In this page we collect online seminar series of interest to members and followers of the ESMTB

Current seminar series

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Online

    This seminar series focuses on progress in mathematical theory for the study of reaction networks, mainly in biology and chemistry. The scope is broad and accommodates works arising from dynamical systems, stochastics, algebra, topology and beyond.

    Information, subscription link and schedule can be found here:

    We aim at providing a common forum for sharing knowledge and encouraging discussion across subfields. In particular we aim at facilitating interactions between junior and established researchers. These considerations will be represented in the choice of invited speakers and we will strive to create an excellent, exciting and diverse schedule.

    The seminar runs twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, at 17:00 Brussels time. Each session consists of two 25-minute talks followed by 5-minute questions. After the two talks, longer discussions will take place for those interested. If speakers agree, the talk is recorded and shared through the seminar webpage.

    The zoom link will be opened at least 15 minutes before the start time, to let people meet and have a coffee together. So, join us for an informal chat!

    The organizers (Daniele Cappelletti, Elisenda Feliu, Stefan Müller)

    • 25 Jan 2021
    • 9 Jul 2022
    • Online

    We are organizing a virtual seminar on Computational and Mathematical Biology. The topic of this seminar series is very general and includes all subjects of MathBio and Computational Biology. It is currently every other Monday at 11 am EDT (5 pm CET). We use Zoom, and record the talks and post them online if speakers agree.

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    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Online

    IBS Virtual Biomedical Mathematics Colloquium series focuses on progress in outstanding mathematical theory for the study of biology and medicine and its application. This will be a great chance for individuals and groups to hear from outstanding researchers and discuss with them from your place. The colloquium runs either Wed 16:00 or Thu 11:00 Korea time depending on speakers' time zone. It consists of a 50-minute talk followed by 10-minute questions. After the formal session, longer discussions will take place for those interested. The zoom link will be opened at least 10 minutes before the start time, to let people meet and have a coffee together. So, join us for an informal chat!

    IBS Biomedical Mathematics Group (BIMAG) is established in March 2021 to carry out top-class research in the field of biological and medical mathematics. BIMAG consists of three research teams:

    Intracellular dynamics team aims for the development of reduction methods for multi-scale systems and its application to enzyme kinetics, cancer Immunotherapy, and biological oscillators.

    Intercellular dynamics team aims for the development of inference methods for dynamic cellular networks and its application to biological oscillatory networks.

    Systemic dynamics team aims for the development of digital medicine for sleep disorders based on health wearable devices.

    BIMAG regularly hires senior researchers and postdoctoral fellows.

    • 3 Sep 2021
    • 31 Dec 2021
    • Online

    The MTB Seminar series will restart on September 3, 2021. Seminars are held online (zoom webinar) every other Friday.

    Here is the list of confirmed speakers for the second half of 2021:

    September 3, 2021: Eduardo Massad, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
    September 17, 2021: Jose Fernando Fontanari, São Paulo University, Brazil 
    October 1, 2021: Susanne Ditlevsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
    October 15, 2021: Sergei Petrovskii, University of Leicester, UK 
    October 29, 2021: Roeland Merks, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
    November 12, 2021: Heikki Haario, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
    November 26, 2021: Maíra Aguiar, Baque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Spain
    December 10, 2021: Daniele Avitabile, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    There is no need to pre-register for the MTB seminars. If you wish to be informed about the upcoming seminars, please fill in this form

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    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 31 Dec 2021
    • online

    This is a program on The Mathematical Laws of Morphology and Biomechanics, which includes a seminar series and working groups. The website of the program can be found here:

    Seminar Series

    The seminar can be followed online using the following link:

    The first seminar will be given by Prof. Alain Goriely from Oxford University on Tuesday 14th September 2021 5pm BST (noon EDT) and will be on:

    Title: Ten ways to model growth

    Abstract: Growth is a generic term that describes processes in which the mass of a body changes over time. In biology, the problem of growth is fundamental to all aspects of life, with realizations as diverse as cell division, morphogenesis, development, maintenance, cancer, and aging. All life forms experience growth to some appreciable degree and one of the ultimate challenges of modern biology is to understand the role of the genetic code in transforming cells into fully mature organisms and explaining how these organisms manage to regulate shape and function through growth and remodeling. The mathematical problem of modelling growth consists in formulating these internal variations of mass and explore their consequences. In this talk, I will give a general overview of the problem of growth in biological systems and review different modelling approaches from simple discrete models to sophisticated continuous models and discuss their relative advantages.

    The line-up of speakers for the seminar series is still growing - check out the seminar page on the website for the current list.

    Working Groups

    As part of the program, we are organizing working groups on the topics of morphology and biomechanics. Each term we will concentrate on a specific topic, starting in Fall 2021 with Animal Locomotion. Everybody is welcome to participate in the activities of these Working Groups. Date and time of the meetings will be announced soon.

    Participants are encouraged to give a presentation during our meetings on a topic of their interest related to the theme of the lectures. Ideally, participants will present a concrete problem that they want to collaborate on in a team, which will benefit from cross-disciplinary interactions. Interesting problems could come from biomechanics or morphology and need advanced mathematical or computational tools to be addressed.

    Looking forward to seeing you at the meetings!

    Best wishes,

    The Organizers: Prof. Kathleen Lois Foster and Prof. Alessandro Maria Selvitella

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