ESMTB-EMS Summer Schools

 EMS-ESMTB Summer School “Mathematical Biology of Tissue Mechanics”

Monday 25 through Friday 29 July 2016
Lorentz Center@Oort - Leiden

Organizers:
Andreas Deutsch, Roeland Merks and Vitaly Volpert

Scientific Topic:
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+

Workshop Format:
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. 

Projects:

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.

Application:
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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2014: Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

Turku, Finland
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
Lyon, France
27th - 31st May, 2013

List of speakers:

  • Denis Thieffry (ENS PARIS)
  • Raphaël Voituriez (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
  • Pierre Degond (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
  • Dirk Drasdo (INRIA Rocquencourt)
  • Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)

Further information: http://mathbio2013.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/5

 

The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution 2012: THEORY OF SPECIATION
Helsinki, Finland
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
Evora, Portugal
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
Turku, Finland
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)

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