2nd Porto Meeting in Mathematics and Biology


Wednesday, 15 June, 2016 to Friday, 17 June, 2016


i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde http://www.i3s.up.pt/

Official opening by Prof Alexandre Quintanilha

Main theme: Systems Biology

Some Topics: systems biology cancer research, constraint-based metabolic modelling; cellular signalling networks, gene regulatory networks, spatial-stochastic simulations of biochemical networks; computational simulation with COPASI.

Main speakers

Brian Ingalls (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) "Introduction to Dynamic Mathematical Modelling in Systems Biology". Lutfu Safak Yilmaz (Walhout Lab, Program in Systems Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA). "Metabolic Network Modeling: Genome-scale Reconstruction, Flux Balance Analysis, and Applications to Caenorhabditis elegans Metabolism". Lynn Hlatky (Director of the Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Tufts University, USA). "Mathematical Modeling in Cancer Systems Biology: Implications of Population Heterogeneity and Tumor-Host Tissue Interaction Dynamics" Maciej Dobrzynski (Systems Biology Ireland, Conway Institute Belfield, Dublin, Ireland). "Introduction to modelling noise and cell-to-cell variability in signalling networks". Pedro Mendes (Director of Mendes Research Group, School of Computer Science, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK.). "Optimization and parameter estimation (with COPASI)".

More informations: http://cmup.fc.up.pt/cmup/biomath/2016/speakers.html

The purpose of this meeting is to focus the attention on the many and varied opportunities to promote interactions between mathematics and biology. The meeting will be devoted to mathematical and computational modelling, analysis and simulation of problems arising in the context of biological applications.

One main purpose of this meeting is to encourage collaboration between research centers in mathematics, computer sciences, physics and biology. There will be four short courses, of three one-hour lectures each. These will be given by invited distinguished researchers and should be specially designed to attract undergraduate students to distinctive and relevant formation profiles, motivate them during their study, and advance their personal training in Mathematics and Biology. The courses will be supplemented by a hands-on workshop on COPASI, contributed short talks by other participants and posters of case studies.


The Meeting is free (no fees) but subject to registration. Seats for the main meeting and hands-on workshop are limited so timely registration is required. The registration form needs to be submitted before May 30th, 2016, in the meeting website: http://cmup.fc.up.pt/cmup/biomath/2016/registration.html

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