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1st ESMTB Euro Summer School

MARTINA FRANCA   (TA) -  ITALY

September 4-15,  2000

 
 
   The European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) is happy to announce a Biomathematics Euro Summer School . The school is co-organized by the CNR "Centro di Studio per la Fisiopatologia dello Shock" under contract with the European Commission, Directorate F, Human Training and Mobility, by the Institut pour la Recherche et Developplement Bondy et Université de Pau, by the Department of Mathematics of Alcala University, Madrid,  by the Department of Mathematics of the Univeristy of Turin, and by the Milan Research Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
 
The Euro summer school is also organized also under the auspicies of the  Archimedes Center for Scientific Culture in Martina Franca.
 
 The school will be held in Martina Franca (Taranto, Italy) ,   September 4-15, 2000.

 
 
 

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

 
 
 
"Spatial structures" are those biological and ecological entities whose functions depend on the spatial relationship of their components. Examples in biology include morphogenesis, pattern formation, angiogenesis, tumor growth, chemotaxis, cytoskeletal mechanics, rabies propagation, seasonal bird migrations, patchy structure of plancton and fish populations.

Spatially distributed processes can be modelled at different scales, depending on the features of interest and on the level of aggregation of their components. Scaling is associated with the choice of representation: from discrete to continuous, from stochastic to deterministic, from ordinary to partial to stochastic differential equations, from cellular automata to particle systems, from mean-fields to individual-based models.

The purpose of the school is to present recent advances and offer interdisciplinary training  in the modeling and the study of spatial structures encountered in biology and ecology. The approach will consist in the presentation of real life examples together with the treatment of the models by which these examples may be represented, with the perspective of extracting generally valid and useful methods and techniques.

The target audience is composed of advanced graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Individuals with a mathematical background (mathematics, applied math., physics, engineering) interested in biological problems, as well as participants from the biological fields (ecology, biology, medicine, natural sciences, etc) willing to employ mathematical techniques in the study of their problems, are encouraged to apply.
 

STRUCTURE:

The school will be composed of the courses described below. Teaching will be conducted in 40 minute units with substantial breaks in between. Each course is conceived as a whole, with a reasonable number of goals to be achieved by the end of it. The prerequisite material needed for understanding each course will be the classical topics taught at the graduate student level in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering. If non-standard material is necessary, an appropriate introduction will be included in the course itself. Concise course materials will be distributed on the first day of school. In addition to the courses, there will be invited conferences (40mn) and communications by participants (20mn).
 
 
 

COURSES 
 Coordinators
Instructors
Number 
of units
   
  Metapopulation dynamics 
   Programme 
 
M. Gyllenberg
M. Gyllenberg
10 
  
  Morphogenesis 
  Programme 
 
P. Maini
P. Maini
N.A.M. Monk 
 E. Plahte 
L. Davidson
 
10
  Taxis and diffusion 
   Programme 
 
A. Stevens
A. Stevens 
6
  
  Modeling cell migration 
   Programme 
 
M. Chaplain
M. Chaplain 
6
   Interacting particles and  stochastic differential equations 
    Programme 
 
V. Capasso
V. Capasso
S. Gueron
6
  
   Computer simulation of populations 
    Programme 
 
C. LePage
A. Deutsch,
A. Lomnicki,
C. LePage
10
  
   Estimation 
    Programme 
 
A. De Gaetano
A. De Gaetano 
J.N. Bacro
6
  
   Numerical methods 
    Programme 
 
L.M. Abia
L.M. Abia,
R. Bermejo
6
  
   Time scales and space 
    Programme 
 
R. Bravo de la Parra
P. Auger
J.C. Poggiale,
E. Sánchez
6
 
 
 
SCHOOL FEES  :  note the early payment  is postponed from June 15 to July 31!!
 
 
 
Before JULY 31, 2000 
 
After JULY 31, 2000
DOCTORAL STUDENTS AND 
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
800 EURO 900 EURO
STUDENTS AND  FELLOWS  
WHO ARE ESMTB MEMBERS  
How to join ESMTB )
 680 EURO 780 EURO
 

  
 

The school fee includes registration fee, full board and accommodation at the Park Hotel S. Michele (double room), lecture notes and social events.

)  People interested in joining the ESMTB could do it electronically at http://www.esmtb.org/join.html. Registration (or documented pre-registration) to the ESMTB entitles automatically to the reduced school fee. The ESMTB fee, 25 £ or 40 euro, may be paid directly to ESMTB or together with the school fee, either by anticipation or at the school's venue.

Pending the acceptance of grant proposals, the organizers hope to further reduce fees.
 

METHODS OF PAYMENT:
 

By BANK TRANSFER onto the account
 

"Biomath Summer School"
Banca di Roma Ag. 46,
L.go Vassalletto, 4  -  00196 Roma, Italy
ABI 3002.3   CAB 03303.5   c/c 1312/37

making sure:

1) transfer bank fees must be paid by sender;
2) the tranfer document MUST BEAR the participant's name
3) the participant MUST have the bank transfer receipt in Martina Franca in order for the transferred amount to be recognized (otherwise he/she'll have to pay it again).
 

NOTE: The ABI and CAB codes mentioned above identify the recipient Bank in the same way as a SWIFT code.
 

OR BY CHEQUE    (in EURO or Italian Liras)
 

written to the order of  Biomath Summer School

made NON TRANSFERABLE

and mailed to:
Andrea De Gaetano
CNR Centro Fisiopatologia Shock
Universita` Cattolica
Largo A. Gemelli, 8 - 00168 Roma
 
 

Checks must be accompanied by the name and email of the participant, so that as soon as a check arrives email notice can be  given.
 

IMPORTANT:  USING BANK TRANSFER IS MUCH BETTER; we would discourage  from sending checks, especially after July 15th  (they may not arrive in time for Martina Franca).
 
 

 

 
The language of the school is English.
 
 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The school begins on Monday, September 4, 2000. The duration of the school is two weeks, including 10 days of classes, Monday through Friday. Each day there will be 8 lecture units of 40 min by the staff and by invited speakers, as well as two 20 min lectures contributed by participants. Social trips will be organized on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10.
 

DEADLINES
 
 
Reduced-fee registrations: New Deadline
July 31th, 2000 
Booking room hotel  ( how to book )
July 31th, 2000 
 

)  fill this form in or send  a fax to PARK HOTEL S. MICHELE  with the header: "ESMTB Biomathematics Euro Summer School". If you prefer to share the room with someone in particular do not forget  to write his/her name.
SEND a copy of your registration  to these addresses

 
 

For any information:

mail to  martina.franca@uni.uah.es   or visit the FORUM area where you could ask and find answers to questions on the common problems and needs of the school.

 


 
 
Scientific Committee:
 
L.M. Abia, O. Arino, R. Bravo de la Parra, V. Capasso, M. Chaplain,
A. De Gaetano, A. Gandolfi, M. Gyllenberg, C. LePage, P. Maini, A. Stevens
 
Organizing Committee:
O. Arino, R. Bravo de la Parra, A. De Gaetano, P. Maini, D. Morale
 

Last revision: July 1,  2000 -  Daniela Morale  by    &  Emilien Arino