VII Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology

January 15 – 21, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil


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This school is aimed at graduate students in Physics, Mathematics, Ecology and Epidemiology, having at least a basic knowledge of calculus and differential equations. Lectures cover the basics of population dynamics and are supplemented with modelling exercises addressing mainly problems in ecology, epidemiology and evolution. Undergraduate students with exceptional records are also encouraged to apply. Limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

This activity will be followed by the ‘School on Physics Applications in Biology’. Candidates may apply either for one or both schools, and preference will be given to PhD students in South America. There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

Please note that acceptance cannot be taken for granted, as we expect a much higher number of applications than the maximum number of participants. We advise the candidates to carefully complete the application form, providing enough information for the selection committee to take a decision.

In order to have an idea of the kind of activities that take place during the course, please visit the homepages of the previous editions of this school at


  • Marcus Aguiar (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Marcel Clerc (Universidad de  Chile)
  • Roberto Kraenkel (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Paulo Inácio Prado (USP/SP, Brazil)


Introduction to Population Biology
Roberto Kraenkel (IFT-UNESP, Brazil):

1)    single species dynamics
2)    interacting species I: competition
3)    interacting species II: predator-prey dynamics
4)    models in epidemiology
5)    spatial population dynamics

Group Wiksite:

  • relevant information on group projects, lectures and tutorials. Click here



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Click here for online application

Application deadline: November 10, 2017



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