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Mathematical modeling in Biology and Medicine

English Version

CIMPA-CUBA research school

Santiago, June 8-17, 2016

Mathematical modeling and computer simulation tools have been growing enormously in the fields of mathematics and physics applied to biophysics, biology, biochemistry and bioengineering. The reasons for this large attention of the mathematical community are multi-faceted. Among them, the mathematical modeling in biology and medicine is one of the most important challenges of mathematics applied to scientific problems. It has been shown to be a substantial tool for the investigation of complex biophysical phenomena, such as cancer. Tumor growth continues and will continue to challenge oncologists. The pace of progress has often been slow, in part because of the time required to evaluate new therapies. To reduce the time to approval, new paradigms for assessing therapeutic efficacy are needed. This requires the intellectual energy of scientists working in the field of mathematics and physics, collaborating closely with biologists and clinicians. This essentially means that the heuristic experimental approach, which is the traditional investigative method in the biological sciences, should be complemented by a mathematical modeling approach. This school is addressed for researchers, doctoral students, students of Master’s degree level and talented undergraduate students to acquire a basic training in that field. This school will cover a wide class of mathematical models and applications in issues related to tumor growth, population dynamics, pattern formation and their implications in developmental cancer biology. The school will constitute a very interesting thematic opening for the young researchers. It will also be a tremendous tool of exchange between world-wide researchers and Cuban/Caribbean researchers in applied mathematics, theoretical biology and medicine.

Administrative and scientific coordinators
- Luis Bergues Cabrales, National Center of Applied Electromagnetism, Cuba, berguesc@yahoo.com
- José Antonio Carrillo, Imperial College London, UK, and UAB, Spain, carrillo@mail.mat.uab.cat

Scientific Committee

  • María José Cáceres, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Lucilla Corrias, Université d’Evry, France.
  • Stéphane Mischler, Université Paris-Dauphine, France.
  • Óscar Sánchez, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Juan Soler, University of Granada, Spain.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Luis Bergues Cabrales, National Center of Electromagnetisms Applied, Cuba.
  • Juan Bory Reyes, Professor of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
  • Héctor Manuel Camué Ciria, Researcher of National Center of Electromagnetisms Applied, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
  • Adolfo Fernández García, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Scientific Program
Courses will be taught in English

  • Tomás Alarcón, CRM, Barcelona, Spain : Stochastic and hybrid multiscale modeling of tumor growth
  • Mark Chaplain, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK : Multiscale mathematical modeling of cancer growth and spread.
  • Jean Claraimbault, INRIA, France : Some cell population dynamics for cancer biology and anticancer therapeutic optimization.
  • Kalet León : Centro de Inmunología Molecular (CIM), La Habana, Cuba : Mathematical models of immune system regulation and cancer therapy
  • Benoit Perthame, Université Paris VI, France : Derivation of Free Boundaries for Tumor Growth.
  • Rolando Placeres, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil : An introduction to Mathematical Biomedicine
  • Luigi Preziosi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy : Multiscale modeling of cell migration in fiber networks

Lecture Speakers :

  • Luis Bergues Cabrales (CNEA, Cuba).
  • Ana Elisa Bergues Pupo (Oriente & Zaragoza University, Cuba/Spain).
  • Juan Bory Reyes (Oriente University, Cuba).
  • María J. Cáceres (Granada University, Spain).
  • José Alfredo Cañizo (Birmigham, UK).
  • José A. Carrillo (Imperial College London, UK).
  • Lucilla Corrias (Université d’Evry, France).
  • Silvia Cuadrado (UAB, Spain).
  • Pierre Degond (Imperial College London, UK).
  • Raluca Eftimie (Dundee University, UK).
  • Adolfo Fernández García (Oriente University, Cuba).
  • Amic Frouvelle (Paris-Dauphine, France).
  • Karina García (CIM, La Habana, Cuba).
  • Juan José Godina Nava (CINVESTAV, México).
  • Pilar Guerrero (UCL, UK).
  • Pierre-Emanuel Jabin (Maryland University, USA).
  • Otared Kavian (Université de Versailles, France).
  • Peter Markowich (University of Cambridge & KAUST, UK - Saudi Arabia).
  • Stéphane Mischler (Université Paris-Dauphine, France).
  • Óscar Sánchez (Granada University, Spain).
  • Juan Soler (Granada University, Spain).
  • Stephanie Reichelt (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK).
  • Patricia Reynaud-Bouret (Nice, France).
  • Mariano Rodríguez-Ricard (Havana University, Cuba).
  • Carola Schoenlieb (University of Cambridge, UK).
  • Jonathan Touboul (College de France, France).
  • Nicolas Vauchelet (Paris VI, France).
  • Bernt Wennberg (Chalmers, Sweden).

Deadline for registration : February 28, 2016

Application procedure only for applicants not from Cuba.

Applicants from Cuba must contact the local organizer : Luis Bergues Cabrales, berguesc@yahoo.com

Voir en ligne : Local web site