Organized by the NVTB
The Dutch Society for Theoretical Biology (NVTB) is a biological society focussing on theoretical, mathematical and philosophical biology. The society comprises
200 members from several universities, institutes and other organisations. The main aim of the society is to stimulate and represent theoretical biology in its
broadest sense in the Netherlands.
Its activities consist in the following:
In order to become a member of the society, please send a mail to the secretary specifying your
name, affiliation, address, email and telephone number and indicate also whether or not you want to
subscribe to the mailing list.
Contribution of the NVTB per person per year amounts to Euro 10,- (in 2012: 12 Euro) to be paid to account number 2252185 to the Nederlandse Vereniging van Theoretische
- The NVTB organises meetings dealing with all subjects studied by its members, ranging from mathematical models or computer models of collective behaviour,
ecology, biodiversity, population dynamics, evolution, immunology, epidemiology, physiology, etcetera down to philosophical aspects of biology.
- The main
meeting of the NVTB is the yearly workshop in Schoorl which lasts two days. Every year this meeting is booked full with about 50 participants. This meeting keeps
members of the NVTB informed about what happens in theoretical biology in the Netherlands and it strengthens the contact among the members of the society.
Every other year the NVTB also organise a so-called PhD-day. Here, PhD students talk about their research among themselves (almost) without staff members. It
is an informal occasion for PhD and master students to present their work.
- The NVTB administrates a fund that subsidises lectures in the field of
theoretical biology. Everyone may apply for funding of lectures in theoretical biology. Requests usually concern symposia related to the defence of a thesis.
order to distribute information about lectures, symposia and job vacancies in the field of theoretical biology, the NVTB keeps a
Requests to subscribe and distribute information can
be submitted to this address. For questions, please contact Boris Schmid (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read the minutes of the 2012 meeting of the board here.
The board of the NVTB consists of
Last year's meeting in Schoorl, 2013:
Invited speaker: Jef Huisman
Dancing with the tides: nonequilibrium dynamics in plankton communities.
Prof. dr. Jef Huisman is Professor in Aquatic Microbiology, UvA, Amsterdam
Meeting in Schoorl 2012:
two invited lectures.
Survival of the aligned: modelling self-organisation in the plant cortical microtubule array
Marten Scheffer (WUR)
Bela Mulder (AMOLF)
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