Official langage of the school : english
Mathematical modeling in biology and medicine is undergoing a major development in order to meet the health and environmental challenges we face today. It allows better understanding, and accurate prediction of the dynamics of complex biological systems. Specific tools based on ordinary or partial differential equations and optimization methods need to be developed in collaboration with Mauritius, Réunion, Malagasy Republic, South Africa and other countries of the Indian Ocean, particularly with respect to the epidemiological aspects. The main aim of the school is to present and discuss the related mathematical principles and the recent developments and advances in mathematical medicine and biology. It will be an opportunity for postgraduate students and researchers to gain a basic training in the latter area. The school aims to cover a broad spectrum of mathematical modeling in biology and medicine, with an emphasis on population dynamics, epidemiology, and hemodynamics mainly. It will include sessions on both the theoretical analysis of partial differential equations and on their numerical discretization.
CIMPA school will introduce students to the application of mathematical modelling in the analysis of biological systems and in medicine. One of the aims will be to show how mathematics, statistics and computing can be used in an integrated way to biology and medicine. At the same time, we expect to develop students’ skills in algebraic manipulation, the calculus of linear differential and difference equations, mathematical modelling, matrix algebra and statistical methods ; Students will be introduced to the use of mathematical computer packages which are used in mathematical modeling in biology and medicine. At the end of the course, it is expected that students will have acquired an enhanced knowledge and understanding of mathematical modelling and statistical methods in the analysis of biological systems and in medicine. They will have an improved ability to assess biological inferences that rest on mathematical and statistical arguments. Progress in biomedical research increasingly requires mathematical and computational approaches. Scientists experienced at working at the interface of biology, mathematics and computation are needed. This School will offer unique opportunities for graduate training in this exciting interdisciplinary area.
This school is sponsored by the ERC ’Skipper’.
For non local students only : http://students.cimpa.info
Some pictures of the conference can be found here :
The slides (in french) of a conference of Pierre Gabriel at Lycée des Mascareignes can also be found here.