ESM-ESMTB Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2018 in Helsinki
We are glad to announce the 2018 edition of The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution, an EMS-ESMTB School in Applied Mathematics. The school will be held next year, between 19 and 26 August 2018 in Turku, Finland, and will be part of the EMS Year of Mathematical Biology.
The core program consists of five series of lectures:
Karl Sigmund (University of Vienna): Evolutionary game theory
Odo Diekmann (Utrecht University): Renewal equations in population biology
Sebastian Schreiber (University of California, Davis): Coexistence in variable environments
Ellen Baake (University of Bielefeld): Probabilistic models and ancestral processes in population genetics
Hans Heesterbeek (Utrecht University): Ecology of infectious diseases
All young researchers working in mathematical ecology can apply from all countries, especially from Europe and the Mediterranean. The school is aimed at graduate students of mathematics, but we also welcome students of biology with sufficient background in mathematics, as well as advanced undergraduates and postdocs.
The application period will start in late 2017. For more information, see the school's webpage
EMS-ESMTB summer school 2017 in Mathematical Modeling in Neuroscience.
Time: 26 June - 30 June 2017
Place: Hotel Siemsens Gaard, Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark Organizers: Jacob Østergaard and Susanne Ditlevsen
The summer school will bring together 25-35 PhD students and young researchers in quantitative life sciences and teach them a range of mathematical approaches to analysis and modeling in neuroscience. The topics cover a broad range of approaches in mathematical and computational neuroscience, and both single cell and network models will be covered.
Course webpage: http://www.math.ku.dk/~susanne/web/index.html
Lectures will be given by:
Stephen Coombes from University of Nottingham, expert in application of principles from nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics to the study of neural systems
Alex Roxin from Centre Recerca Matematica, Barcelona, expert in theoretical neurobiology of Cortical Circuits
Eva Löcherbach from Université Cergy-Pontoise, expert in stochastic processes and interacting graphs
Patricia Reynaud-Bouret from University of Nice, expert in point process models and statistics for spike trains and their dependence structure
Rune W. Berg from University of Copenhagen, expert in functional neuronal networks and sensory and motor processing
The workshop is jointly organized with the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB), and is part of a series of annual workshops on mathematical biology organized with the European Mathematical Society (EMS)
Venue: Hotel Siemsens Gaard, Bornholm - see www.siemsens.dk
Registration - before 15 April 2017.
Price for lodging including breakfast, lunch and conference dinner:
When paying before 1 March: EUR 260 (DKK 1.900). When paying after 1 March: EUR 310 (DKK 2.300).
EMS-ESMTB Summer School “Mathematical Biology of Tissue Mechanics”
Monday 25 through Friday 29 July 2016
Lorentz Center@Oort - Leiden
Andreas Deutsch, Roeland Merks and Vitaly Volpert
This summer school will bring together 40 young researchers in the quantitative life sciences and teach them a range of mathematical approaches to analyse and model the biomechanics of tissues and the collective behaviour of cells. The workshop has been organized jointly with the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB), and fits into a series of annual workshops on mathematical biology organized with the EMS (http://www.esmtb.org/schools). The workshop is co-funded by the EMS, ESMTB, the Lorentz Center, and NDNS+
The school will focus on hands-on group work, with participants focusing on one out of five biological problems. The mornings will start with plenary lectures that will showcase exemplary stories that have combined mathematical modeling and experimental biology, as well as discuss a number of mathematical methods in-depth. The lectures will cover a range of topics, including, but not limited to: vertex-based models, cellular automata models, cellular Potts modeling, partial-differential equations, and hybrid individual-based and continuum approaches.
TEAM A: Spatial effects in the pathogenesis of blood cancers, including leukemia
- Mentors: Vitaly Volpert and Anass Bouchnita, CNRS Lyon, France
- Mathematical methods: Hybrid, cell-based models based on Lagrangian dynamics
TEAM B: Modelling pigment cell interactions in zebrafish skin patterns
- Mentors: Roeland Merks, CWI and U Leiden, The Netherlands
- Mathematical Methods: modelling of tissues using the cellular Potts model, vertex-based models and using cellular automata.
TEAM C: Modeling of cell-cell signaling in discrete cell lattices with reaction-diffusion systems
- Mentors: Andreas Deutsch and Walter de Back, TU Dresden, Germany
- Mathematical Methods: Cell-cell signaling in discrete cell lattices, reaction-diffusion systems
Team D. Zebrafish epiboly and formation of compartments in 3D tissues: coupling mechanical behavior and gene regulation
- Mentors: Dr. Nadine Peyriéras and Dr. René Doursat, BioEmergences, CNRS USR3695, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
- Mathematical Methods: Modeling cross-talk between biomechanics and gene regulation
Lorentz Center Facilities:
The venue Lorentz Center@Oort, located at the Faculty of Science campus of Leiden University, the Netherlands. The Lorentz Center provides each participant with office space and wireless internet access. Lorentz Center also provides various practical services for the participants, such as arranging accommodations at the nearby hotel Van der Valk Hotel Leiden at a special rate (€ 84 including breakfast and taxes), visa assistance and bike rental. For further information, please refer to our website: www.lorentzcenter.nl.
Costs and Refunds:
Lorentz Center does not charge registration fees. In addition, Lorentz Center hosts a welcome reception and a workshop dinner, both free of charge. Some budget is available for travel refunds and hotel accommodation. Please apply for this upon registration.
Motivated applications, including a poster abstract, can be submitted until the deadline of April 30th, 2016, via the workshop webpage at: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2016/803/info.php3?wsid=803&venue=Oort. Decisions will be announced by May 17th, 2016.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of all practical matters of this Lorentz Center workshop, Mr. Martijn Fritsen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2014: Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
17-24 August 2014
This is the fourth school of a biennial series of international summer schools on mathematical ecology and evolution in Finland, organised by the Biomathematics Group of the University of Helsinki. This edition of the school focuses on infectious diseases. The series of The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution is part of the EMS-ESMTB School in Applied Mathematics.
Further information: http://mathstat.helsinki.fi/research/biomath/summerschool2014/
Multiscale modeling in the life sciences
27th - 31st May, 2013
List of speakers:
Further information: http://mathbio2013.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/5
The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2012: THEORY OF SPECIATION
19th - 26th August, 2012
This is the third school of a biennial series of international summer schools on mathematical ecology and evolution in Finland, organised by the Biomathematics Group of the University of Helsinki. This edition of the school focuses on the theory of speciation and is part of the ESF Research Networking Programme FroSpects and of the graduate school FICS. The series of The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution is part of the EMS-ESMTB School in Applied Mathematics.
Further information: http://wiki.helsinki.fi/display/huippu/mathbio2012
Dynamical Models in Life Sciences
July 24th to 30th, 2011
The aim of this summer school is to bring together specialists and students in mathematics, biology, physics and engineering with a common goal: the better understanding of the mathematics behind life sciences and the better understanding of life sciences using a deeper knowledge of mathematics.
This will be a joint event of the Portuguese Centro Internacional de Matemática, the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology and the European Mathematical Society in the historical city of Evora, Portugal, providing the perfect environment for the interaction between senior scientists in the field and students.
It will consist of 7 mini-courses aimed to Ph.D. students and junior post-docs, in mathematics, biology and related areas.
Further information: http://ssmtb.glocos.org
The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2010
August 22nd - August 29th, 2010
This is the second school of a biennial series of international summer schools on mathematical ecology and evolution in Finland, organised by the Biomathematics Group of the University of Helsinki. The school consists of graduate-level lectures on five topics at the research frontier, covering both subjects of mathematics outstandingly important in the field and subjects of biology of current interest.
The 2010 school will be held between 22 and 29 August 2010 in the Linnasmäki Conference Centre in Turku, Finland. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2010.
Topics and lecturers
- Evolutionary game theory: Karl Sigmund (University of Vienna)
- Bifurcation analysis: Yuri Kuznetsov (University of Utrecht)
- Stochastic differential equations: Carlos Braumann (University of Evora)
- Population genetics: Reinhard Bürger (University of Vienna)
- Stochastic models for epidemics: Tom Britton (University of Stockholm)