Populations in Epidemics and Ecology

Modeling and numerical simulation

II edition

Bilbao, May 16th-18th, 2018

The second BCAM-Workshop on “Populations in epidemics and ecology: Modeling and numerical simulations” will take place in Bilbao on May 16th-18th to discuss recent research in population dynamics applied to epidemics, ecology and medicine based on mathematical models that reflect the main features of such dynamics. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together established researchers, younger ones, and students to expose and be exposed to new techniques, theoretical results, and discoveries in applications that may benefit many of the participants by providing new insights and techniques that they may not have previously known or used. The use of such results and techniques are potentially beneficial to many important medical, ecological, and epidemiological questions.

This workshop provides an informal forum for discussing the most recent findings, developments and challenges in several fast-growing areas of mathematical biology. Among others, the presentations in the workshop will address asymptotic profiles in selection mutation equations, multi-scale models, an alternative way to compute population reproduction number, spatial spread of epidemics, skin structure, control of disease spread, final size of an epidemic, and different aspects of tumor growth. This workshop is designed to provide a platform for researchers currently working in mathematical biology to come together and discuss: a) how to better understand the dynamics of some complex systems by looking at them simultaneously at different scales, b) the limitations and desirable level of detail that mathematical models in population dynamics need to have, and c) some of the practical difficulties that should be expected when applying the models to real-life data and ways to circumvent them.

The workshop structure, combining high-profile speakers and talented young researchers from world-renowned institutions, will ensure a diverse and lively interaction among participants that will help early-career researchers to focus their interests through the emphasis of current approaches and open problems that should be addressed in future research.

Registration is free.

To register, please send an email to the organizers.