. We believe that presenting the successful examples of such an interdisciplinary work would be a good way to motivate the young researchers to contribute to this fast growing field.


Course lecturers

Miljenko Huzak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Samuel Bernard, University of Lyon, France
Jean Clairambault, INRIA - French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, Paris, France
Hanspeter Herzel, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Thomas Hoefer, German Cancer Research Centre, Germany
Jean-Pierre Liautard, University Montpellier, France
Max Loehning, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Michal Mackey, McGill University, Canada
Ivica Rubelj, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Christine Sers, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Vitaly Volper, University of Lyon, France


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