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2019-09-08 - 2019-09-21

Biomathematics ESMTB Summer School 2019, Modelling in Marine Ecology at Isola delle Femmine (PA) Sicily

The biomathematics '2019 ESMTB Summer School: Modelling in Marine Ecology' will take place in Italy (Isola delle Femmine, Palermo, Sicily) between 8th and 21st September 2019.
Please visit the web page of the summer school at http://biomat1.iasi.cnr.it/esmtbschool2019/

The school is mainly addressed to PhD and Post-Doc students interested in modelling of marine systems and with background in applied mathematics, bioengineering or physics.

The school aims to cover different aspects in marine ecology, such as modelling of marine population dynamics; study of the role of different marine communities and their modification in relation to environmental and climate changes as well as due to anthropocentric activities; fisheries modelling; study of marine systems contamination and its impact on marine populations; methodological aspects with lectures on parameter estimation, model selection and model numerical simulations.

The event is structured as a 13-day summer school from Monday September 9th through Friday September 20th, including the morning of Saturday 14th. Each day will be of 7/8 teaching units (lectures by instructors of 40 min, including 5 min questions and discussion). A workshop with 10 min presentations of the participants will be organized at the end of the school. A social event consisting of a full-day trip on Sunday 15th including a social dinner will be offered by the Organization.

The school aims to cover several themes on modelling in marine ecology and provides several courses within each theme. The currently negotiated themes include:
• Marine population and community dynamics
• Biogeochemistry and marine ecosystems
• Fisheries and resource dynamics
• Contaminants in marine systems and their impact on marine populations
• Methods and tools in mathematical modelling

The school is mainly supported by the CISAS project and by the ESMTB. ESMTB members may apply to travel grants at the ESMTB web page www.esmtb.org
For registration please visit the school website http://biomat1.iasi.cnr.it/esmtbschool2019/

Accommodation fee
The individual accommodation fee for the entire school period amounts to 1300 € for a double room and to 1560 € for a double room single-use (DUS) at the Saracen Sands Hotel & Congress Centre. Note that, while participants will be required to give their accommodation preference, the DUS accommodation may be subject to limitation. The accommodation fee will cover the period starting from lunch of September 8th to breakfast of September 21st, including all meals within this period.

School fee
The School fee includes school material and attendance and amounts to:
• 0 EUR for ESMTB members who give their adhesion within April 30th
• 100 EUR for non-ESMTB members who give their adhesion within April 30th
• 100 EUR for ESMTB members who give their adhesion after April 30th
• 200 EUR for non-ESMTB members who give their adhesion after April 30th


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2019-09-01 - 2019-09-07

MBMC-Samos2019 Summer School at University of the Aegean, Karlovasi, Samos, Greece

The Summer school will propose, from Sunday September 1 (arrival and registration in the afternoon) until Saturday September 7 (ending by noon) 5 lectures of 4 to 5 hours each, on different aspects of mathematical biology, given by 5 lecturers specialists of their fields:

Jose Antonio Carrillo de la Plata, Imperial College London, London, UK: Attractive-repulsive mathematical models in collective motion
Benoit Perthame, Sorbonne Universite, Paris France: Models of adaptive dynamics in mathematical biology and their analysis
Nikolaos Sfakianakis, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK: Mathematical problems in evolutionary theory and associated numerical questions
James Sneyd, University of Auckland, New Zealand: Topics in mathematical physiology (To be confirmed)
Nicolas Vauchelet, Universite Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France: Control of vector-borne diseases and their epidemics

The number of participants to the school will be limited to 60, on a basis of first come, first served (see the Deadlines for registration and fees). PhD students in mathematics, up to a limit number of 40, are eligible to be totally waived of charges, on recommendation of their supervisors: no registration fees nor local expenses, i.e., accommodation or meals, for the school (as for the workshop). Participation of PhD students coming from nearby (in particular Greek and Turkish) universities is encouraged. Support for travelling expenses may further be asked from supporting institutions such as EMS, SMB, ESMTB, or others.

The school lectures will be given during the days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (morning only for Saturday). Wednesday until 5 p.m. will be reserved for a visit to the archeological sites of the island.

After the lectures, before and after dinner time, work sessions will be dedicated to exchanges and research talks on specialised topics by PhD students and other mathematicians.

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2019-08-11 - 2019-08-17

Developing Multi-Scale, Virtual-Tissue Simulations with CompuCell3D at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

The 14th User Training Workshop: Developing Multi-Scale, Virtual-Tissue Simulations with CompuCell3D, will take place in the USA (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) between August 11th and August 17th, 2019.

Mathematical Biologists, Computational Biologists, Experimental Biologists, Medical Scientists and Biophysicists, from advanced undergraduates to senior faculty, with a current or potential interest in modeling biological development, developmental disease like cancer, tissue-level toxicology or any biomedical problems in which (multi)cellular tissue structure, behaviors and (re)organisation play a key role. No specific programming or mathematical experience is required, though familiarity with a modeling environment (e.g., Mathematica, Maple, Python, or Matlab) and how to represent basic concepts like diffusion and chemical reactions mathematically, will be helpful.

Mechanistic modeling is an integral part of contemporary bioscience, used for hypothesis generation and testing, experiment design and interpretation and the design of therapeutic interventions. The CompuCell3D modeling environment allow researchers with modest programing experience to rapidly build and execute complex Virtual Tissue simulations of development, homeostasis, toxicity and disease in tissues, organs and organisms, covering sub-cellular, multi-cell and continuum tissue scales. Virtual-Tissue simulations developed using CompuCell3D run on Windows, Mac and Linux. CompuCell3D is open source, allowing users to extend, improve, validate, modify and share the core software. By the end of this one-week course, participants will have implemented a basic simulation of their particular biological problem of interest. Post-course support and collaboration will be available to continue simulation development.

The workshop is structured as a 7-day summer school from Sunday August 11th through Saturday August 17th (approx 9AM-6PM each day), The workshop will include a limited number of lectures and numerous hands-on computer tutorials. Each attendee will also present a mini-talk on their problem of interest. There will be concurrent sessions for basic and advanced modelers.

An Introductory Python Tutorial will take place on August 11th. If you already know Python, you may skip this part of the workshop or take this material as a review

Python scripting.
Introduction to Reaction-Kinetics (RK) models.
Introduction to SBML.
Introduction to Virtual-Tissue simulations.
Introduction to CompuCell3D.
Basics of model building.
Combining RK and Virtual-Tissue models.
Extending CompuCell3D.
Building a basic simulation of your system.

INSTRUCTORS (tentative):
Prof. James A. Glazier (Indiana University), Prof. Julio Belmonte (North Carolina State University), Dr. Maciek Swat (CC3D Lead developer), Juliano Gianlupi (Indiana University), Dr. Endre Somogyi (Indiana University), and Dr. James Sluka (Indiana University)

Because the number of places is limited, admission is by application only. To apply for admission, please visit the school website https://goo.gl/forms/lGMPVFrjhHZFyGdJ3

The deadline for applications is June 20th, 2019. However, we strongly encourage early applications. Applications will be processed as received. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received a notice that your application for admission has been accepted.

The workshop is partially supported by grants from the US National Institutes of Health. Enrollment is free and includes breakfast and lunches. However, travel and accommodation costs and the optional group dinners are expected to be covered by participants. The workshop may be able to assist participants who are interested in sharing accommodations.

The workshop will be held in the Woodburn Hall Conference Facility, on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. The nearest airport to Bloomington is Indianapolis International Airport (IND). A scheduled bus service runs between IND airport and Indiana University. Numerous hotels and rental options and a wide variety of restaurants are located within walking distance of Woodburn Hall.

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2019-07-15 - 2019-07-19

Utrecht Summer School: Applied Bifurcation Theory at Utrecht University, Utrecht, NL


The dynamics of many physical, chemical, biological, industrial, economic, and social systems is often described by nonlinear iterated maps and ordinary differential equations (autonomous or with delays). Bifurcations are qualitative changes in the dynamics under variation of control parameters. The analysis of bifurcations requires a combination of theory with efficient numerical techniques. This summer school aims at presenting the modern theory of bifurcations in two-parameter planar ordinary differential equations, and showing how its methods and results can be generalized to the analysis of iterated maps and ordinary differential equations with delays.

The target audience is Master students in mathematics, physics, engineering, and economics with good knowledge of ordinary differential equations and functional analysis. The program will include theoretical lectures and computer practicals with the latest software, i.e. MatCont and DDE-BIFTOOL, by experts from Utrecht University, University of Twente, and University of Hasselt.

Application deadline: 24 May 2019

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2019-07-08 - 2019-07-12

Summer School Data Science and Epidemic Models at University of Trento, I.

The Summer School "Data Science and Epidemic Models" will take place in Trento, Italy, from July 8 to 12, 2019.

The summer school aims at presenting state-of-the art techniques to exploit the available data to improve our understanding of epidemic dynamics and spread. The topics will include:

The school will include some hours of computer practice in the application of the methods, and it is intended for Ph.D. students, beginning postdocs and advanced Master's students, preferably with some experience in the area. Lecturers:

Participation will be limited to 50 people; participation fee 250 Euros. The online form for participation will be available from February 1 on the School Web site.

Deadline: April 1, 2019.

All information available on the website https://webmagazine.unitn.it/en/evento/dmath/51928/data-science-and-epidemic-models

To contact us, write an e-mail to dsem2019@unitn.it

The organizers:
Stefano Merler, FBK, Trento, Italy
Andrea Pugliese, University of Trento, Italy

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