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Summer Graduate School

Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures 2016: Dynamics of Biological Systems May 30, 2016 - June 11, 2016
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Location: University of Alberta for PIMS
Organizers Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta), Mark Lewis (University of Alberta), Yingfei Yi (University of Alberta)

The purpose of this summer school is to focus on the interplay of dynamical and biological systems, developing the rich connectionbetween science and mathematics that has been so successful to date. Our focus will be on understanding the mathematical structure of dynamical systems that come from biological problems, and then relating the mathematical structures back to the biology to provide scientific insight. We will focus on five key areas: complex bio-networks, multi scale biological dynamics, biological waves, nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation, and disease dynamics. For each of the five key areas, we will invite 2-3 world leaders who are also excellent communicators to deliver a series of 2-4 one-hour lectures. We expect an average of eight hours of lecture per subject area, spread over approximately two weeks.

Lecture Topics 

  • Biological waves and invasions
  • Complex bio-networks
  • Disease dynamics
  • Multi scale biological dynamics
  • Nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation

Special restrictions (for MSRI Support):

  1. In addition to the nomination at MSRI, a separate application via the PIMS Homepage is required to participate in this workshop.
  2. Participation is subject to selection by the organizers
  3. Due to the small number of students supported by MSRI, only one student per institution will be funded by MSRI. Additional students are highly encouraged to apply directly via the PIMS Homepage.

For eligibility and how to apply, see the Summer Graduate Workshop homepage

Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC