II Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology


Start time: January 21, 2013
Ends on:
February 2, 2013Venue: São Paulo, BrazilOrganizers: M. Clerc (Santiago), R. Kraenkel (São Paulo), P.I. Prado (São Paulo)

Lecturers:
Roberto Kraenkel
- Institute for Theoretical Physics – São Paulo State University -Introduction to Population Biology


Christina Cobbold
- School of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Glasgow (Scotland)
- Spatial models in ecology
In Huffaker’s (1958) classical predator-prey experiments he demonstrated that in order for the two populations to coexist spatial refuges were required for the prey. This is one of several examples that motivate the spatial modelling discussed during these lectures. The lectures are designed to introduce students to approaches currently used to study spatio-temporal interactions in ecology.

Lecture 1: Overview of approaches to large scale spatial ecology; introduction to metapopulations; spatial implicit and explicit models.

Lecture 2: Individual movement and random walks; diffusion-advection equations; mean first passage time and critical patch size

Lecture 3: Invasion; spatio-temporal synchrony; pattern formation.

Lecture 4: Introduction to integrodifference equations; numerical solutions; applications.


Gabriela Gomes
– Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Oeiras-Portugal) -
Mathematical Models and Control Strategies of Infectious Diseases (Course_PDF)

Cristina Banks-Leite and Ana I. Bento – Imperial College (London, UK)-Advanced topics in population and community ecology and conservation:
1st lecture: basic modelling concepts, matrix population models, integral projection models (with examples)
2nd lecture: Spatially explicit populations models, metapopulation, epidemiology examples
3rd lecture: metacommunities, niche, neutral e phylogenetic approach to understanding community assembly
4th lecture: species extinction & viability, extinction debts, early warning signals (i.e. criticial slowing down, tipping points), consequences of species loss to ecosystem functioning.

Description: This school is aimed at graduate students in Physics, Mathematics, Ecology and Epidemiology, having at least a basic knowledge of calculus and differential equations. The first week will be a basic course on population biology, which is strongly based on  modeling exercises. The second week will consist of three advanced courses on up-to-date topics in ecology and epidemiology. It is possible to apply for participation either for one or two weeks. Undergraduate students with exceptional records are also encouraged to apply. Limited funds are available for travel and local expenses. There is no registration fee.

Please notice 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 a full idea of the kind of activities that take place during the course, please visit the home-page of the first edition of this school at http//www.ictp-saifr.org/mathbio.

Announcement

List of Participants: PDF Version_updated on Jan 14

Accommodation: Participants whose accommodation has been arranged by the institute will stay at Pousada Zilah

Registration: ALL participants should register. Participants who will stay at Pousada can do the registration procedure on Jan 20 from 5 to 8 pm. Participants who will stay at Pousada Zilah but will arrive later, can register on Jan 21 at the institute. The registration at the institute will be on Jan 21 from 8 to 9am and on Jan 28 from 1 to 2pm. Upon registration, please bring a copy of your ID or passport.

BOARDING PASS All participants, whose travel has been provided by the institute, should bring the boarding pass upon registration, and collect an envelope to send the return boarding pass to the institute.

◊Ground transportation instruction:

From Guarulhos Airport to Pousada Zilah

From Congonhas Airport to Pousada Zilah

From Pousada Zilah to the institute

Upon arrival information: General Information sheet

Material for classes:

1st week’s project presentations:

ChristinaCobbold:

Ana I. Bento:

Gabriela Gomes:

Cristina Banks-Leite:

Saturday’s Seminars:


Student evaluations of school:

Photos of school:


Programme:
PDF Version_updated on Jan 14 / Full view

II SOUTHERN-SUMMER SCHOOL ON MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY

Programme

FIRST WEEK: January 21 to 27
Monday, 21  January
8:00  –  9:00 Registration
9::00 –  11:30 OPENING and LECTURE  I    Single species dynamics
11:30  – 18:00 WORK ON PROJECTS   (lunch and coffee break will be available during this time)
18:00  – 19:30 PRESENTATION OF PROJECTS
Tuesday, 22 January
9:00  – 11:00 LECTURE II   Predation
11:00  – 18:00 WORK ON PROJECTS   (lunch and coffee break will be available during this time)
18:00  – 19:30 EXTRA LECTURE Stability Analysis
Wednesday, 23 January
9:00  – 11:00 LECTURE III  Competition
11:00  – 18:00 WORK ON PROJECTS   (lunch and coffee break will be available during this time)
Thursday, 24 January
9:00  – 11:00 LECTURE IV  Epidemics
11:00  – 18:00 WORK ON PROJECTS   (lunch and coffee break will be available during this time)
18:00  – 19:30 BESTIARIUM
Friday, 25  January
9:00  – 11:00 LECTURE V   Spatial ecology
11:00  – 18:00 WORK ON PROJECTS   (lunch and coffee break will be available during this time)
Saturday, 26 January
9:00  – 11:00 LECTURE VI   Desertification and alternative States
11:00  – 19:30 WORK ON PROJECTS   (lunch and coffee break will be available during this time)
Sunday, 27 January
9:00  – 12:00 PROJECT PRESENTATION
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 18:00 PROJECT PRESENTATION
SECOND WEEK: January 28 to February 2
Monday, 28 January
MORNING FREE
13:00: – 14:00 Registration for second week-only participants
14:00 – 15:30 COBBOLD
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 DISCUSSION
17:00 – Free
Tuesday, 29 January
9:00 – 10:30 BANKS-LEITE/BENTO
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 COBBOLD
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 DISCUSSION
17:00 – 18:00 FREE
18:00 – 19:30 SEMINAR I – Glauco Machado – Ecology Departament USP
Wednesday, 30 January
9:00 – 10:30 GOMES
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 BANKS-LEITE/BENTO
15:30- 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 DISCUSSION
17:00 – 18:00 FREE
18:00 – 19:30 SEMINAR II – Hélène Morlon – École Polytechnique
Thursday, 31 January
9:00 – 10:30 COBBOLD
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 GOMES
15:30- 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 DISCUSSION
Friday, 1 February
9:00 – 10:30 BANKS-LEITE/BENTO
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 COBBOLD
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 DISCUSSION
17:00 – 18:30 GOMES
18:30 – 19:30 DISCUSSION
Saturday,  2 February
9:00  – 10:30 GOMES
10:30 –11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 BANKS-LEITE/BENTO
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 DISCUSSION
17:00 – 18:00 CLOSING AND COCKTAIL