Wednesday, July 15

Theoretical Population Biology: Examples at Multiple Scales

This minisymposium is sponsored by Society for Mathematical Biology, Inc.

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 2108

The study of biological processes takes place at many scales. When exploring population dynamics, whether it be a population of bacteria, or immune system cells, or human populations, mathematical techniques can span a broad range. When large numbers of cells and organisms are studied and long time scales considered, both partial and ordinary differential equations are the appropriate and primary tools. The speakers will describe new methods and tools of analysis, and applications of existing tools to population modeling in biology.

Organizer: Denise E. Kirschner
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Chair: Leon Glass
McGill University, Canada
10:30 Optimal Control of PDE/ODE Systems Modeling Bioreactors
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
11:00 Modeling B Cell Repertoire Shift
Ramit Mehr, Princeton University
11:30 Talking with Nonlinear Waves: Coordination in Cell Populations
James Sneyd, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
12:00 Function, Design and Evolution of Gene Circuitry
Michael Savageau, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

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