Mathematical Biology Workshop and IGTC Summit

  • Start Date: 07/14/2011
  • End Date: 07/16/2011


Plenary speakers:

Linda Allen (Texas Tech)
Mads Kaern (Ottawa)
Simon Levin (Princeton)
Michael Mackey (McGill)


Invited speakers:


Mark Lewis (Alberta)
Yoh Iwasa (Kyushu)
Kerry Landman (Melbourne)
Hidde de Jong (INRIA, Rhône-Alpes)
Moisés Santillán (Monterrey, Mexico)
Karl Hadeler (Tübingen, Arizona State)
Liliana Ironi (CNR, Pavia Italy)
*Benoit Perthame (UPMC – Paris VI)
*Leah Edelstein-Keshet (British Columbia)
*Leon Glass (McGill)


Further details will follow at a later time.


University of Victoria



Mathematical Biology is an important growing area of Applied Mathematics, and Canada has active researchers in a number of current areas including the two focal topics of our proposed workshop: mathematical physiology (particularly gene regulatory networks) and structured population dynamics. Mathematics is increasingly proving a valuable tool for modelling physiological systems and is particularly indispensable in the past-genomic era for understanding the function of gene regulatory networks. Thus, mathematics may lead to advances in disease treatment. Structured population dynamics has recently gained tremendous interest because such models can incorporate more biological realism such as stage, age, social and spatial structures of populations, and thus lead to more accurate predictions and the design of more effective control strategies. Both topics inspire mathematical research in dynamical systems, partial differential equations, and stochastic processes.


The event will also serve as the annual Summit of the IGTC (International Graduate Training Centre) in Mathematical Biology.



Talks will be given over the three days of the event, including one hour plenary talks, half hour invited talks and twenty minute student talks. There will also be a poster session, research discussion sessions where students and experts can interact, and an education session for IGTC



Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 


Local organizers:

Roderick Edwards (Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria)

Junling Ma (Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria)

Pauline van den Driessche (Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria)



Linda Allen (Texas Tech University Lubbock)

Simon Levin (Princeton University)

Mark Lewis (University of Alberta)

Michael Mackey (McGill University) 


Other Information: 


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