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International Workshop on Numerical Methods and Emerging Computational Challenges in Mathematical Biology

May 12, 2014 - May 15, 2014

Tower Building, Baxter Suite 1.36, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Organisers: Dumitru Trucu, Raluca Eftimie, and Ping Lin


The past few decades have witnessed exciting developments in all areas of Mathematical Biology leading to very challenging computational questions related to the multiscale nature of the biological problems. To address these challenges, one requires innovative numerical methods at the cross-interface between atomistic-to-continuous, heterogeneous multiscale methods, and domain decomposition techniques that would facilitate efficient computational implementations. This workshop aims to bring together leading experts and young researchers in both Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Biology areas. The goal is to identify suitable numerical approaches that would be able to address the computational challenges arising in biological modeling. It is hoped that this will enhance the existing cross-fertilization between these two areas of mathematics and will bring about new ideas for the development of novel, fast, and potentially parallelizable numerical solvers, able to answer urgent questions in complex biological and medical problems.

This workshop is sponsored by the Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software (NAIS)  and the Centre for Analysis and Nonlinear PDEs (CANPDE)

The organisers would also like to thank Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau and Dundee City Council for their support.

Please note this workshop will be held in Dundee.

 

PHOTOS

Photos from the workshop are available, Photo1, Photo2

 

 

Arrangements

Venue
The workshop will be held at the University of Dundee, Tower Building, Baxter Suite 1.36.

Accommodation/Finances

The workshop will commence on Monday 12th May and will conclude on Thursday 15th May

• Invited Speakers: accommodation will be arranged and full details will be emailed nearer the time of the workshop. Travel reimbursement details will be confirmed via email.

• Registration is now closed.

Travel Information

The nearest international airport is Edinburgh. Alternatives are Glasgow or Aberdeen.If you arrive in Edinburgh the easiest is to use the Airlink buses to Haymarket. An open return costs £7.00 (2014) and can be bought on the bus. They typically run every 10 min and depart directly outside the terminal. From Haymarket trains leave to Dundee roughly every 30 min during office hours. A return ticket costs about £30 and can be bought with Debit/Credit cards from vending machines at Haymarket station. Note that you need the ticket not only to pass the barrier to the platform but also when you leave the station in Dundee. A warning for visitors unfamiliar with British trains: Occasionally there are trains where in order to open the door from the inside you need to lower the window in the door and use the handle on the outside.  

Further visitor information including exclusive delegate offers for restaurants, shopping, outdoor pursuits and much more via this link

http://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk/conference/45_Dundee-International-Workshop.html

Participation
Registration is now closed. 

Programme

The programme for the conference is shown below

The abstracts for the talks are available here 

Monday, 12 May 2014

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:10

Welcome Address from Professor Stephen Decent

(Vice-Principal for Wider Impact at the University of Dundee)

09:15-10:05

Doron Levy (University of Maryland)

Plenary Talk: The Dynamics of Drug Resistance in Cancer

10:05-10:15

Questions and Refreshments

10:15-11:05

Martin Gander (University of Geneva)

Plenary Talk: B-Methods: Numerical Integrators for Time Dependent Non-Linear Partial Differential Equations

11:05-11:30

Questions and morning coffee/tea break

Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

11:30-11:55

Markus Schmuck (Heriot-Watt University)

Upscaling of ionic transport equations in strongly heterogeneous media and finite element approximations

11:55:12:00

Question time

12:00-12:25

Melina Freitag (University of Bath)

Data assimilation as an inverse problem: mathematical theory, computational challenges and potential applications in mathematical biology

12:25-12:30

Question time

12:30-14:00

Lunch - River Rooms 1&2, Level 9 Tower Building

14:00-14:50

Christina Surulescu (University of Kaiserslautern)

Plenary Talk: Multiscale models for tumor invasion

14:50-15:20

Questions and Refreshments

15:20-16:10

Jonathan Sherratt (Heriot-Watt University)

Plenary Talk: Computational Challenges for Periodic Travelling Waves

16:10-16:30

Questions and afternoon coffee/tea break

Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

16:30-17:05

Haralampos Hatzikirou (Technical University of Dresden)

Biophysically consistent multi-scale modelling of tumor growth

17:05:17:15

Question time

17:15-17:40

Pia Domschke (Technical University of Darmstadt)

Mathematical modelling of cancer invasion: Implications of cell adhesion variability for tumour infiltrative growth patterns

17:40:17:45

Question time

18:15-21:00

Networking "wine and cheese" event 

River Rooms 1&2, Level 9 Tower Building

 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

 

08:30-09:15

Registration

09:15-10:05

Andreas Deutsch (Technical University of Dresden)

Plenary Talk: Cellular automaton models for collective cell behaviour

10:05-10:15

Questions and Refreshments

10:15-11:05

Assyr Abdulle (EPFL, Lausanne)

Plenary Talk: Some numerical techniques for differential equations with multiple scales in space or time

11:05-11:30

Questions and morning coffee/tea break

Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

11:30-11:55

Sebastien Loisel (Heriot-Watt University)

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11:55:12:00

Question time

12:00-12:25

Alexander Fletcher (University of Oxford)

Chaste: an open source C++ library for multicellular modelling

12:25-12:30

Question time

12:30-14:00

Lunch - River Room 3, Level 9 Tower Building

14:00-14:50

Anna Marciniak-Czochra (University of Heidelberg)

Plenary Talk: Singularities and discontinuities in models of heterogenous populations

14:50-15:20

Questions and Refreshments

15:20-16:10

Pierre Degond (Imperial College London)

Plenary Talk: Bifurcation in models of collective dynamics

16:10-16:30

Questions and afternoon coffee/tea break - Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

16:30-17:05

Alf Gerisch (Technical University of Darmstadt)

An adaptive stochastic collocation approach to uncertainty quantification

17:05:17:15

Question time

17:15-17:40

Irene Kyza (University of Dundee)

Error control and adaptivity for semilinear parabolic equations with blowup

17:40:17:45

Question time

 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

 

  08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:50

John Lowengrub (University of California Irvine)

Plenary Talk: Feedback, lineages and self-organized morphogenesis 

09:50-10:00

Questions and Refreshments

10:00-10:50

Luigi Preziosi (Politecnico di Torino)

Plenary Talk: Modelling Cell-ECM interaction

10:50-11:20

Questions and morning coffee/tea break -

Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

11:20-11:45

Tongjun Sun (Shandong University and University of Dundee)

Numerical Simulation for a Stokes Optimal Control Problem on Chick Embryo Gastrulation

11:45:11:50

Question time

11:50-12:25

Georgios Lolas (Technical University of Dresden)

The role of VEGF-C and CCR7/CCL21 in Tumor Lymphangiogenesis

12:25-12:30

Question time

12:30-14:00

Lunch - River Rooms 1&2, Level 9 Tower Building

14:00-14:50

Maciej Swat (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Plenary Talk: Improving Biomedical Modeling Using Modern Software infrastructures

14:50-15:30

Questions and afternoon coffee/tea break

 Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

15:30-18:30

Networking trip to Glamis Castle - bus tour:

  • departing from the front of Tower Building at 15:30
  • returning to Queen's Hotel at 18:30

19:30-00:00

Conference Dinner at West Park Conference Center

 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

 

09:00-09:50

Mark Chaplain (University of Dundee)

Plenary Talk: Emerging computational challenges in the multiscale modelling of cancer

09:50-10:00

Questions and Refreshments

10:00-10:35

Ruth Baker (University of Oxford)

Multi-level methods for discrete state modelling of chemical systems

10:35-10:40

Question time

10:40-11:15

Zuzanna Szymańska (University of Warsaw)

Large-scale, parallel computer modelling of the dynamics of cell colonies

11:15:11:50

Questions and morning coffee/tea break

 Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

11:50-12:25

Thomas Carraro (University of Heidelberg)

An adaptive time domain decomposition method for direct and inverse problems

12:25-12:30

Question time

12:30-14:00

Lunch - River Rooms 1&2, Level 9 Tower Building

14:00-14:50

Steven McDougall (Heriot-Watt University)

Plenary Talk:  Tumours, Wounds, and Retinae - The Application of PoreScale Modelling Techniques to Angiogenesis in Development and Disease

14:50-15:20

Questions and afternoon coffee/tea break

Lamb Gallery, Level 1 Tower Building

15:20-15:55

Rastko Sknepnek (University of Dundee)

Active matter in curved geometries

15:55-16:00

Question time

16:00

Conference closing remarks followed by drinks at Laing's

 

 

Participants

Name Institution
Abdulle, Assyr École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Alkahtani, Badr King Saud University -- Riyadh
Baker, Ruth University of Oxford
Bianchi, Arianna Heriot-Watt University
Brian, Seguin University of Dundee
Carraro, Thomas Institute for Applied Mathematics, Heidelberg University
Chaplain, Mark University of St Andrews
Chen, Jialing University of Dundee
Davidson, Fordyce University of Dundee
Decent, Stephen University of Dundee
Degond, Pierre Imperial College London
den Breems, Nicoline University of Dundee
Deutsch, Andreas Technische Universität Dresden
Domschke, Pia TU Darmstadt and University of Dundee
Eftimie, Raluca University of Dundee
Eljazi, Radhia Heriot Watt University
Fletcher, Alexander University of Oxford
Fletcher, Roger University of Dundee
Freitag, Melina University of Bath
Gander, Martin University of Geneva
Gerisch, Alf Technische Universität Darmstadt
Guo, Zhenlin University of Dundee
Hamam, Haneen Dundee University
Hatzikirou, Haralambos TU Dresden
Kalogiros, Dimitris University of Dundee / James Hutton Institute
Kyza, Irene University of Dundee
Levy, Doron University of Maryland
Li, Laoshen University of Dundee
LIJOKA, OLUWASEUN Heriot Watt University Edinburgh
Lin, Ping University of Dundee
Loisel, Sebastien Heriot-Watt University
Lolas, Georgios Technical University of Dresden
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
Lowengrub, John Univeristy of California, Irvine
Marciniak-Czochra, Anna University of Heidelberg
McDougall, Steven Heriot-Watt University
Mitchell, Elaine University of Dundee
Murray, Philip University of Dundee
Peng, Lu University of Dundee
Pineda, Miguel University of Dundee
Pisliakov, Andrei University of Dundee
Powathil, Gibin UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Preziosi, Luigi Politecnico di Torino
Rashkov, Peter Synmikro, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
Schmuck, Markus Heriot-Watt University
Sherratt, Jonathan Heriot-Watt University
Sknepnek, Rastko University of Dundee
Sun, Tongjun School of Mathematics, Shandong University, China
Surulescu, Christina Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Swat, Maciej Indiana University
Szymańska, Zuzanna Warsaw University
Tough, Iona university of dundee
Trucu, Dumitru University of Dundee
Tsardakas, Michael Heriot-Watt University
Wallace, Heather University of Dundee
Wang, Liang University of Dundee
Yang, Fengwei University of Leeds