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

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Program & Wiksite

Group Wiksite:

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

School Program: PDF version (updated on Jan. 13, 2018)

Videos and Files


VII Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology

Additional Information

List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on January 23

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat. Each participant, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, has received the accommodation details individually by email.

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed 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 instructions: 

Ground transportation from Guarulhos Airport to The Universe Flat

Ground transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat

Ground transportation from The Universe Flat to the institute