BioInfoSummer is a major annual bioinformatics educational and outreach event in Australia, bringing together in excess of 150 biologists, statisticians and bioinformatics professionals. Bioinformatics creates biological information and knowledge by the acquisition, archiving, integration, analysis and interpretation of biological data. … Continue reading

## Category Archives: Public Health

On November 12, 13 and 15, we are organizing the so-called Biomath days to which we invite students from the third grade of secondary school. On each of these days, the participating students will get in touch with the world … Continue reading

The Department of Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Bioinformatics, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, has seized the worldwide MPE initiative to illustrate the merits of clinging to a mathematical viewpoint within those domains of science that pursue deeper insights into … Continue reading

The Swedish National Committee for Mathematics arranges a free of charge public symposium in Stockholm, November 9th, 2013. The talks, given in Swedish, have titles that can be translated to:”So do numerical models for weather- and climate-forecasts work” , “Even living … Continue reading

Program: -Tomás Alarcón (Centre de Recerca Matematica, Barcelona, Spain): An Introduction to Stochastic Methods in Mathematical Biology -Mario Primicerio (Dipartimento di Matematica “Ulisse Dini”, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy): Mathematical Models for Social Changes and Criminology -Koby Rubinstein (Department … Continue reading

Program: – Jordi Bascompte (Integrative Ecology Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain): The Mathematics of Biodiversity – Nicola Bellomo (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy): Towars a Theory of Complex Living Beings – Joel Brown (UIC Biological Sciences, University of … Continue reading

The primary objective of this workshop is to continue the current effort in mathematical immunology that has been initiated by a series of international meetings. The second objective of the workshop is to enhance and train the strong mathematical immunology … Continue reading

How would you control the outbreak of a deadly infectious disease? What would you prioritise – developing a vaccine; isolating the sick; closing borders? In this interactive event using reports from the 2003 SARS outbreak and swine flu pandemic of … Continue reading

## Teach Networks to Teenagers

This is an article about outreach efforts to teach networks to students of age 13-16 in England. Supplementary teaching materials are available, too. Link to the abstract and article Download supplementary materials (.zip file)

Watch the video of Dr. Dominici’s lecture Abstract Over the next century, climate change is expected to lead to an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves. Climate change is also expected to impact … Continue reading

## Victor Donnay: Ordinary Differential Equations in Real World Situations

This course for junior and senior math majors uses mathematics from ordinary differential equations, to analyze and understand a variety of real-world problems. Among the civic problems explored are specific instances of population growth and over-population, over-use of natural resources … Continue reading

The Second International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Informatics (ICAMI’2013) will be organized during November 24 – 29, 2013 in San Andres Island, Colombia within the framework of the REALMA Network (REALMA). ICAMI’2013 will be hosted by the community of Colombian scholars, engineers and other specialists working in the field of applied mathematics and its adjunct areas, informatics and computer sciences. Continue reading

This is part of a series of workshops organized by IMPA aiming at bringing together a multidisciplinary group of scientists to study problems in the biophysical sciences upon which mathematics may have an impact. This year’s main topics are: Inverse … Continue reading

CIMAT is holding a 5-day workshop called “6th Industrial Problem Solving Workshop”. This event will take place at CIMAT in Guanajuato, Mexico. The workshop is designed to provide graduate students and qualified advanced undergraduates with firsthand experience in industrial research. … Continue reading

Over the past few years, mathematicians have found themselves on the front line in the fight against epidemics. Mathematical models are frequently called upon by policy makers to answer questions about the likely scale of outbreaks and to help guide control efforts. Continue reading

## DIMACS Sustainability Modules for Core Math Classes

Coming Soon: modules on math and sustainability topics, developed with NSF funding at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) in collaboration with the Mathematics and Climate Research Network. Modules are targeted to core curriculum college mathematics … Continue reading

The thematic program “Mathematical Biology” will be held in Lyon from March 4th to June 14th, 2013. The main topics to be addressed in this program are: cell biology, population dynamics, quantitative modeling for drug development, systems biology, and evolutionary … Continue reading

The workshop will include plenary lectures by leading researchers in tumor-immune system dynamics, parallel sessions of contributed/invited talks by senior and junior scientists, a poster session for graduate students, and a panel discussion on how to foster and sustain international collaborations in this highly multidisciplinary field of cancer immunology. Continue reading

THE ROLE OF MOVEMENT AND DISPERSAL IN SPATIAL ECOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Continue reading

On 1 January 2013, it will be twenty years since Epidemic Models started as a 6-month programme in the first year of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Since then, the field has grown enormously, in topics addressed, methods … Continue reading

The summer school school will include lectures on mathematical epidemiology, and one of the most important aspects will be projects for groups of 4–6 students, mixing scientific backgrounds and levels of experience, and focusing on real-world problems around which students develop and analyze models. It will also incorporate several lectures on public-health topics with focus on those relevant to other events of MPE2013 such as global spread, Indigenous populations health, vector-borne diseases and integration of surveillance, statistical data analysis and dynamical modelling and simulations. Continue reading

In Canada, the 2009 influenza H1N1 pandemic disproportionately affected Indigenous populations with severe disease outcomes often necessitating hospitalization and intensive care unit admission. Continue reading

Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to public health, and changes the way we must look at protecting vulnerable populations. Continue reading

Africa counts 54 countries and 15% of the world population, however, the combined GDP of African countries represented in 2003 just over 3% of the world’s GDP. Continue reading

Science informed public health policy relies on the interactive interplay among surveillance systems, data analysis, mathematical modeling, and simulation. Continue reading

In epidemiology and ecology, models are typically developed along one of two directions: directly from available data, incorporating as much empirical records as possible, or conceptually as dynamical systems, incorporating data via estimation of parameters. Continue reading

Recent debates surrounding the HPV vaccine and the rush to develop and distribute a vaccine during the 2009 influenza pandemic are reminders of the important role immunization plays in our fight against infectious diseases. Continue reading

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will bring practicing social scientists and statisticians who study exponential random graph models and use these models into contact with an emerging group of mathematicians who use a variety of new tools, … Continue reading

This Workshop is part of the Focus Program on “Towards Mathematical Modeling of Neurological Disease from Cellular Perspectives”

This Workshop is part of the Focus Program on “Towards Mathematical Modeling of Neurological Disease from Cellular Perspectives”

This Workshop is part of the Focus Program on “Towards Mathematical Modeling of Neurological Disease from Cellular Perspectives”

Over the last century, there has been tremendous progress in understanding the transmission of infectious diseases in human populations. However, most historical outbreaks have not been studied in detail because data that might permit such investigations are buried in thousands of handwritten records. In recent years, my research group has digitized a large number of these historical records and begun to dissect the epidemic patterns. Modern computers allow us to visualize these patterns, and mathematical methods are helping us unravel the biological mechanisms that gave rise to the outbreaks. I will discuss our ongoing work, focussing on outbreaks of plague, from the Black Death in the 14th century to the Great Plague of London in the 17th century. Continue reading