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PDE methods in Biology and Medicine

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Report by Lucilla Corrias

Report by Mercedes Siles

Number of participants : 69 including 23 women

Objectives :

Mathematical modelling in biology and analysis of the resulting equations are a main challanging scientific problem. This domain interests an increasing mathematical community in the world as well as biologists, doctors, engineers in environmental science for their possible applications. The various recent PDE methods and the last most significant progress in this domain need to be exchanged and developed with Cuba and other countries of the Caribbean area. The school aims at presenting some of the current approaches in PDE modelling and mathematical analysis of biological and medical phenomena. It aims at allowing the researchers and the students of Master’s degree level to acquire a basic training in that field. This school will cover a wide class of equations and applications including population dynamics, pattern formation, chemotaxis, aggregation, biological waves and their implications in developmental biology, epidemiology and neurosciences. The main tools considered are PDE’s, and other related fields, as dynamical system and numerical methods.

Administrative and scientific coordinators

  • Mariano Rodríguez Ricard (Departamento de Matemática, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba)
  • Stéphane Mischler (IUF & Ceremade, Université Paris-Dauphine, France)

Scientific committee :

- Lucilla Corrias (Laboratoire d’Analyse et Probabilité, Université d’Evry, France),
- Laurent Desvillettes (IUF & Centre de Mathématiques et Leurs Applications, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France),
- Stéphane Mischler (IUF & Ceremade, Université Paris-Dauphine, France),
- Mariano Rodríguez Ricard (Departamento de Matemática, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba)

Local organizing committee in the University of Havana :

- Dr. Luis Ramiro Piñeiro Díaz, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science ;
- Dr. Aymeé Marrero Severo, ViceDean ;
- Mariano Rodríguez Ricard, Profesor Titular.

Date and location :

June 24-July 5, 2013, Universidad de La Habana, Ciudad Habana, Cuba

Scientific program :

Five mini-courses

  1. Jose Antonio Carrillo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain), “Aggregation versus Diffusion in Mathematical Biology”
  2. Odo Diekmann (Utrecht University, Nederland), “Delay Equations and Physiologically Structured Population Models”
  3. Philip Maini (Oxford Mathematical Institute, United Kingdom), Mathematical modelling in development and cancer”
  4. Benoît Perthame (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France), “Asymptotic analysis of some PDEs arising in biomedicine”
  5. “Mathematical basis for reaction-diffusion equations” tutoria

These courses will be followed several lectures from participants.

Invited speakers :

  1. Bedreddine Ainseba (Université de Bordeaux, France)
  2. Luis Bergues (Universidad de Santiago de Cuba, Cuba)
  3. Maria José Cáceres (Universidad de Grenada, Spain)
  4. Vincent Calvez (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
  5. Luiz Alberto Diaz Rodrigues (Santa Maria, RS Brésil)
  6. Marie Doumic (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)
  7. Lucilla Corrias (Université d’Evry, France)
  8. Klemens Fellner (Universität Graz, Austria)
  9. Diego Alexander Garzón-Alvarado (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombie)
  10. Pierre Gabriel (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
  11. Jan Haskovec (RICAM, Linz, Austria)
  12. Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin (University of Maryland, USA)
  13. Thomas Lepoutre (INRIA Rhône Alpes, Lyon, France)
  14. Stéphane Mischler (Université Paris-Dauphine, France)
  15. Gael Raoul (biology lab CEFE, Université de Montpellier, France)
  16. Mariano Rodriguez Ricard (Universidad de La Habana, Cuba)
  17. Christian Schmeiser (Universität Wien, Austria)

Accomodation : All participants will be lodged in the hotel “el Vedado” in front of the mathematics department of the Habana University.

Deadline for Registration :

April 1, 2013

Application procedure and Online registration only for applicants not from Cuba.

Applicants from Cuba must contact the local organizer : Mariano Rodriguez Ricard (rricard at

Voir en ligne : Local web site