to focus on research to gain a deeper
understanding of biological processes based on
quantitative (mathematical) and computational
approaches to analyze and integrate biological
systems

to provide a multi-disciplinary forum
for a broad blend of researchers in biology,
mathematics, physics and computational sciences.

Periodicity: 1/month Next seminar: 9th April 2015 (see >>>>)

Organizers Institute for Molecular and Cell
Biology (IBMC) Center of Mathematics University
Porto (CMUP)

Although mathematics has long been
intertwined with the biological sciences, an
explosive synergy between biology and mathematics
seems poised to enrich and extend both fields
greatly in the coming decades. Biology will
increasingly stimulate the creation of
qualitatively new realms of mathematics. Why? In
biology, ensemble properties emerge at each level
of organization from the interactions of
heterogeneous biological units at that level and
at lower and higher levels of organization (larger
and smaller physical scales, faster and slower
temporal scales). New mathematics will be required
to cope with these ensemble properties and with
the heterogeneity of the biological units that
compose ensembles at each level... Joel E Cohen
"Mathematics Is Biology's Next Microscope, Only
Better; Biology Is Mathematics' Next Physics, Only
Better" (link)