Entrance hall of the ICMS

Mathematics for health and disease

Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organisers

Name Institution
Lythe, Grant University of Leeds
Menon, Gautam Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Molina-Paris, Carmen University of Leeds
Rangarajan, Govindan Indian Institute of Science
Sinha, Sitabhra Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

The primary objective of this meeting is to identify research themes in the area of mathematics for health and disease of common interest to the UK and India, that will lead (i) to new collaborations between the countries, (ii) to the exchange of young scientists (such as PhD students and PDRAs), and (iii) to the submission of joint research grants in the long term, by exploring, for example, the Horizon 2020 Fellowship scheme.


The second objective of this meeting is to enhance and train the strong mathematical biology communities emerging in India and the UK, with particular emphasis on young scientists in the field. The meeting will bring state-of-the-art knowledge to the Indian and UK applied mathematics communities, improve communication between the two main groups involved, disseminate new results and encourage novel approaches/methodologies to existing open problems.

This workshop is part of the EPSRC-DST Indo-UK Initiative in Applied Mathematics

 

Arrangements

It is anticipated that the workshop will begin with registration on Monday morning 13 April and close around early afternoon on Friday 17 April 2015.   Please take these timings into account when booking your travel. 

Participation 

Invited speakers have been sent an emailed invitation from ICMS, on behalf of the Scientific Organisers, in December 2014.

Venue and Talks

The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  You may also find this map useful for the workshop.  All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.    The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer.   Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings. 

UK Visas

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Travel

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.  Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.00 single or 7.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue. 

Lothian buses charge £1.50 for a single, £3.50 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge.  The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre.

Accommodation 

ICMS will organise accommodation for all participants.

Catering

The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event, lunch on three days, an informal wine/poster reception on Monday evening, an informal dinner on Tuesday evening and a Workshop Dinner on Thursday evening.   

Wireless Access

Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.  

Registration Fee

A 70.00 GBP registration fee is payable.

 

Programme

This is a Provisional Programme and may be subject to alteration.


Monday 13 April 2015

09.00-10.00

Registration & coffee in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

10.00-11.00

Sebastian Funk & Anton Camacho (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Introduction to modelling for infectious disease dynamics

11.00-12.00

Anton Camacho (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Mechanistic modelling of Ebola virus transmission: the 1976 Yambuku outbreak revisited

12.00-13.30

Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse

13.30-14.30

Sebastian Funk (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Modelling for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

14.30-15.30

Thomas Laws (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
Computational modelling of Francisella tularensis infection

15.30-16.00

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

16.00-17.00

Somdatta Sinha (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali)
Modelling Malaria Prevalence in India

17.00-18.30

Wine reception in the Chapterhouse

 

Tuesday 14 April 2015

09.00-10.00

Vineeta Bal (National Institute of Immunology)
Heterogeneity in immune cytome at population level in humans

10.00-11.00

Gautam Menon ((Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
A Computational Model for Chromosome Positioning

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

11.30-12.30

Martin Lopez-Garcia (University of Leeds)
On the exact analysis of an SIR epidemic model for heterogeneous populations in small networks
pdf of presentation 

12.30-14.00

Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse

14.00-14.30

Steven Wiley (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
The Virtuous circle: combining models and experiments to understand cell signalling

14.30-15.30

Sitabhra Sinha (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
Learning and Memory in the Eukaryotic Cell: Emergence of sensitization and adaptation in intra-cellular signalling

15.30-16.00

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

16.00-17.00

Radhia Eljazi (Heriot-Watt University)
Mathematical Model Of Gliomas
Maria Nowicka (University of Leeds)
Stochastic models for binding kinetics of VEGF-A with VEGFR1/VEGFR2 in endothelial cells

17.00-18.30

Pizza/poster session in the Chapterhouse. Pizza served at 17.30

 

Wednesday 15 April 2015

09.00-10.00

Steven Wiley (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Constraining cell type-specific models of signalling pathways with quantitative proteomics data

10.00-11.00

Sreenivasan Ponnambalam (University of Leeds)
Multi-disciplinary approaches towards understanding vascular physiology in health and disease.

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

11.30-12.30

Gwen Knight (Imperial College London)
The dynamics of drug-resistance Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission
Elizabeth Gothard (University of York)
Quantitative models of cutaneous wound healing

12.30

Free afternoon

 

Thursday 16 April 2015

09.00-10.00

Nagasuma Chandra (Indian Institute of Science)
Modelling host heterogeneity and CTL immune response-types: Predicting susceptibility to H1N1  influenza

10.00-11.00

Dipankar Nandi (Indian Institute of Science)
Studies on thymocyte subsets during atrophy upon Salmonella Typhimurium infection
pdf of presentation

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

11.30-12.30

Aridaman Pandit (Utrecht University)
Branching processes to model differentiation of effector and memory CD8+ T cells

12.30-14.00

Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse

14.00-14.30

Grant Lythe (University of Leeds)
Competition model of the T-cell repertoire
pdf of presentation

14.30-15.30

Carmen Molina-Paris (University of Leeds)
IL-7 in naive T cell homeostasis: modelling at the molecular, cellular and population scales
pdf of presentation 

15.30-16.00

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

16.00-17.00

Luis de la Higuera (University of Leeds)
A stochastic approach on T-cell co-stimulation
pdf of presentation
Marco Ferrarini (University of Leeds)
T-cell clonal sizes simulations: An exploration of random extractions
pdf of presentation
Mukta Deobagkar (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics)
Role of Fnip1 in B cell development and metabolism

17.30-19.00

(optional)
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Reidun Twarock (University of York)
Geometry: A secret weapon in the fight against viruses
at Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh

19.30

Informal dinner at Blonde Restaurant, 71-75 St. Leonard Street, Edinburgh

 

Friday 17 April 2015

09.00-10.00

Karen Page (University College London)
Mathematical modelling of vertebrate neural tube patterning
pdf of presentation

10.00-11.00

Ben Seddon (University College London)
Turnover and heterogeneity in naive T lymphocyte populations in mice

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea in the Chapterhouse

11.30-12.30

Farhat Habib (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research)
Genome scale genotype-phenotype correlation while considering phylogeny

12.30-13.00

Valentine Svensson (EMBL-EBI)
Studying Cyclic Processes in Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data using Computational Topology

13.00

Close of workshop


 

 

 

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Bal, Vineeta
Heterogeneity in immune cytome at population level in humans
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Camacho, Anton
Mechanistic modelling of Ebola virus transmission: the 1976 Yambuku outbreak revisited.
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Chandra, Nagasuma
Modelling host heterogeneity and CTL immune response-types: Predicting susceptibility to H1N1 influenza
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de la Higuera, Luis
A stochastic approach on T-cell co-stimulation
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Deobagkar, Mukta
Role of Fnip1 in B cell development and metabolism.
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Eljazi, Radhia
Mathematical Model Of Gliomas
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Ferrarini, Marco
T-cell clonal sizes simulations: An exploration of random extractions.
View Abstract Down
Funk, Sebastian
Modelling for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa
View Abstract Down
Gothard, Elizabeth
Quantitative models of cutaneous wound healing.
View Abstract Down
Habib, Farhat
Genome scale genotype-phenotype correlation while considering phylogeny
View Abstract Down
Knight, Gwen
The dynamics of drug-resistance Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission
View Abstract Down
Laws, Thomas
Computational modelling of Francisella tularensis infection
View Abstract Down
López-García, Martín
On the exact analysis of an SIR epidemic model for heterogeneous populations in small networks
View Abstract Down
Lythe, Grant
Competition model of the T-cell repertoire
View Abstract Down
Menon, Gautam
A Computational Model for Chromosome Positioning
View Abstract Down
Molina-Paris, Carmen
IL-7 in naive T cell homeostasis: modelling at the molecular, cellular and population scales
View Abstract Down
Nandi, Dipankar
Studies on thymocyte subsets during atrophy upon Salmonella Typhimurium infection
View Abstract Down
Nowicka, Maria
'Stochastic models for binding kinetics of VEGF-A with VEGFR1/VEGFR2 in endothelial cells
View Abstract Down
Page, Karen
Mathematical modelling of vertebrate neural tube patterning
View Abstract Down
Pandit, Aridaman
Branching processes to model differentiation of effector and memory CD8+ T cells
View Abstract Down
Ponnambalam, Sreenivasan
Multidisciplinary approaches towards understanding vascular physiology in health and disease
View Abstract Down
Seddon, Benedict
Turnover and heterogeneity in naive T lymphocyte populations in mice
View Abstract Down
Sinha, Sitabhra
Learning and Memory in the Eukaryotic Cell: Emergence of sensitization and adaptation in intra-cellular signaling
View Abstract Down
Sinha, Somdatta
Modelling Malaria Prevalence in India
View Abstract Down
Svensson, Valentine
Studying Cyclic Processes in Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data using Computational Topology
View Abstract Down
Wiley, Steven
Constraining cell type-specific models of signaling pathways with quantitative proteomics data
View Abstract Down

Participants

Name Institution
Bal, Vineeta National Institute of Immunology
Callard, Robin University College London
Camacho, Anton London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Chandra, Nagasuma Indian Institute of Science
de la Higuera, Luis University of Leeds
Deobagkar, Mukta Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Eljazi, Radhia Heriot Watt University
Ferrarini, Marco University of Leeds
Funk, Sebastian London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Gharamti, Moustafa University Of Edinburgh
Gothard, Elizabeth University of York
Habib, Farhat Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Knight, Gwen Imperial College London
Krishnan, Sheeja University of Leeds
Laws, Thomas Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
López-García, Martín University of Leeds
Lythe, Grant University of Leeds
Menon, Gautam Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Metri, Rahul Indian Institute of Science
Molina-Paris, Carmen University of Leeds
Nandi, Dipankar Indian Institute of Science
Nowicka, Maria University of Leeds
Page, Karen University College London
Pandit, Aridaman Utrecht University
Ponnambalam, Sreenivasan University of Leeds
Seddon, Benedict Institute for Immunity and Transplantation, UCL
Sinha, Sitabhra Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Sinha, Somdatta Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali
Svensson, Valentine EMBL-EBI
Thiébaut, Rodolphe INSERM
Thorne, James University of Leeds
Tideswell, Harry Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Wiley, Steven Pacific Northwest National Laboratory