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Applications received up to 10 weeks in advance will receive full consideration.


  • 2014 Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology

    August 25 - 28, 2014
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    **DEADLINE EXTENDED**The workshop is intended to broaden the scientific perspective of young researchers (primarily junior faculty, postdocs, and senior graduate students) in mathematical biology and to encourage interactions with other scientists.... Read More

  • Workshop 1: Ecology and Evolution of Cancer

    September 15 - 19, 2014
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    Beginning with PC Nowell's work in the 1970s, we know that starting from a single clone, cancers show a striking amount of intratumor heterogeneity. This heterogeneity results from the accumulation of genetic mutations and epigenetic changes as... Read More

  • Boot Camp: How to Simulate and Analyze Your Cancer Models with COPASI

    September 29 - October 1, 2014
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    Mathematical models typically start out in simple form. One writes down a few differential equations, estimates the parameters, explores the output, and checks to see if it can predict behavior reasonably well. After that, the process begins to take... Read More

  • Workshop 2: Metastasis and Angiogenesis

    October 13 - 17, 2014
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    Initially solid tumors are avascular, i.e., they do not have their own blood supply, and rely on diffusion from the surrounding vasculature to supply oxygen and nutrients. When the tumor becomes too large diffusion is too slow, growth in the core... Read More

  • CTW: Axonal Transport and Neuronal Mechanics

    November 3 - 7, 2014
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    A fundamental question in neurobiology is how do axons, the thin cellular cables that transmit information in the nervous system, grow? Since ~95% of total protein found in the axon is made in the cell body, it is widely recognized that axonal... Read More

  • Workshop 3: Cancer and the Immune System

    November 17 - 21, 2014
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    Cancer immunology is the study of the interactions between the immune system and cancer cells. The aim is to discover innovative therapies using the immune system to retard the progression of the disease. The immune system aims to identify and... Read More

  • Workshop 4: Tumor Heterogeneity and the Microenvironment

    February 2 - 6, 2015
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    Heterogeneity in cancer is an observed fact, both genetically and phenotypically. Cell-cell variation is seen in almost all aspects of cancer from early development through to invasion and subsequent metastasis. Our current understanding of this... Read More

  • Workshop 5: Treatment, Clinical Trials, Resistance

    February 16 - 20, 2015
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    While the primary forms of tumor treatment remain chemotherapy and radiation, generic cytotoxic therapies, the increasing understanding of the nature of the disease as being both heterogeneous and genetically unstable has induced a trend to design... Read More

  • Workshop 6: Targeting Cancer Cell Proliferation and Metabolism Networks

    March 23 - 27, 2015
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    A fundamental property of cancer is uncontrolled cell proliferation. Much knowledge has accumulated on altered genetic and signaling networks that drive uncontrolled proliferation. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the intimate... Read More

  • Workshop 7: Stem Cells, Development, and Cancer

    April 13 - 17, 2015
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    Most tissues are hierarchically organized into lineages. A lineage is a set of progenitor-progeny relationships within which progressive changes in cell character occur. Typically, lineages are traced back to a self-perpetuating stem cell (SC), and... Read More

  • CTW: Evolutionary Game Theory

    April 27 - May 1, 2015
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    Evolutionary game theory, along with replicator equations, has been applied successfully to modeling evolution of various biological or social systems, ranging from virus infection to bacteria development, from plant succession to animal breeding,... Read More

  • Spatially-varying stochastic differential equations, with application to the biological sciences

    July 6 - 10, 2015
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    In biology, ecology, and public health there has been a growth in the use of stochastic differential equations (SDEs) to model scientific phenomena over time. SDEs have the ability to simultaneously capture the known deterministic dynamics of the... Read More

  • Workshop 1: Geometric and Topological Modeling of Biomolecules

    September 28 - October 2, 2015
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    Modern biological sciences build their foundations on molecular descriptions of DNA, RNA and proteins as essential components. The molecular mechanisms of and the interactions between these components are pivotal to the fundamental secrets of life.... Read More

  • Workshop 2: Multiple Faces of Biomolecular Electrostatics

    October 12 - 16, 2015
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    Electrostatic interactions are fundamental in nature and ubiquitous in all biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, lipid bilayers, sugars, etc. Electrostatic interactions are inherently of long range, which leads to computational... Read More

  • Uncertainty, Sensitivity and Predictability in Ecology: Mathematical Challenges and Ecological Applications

    October 26 - 30, 2015
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    Uncertainty underlines almost every problem in mathematical ecology, and understanding its implications leads to substantial new mathematical challenges. Issues of uncertainty arise particularly in the structure of models, as reflected by the choice... Read More

  • Workshop 3: Modeling and Computation of Transmembrane Transport

    November 16 - 20, 2015
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    All fundamental self-sustaining processes of living organisms are based on their ability to receive, process, create and transmit signals. Human sensory systems receive a vast variety of signals, including photonic, acoustic, thermal, mechanical,... Read More

  • Workshop 4: Mathematical Challenges in Drug and Protein Design

    December 7 - 11, 2015
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    Rational drug design and protein design have a profound impact to human health care. A fundamental goal is to predict whether a given molecule will bind to a biomolecule, such as a protein, so as to activate or inhibit its function, which in turn... Read More

  • Workshop 1: Dynamics in Networks with Special Properties

    January 25 - 29, 2016
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    Network structures underlie models for the dynamical descriptions and bifurcations in a wide range of biological phenomena. These include models for subcellular genomic and signaling processes, neural models at single-cell or multiple-cell level,... Read More

  • Workshop 2: The Interplay of Stochastic and Deterministic Dynamics in Networks

    February 22 - 26, 2016
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    Many advances in modern biosciences will depend on our ability to harness the vast amounts of data coming from increasingly more complicated experimental techniques by using sophisticated methods of mathematical analysis. The modeling challenges... Read More

  • Workshop 3: Generalized Network Structures and Dynamics

    March 21 - 25, 2016
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    The majority of current research efforts that explore network-based biological questions make a series of simplifying assumptions about the nature of the networks themselves. The primary purpose of such assumptions has been to enable the application... Read More

  • Workshop 4: Control and Observability of Network Dynamics

    April 11 - 15, 2016
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    Control and dynamical systems go hand in hand in biology. Dynamic networks and processes that occur on them can be used to describe many biological processes. Understanding the emergent properties of these systems, how they are influenced, and how... Read More