Graduate Summer School

Dynamics of Biological Systems
Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures (SMS)

May 30 – June 11, 2016, Edmonton, Canada

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Application deadline: JANUARY 15, 2016

A limited number of funded places are available at this summer school.

The purpose of this summer school is to focus on the interplay of dynamical and biological systems, developing the rich interplay between science and mathematics that has been so successful to date. We will focus on five key areas: complex bio-networks, multi scale biological dynamics, biological waves, nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation, and disease dynamics.

Confirmed Speakers: Réka Albert (Penn State), Henri Berestycki (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Chris Cosner  (University of Miami), Gerda deVries (University of Alberta), Zhilan Feng (Purdue University), Marty Golubitsky (Ohio State), Michael Li (University of Alberta), Yuan Lou (Ohio State), Philip Maini (Oxford), Benoit Perthame (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Hong Qian (University of Washington), Jianhong Wu (York University).


Scientific Committee: Marty Golubitsky (Ohio State), Philip Maini (Oxford), Benoit Perthame (Universite Pierre et Marie Currie), Jianhong Wu (York), Lai-Sang Young (Courant).


Local Organizers: Mark Lewis, Thomas Hillen, Yingfei Yi (University of Alberta).

Sponsors: Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Fields, University of Alberta, Institute des Sciences Mathématiques (ISM), Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), Springer-Verlag, Centre for Mathematical Biology and the Université de Montréal.

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