First Announcement: Mathematics in Cell Physiology and Proliferation.
In the same spirit and hopefully with the same success as the First Summer School, which took place in St. Flour (France 1997), a Second Summer School of Mathematical Biology will take place in Termoli (CB, Italy) between June 6 and June 19, 1999.
The subject of the school will be mathematical methods applied to the study of cell and molecular biology. The goal of the school is to offer doctoral students and young post-doctoral researchers a presentation of some mathematical techniques widely used in modelling problems in cell physiology and proliferation, together with a review of a selection of some such problems of contemporary relevance. The target audience is mainly composed of advanced graduate students and post- graduates in the life sciences and in mathematical disciplines (math, applied math, physics, engineering).
Classes: Duration of the school is two weeks, including 10 days of classes, Monday through Friday. Each day there will be 8 lecture units of 40 min by the staff and by invited speakers, practice sessions and lectures contributed by participants. The afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be carried out at the Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute (Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Santa Maria Imbaro, Chieti), the purpose being to expose the participants of the school to real-life biological problems voiced in discussions with the Mario Negri researchers.
The language of the school is English. Most school activities will take place in the same hotel where rooms and meals are provided. Most of the lecture sequences will be completed in a single week, biological subjects being treated in the first week and more theoretical subjects being treated in the second week. Bound collected notes will be provided to the school participants upon arrival to the school venue.
The number of participants is limited to 60. Interested biological and mathematical researchers, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply. While the registration fee is fixed, accomodation costs will be assessed on the basis of effective stay. The foreseen average cost of the school to participants, on the basis of the presently expected funding by institutional sponsors, is of the order of 800 Euro (double room, 15 days, full board and lodging, registration and social programme included). The organizing committee is actively seeking more funding in order to further substantially reduce the cost to participants.
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