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The year of Mathematical Biology 2018 is a joint venture of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB). The main objectives are to celebrate the huge increase and importance of applications of mathematics to biology and life sciences in the last years and to foster the feedback loop between life sciences and mathematics for years to come. Applications of mathematics in Biology are completely opening new pathways of interactions and they are a huge source of new mathematical problems.

An organization committee for this joint EMS-ESMTB event has been set up through the Applied Mathematics Committee of the EMS:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Imperial College London, UK. (Chair)
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ICM, Poland.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., École Polytechnique, France.

If you have any suggestions or ideas that you want to share with us, activities to be done, activities to be included or any queries, please contact any member of the committee.

Activities

The 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2018) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 23 to 27 July, 2018. The venue is the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon), FCUL; its research centre CMAF-CIO will host the event.

This will be a main event of the YEAR OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (YMB), set up by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and ESMTB. For that reason, ECMTB 2018 will, for the first time, be a joint ESMTB-EMS conference and will be co-organized by SPM (Portuguese Mathematical Society).

The European Conferences on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB) are the major scientific events in this field in Europe and one of the major events worldwide, attracting the participation not only of the European researchers, but also of researchers from all over the world. For previous ECMTB conferences, please see here.

CIMPA Research School 2016: Mathematical modeling in biology and medicine
Santiago de Cuba
8-17 June 2016

Mathematical modeling and computer simulation tools have been growing enormously in the fields of mathematics and physics applied to biophysics, biology, biochemistry and bioengineering. The reasons for this large attention of the mathematical community are multi-faceted. Among them, the mathematical modeling in biology and medicine is one of the most important challenges of mathematics applied to scientific problems. It has been shown to be a substantial tool for the investigation of complex biophysical phenomena, such as cancer. Tumor growth continues and will continue to challenge oncologists. The pace of progress has often been slow, in part because of the time required to evaluate new therapies. To reduce the time to approval, new paradigms for assessing therapeutic efficacy are needed. This requires the intellectual energy of scientists working in the field of mathematics and physics, collaborating closely with biologists and clinicians. This essentially means that the heuristic experimental approach, which is the traditional investigative method in the biological sciences, should be complemented by a mathematical modeling approach. This school is addressed for researchers, doctoral students, students of Master’s degree level and talented undergraduate students to acquire a basic training in that field. This school will cover a wide class of mathematical models and applications in issues related to tumor growth, population dynamics, pattern formation and their implications in developmental cancer biology. The school will constitute a very interesting thematic opening for the young researchers. It will also be a tremendous tool of exchange between world-wide researchers and Cuban/Caribbean researchers in applied mathematics, theoretical biology and medicine.

Deadline for students to apply is February 28, 2016.

More information: http://wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/~jcarrill/Cuba/Cimpa.html

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