CPIB Summer School: Mathematical Modelling for Biologists

This event last took place in July 2014. The programme and content for that course is  available online.

Mathematical modelling for Biologists – 14-17 July 2014

The aims of our summer school are:

  • To introduce modelling and quantitative approaches to biologists
  • To explain where models come from, and how to investigate the behaviour of those models
  • To introduce differential equation models, parameter estimation and sensitivity, randomness and spatial models
  • To show how to create, simulate and analyse models using appropriate software

Examples include applications to gene regulation, biochemical reactions, population dynamics, and epidemiology.

Target audience: Open to all. PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with a biological background are particularly encouraged to attend, and no prior experience is assumed. We welcome applications from biologists from all sub-disciplines – you don’t have to be a plant scientist to attend!

This four day course will be held at the University Park campus of the University of Nottingham. Places are limited to 40 and applicants are asked to give their background and motivation for attending. Priority will be given to applicants who we think will benefit most from the course. We will review applications in the order that they come in, until all 40 places are full.

The course will start with registration 10:00-11:00 on Monday and finish at 16:00 on Thursday.

Programme outline:
Day 1: Data, Networks and Models
Day 2: Multi-variable models
Day 3: Parameter estimation and sensitivity; Stochastic models
Day 4: Multicellular modelling

The course comprises integrated lectures and computer-based practicals which will allow you to gain an understanding of modelling approaches in a helpful, friendly environment.

Course Organisers: Nick Monk (University of Sheffield), Etienne Farcot (University of Nottingham) and Markus Owen (University of Nottingham).

The course fee for 2014 for academic participants is £325 and this covers tuition, single en-suite accommodation for 3 nights, and all meals and refreshments. Payment details will be supplied when a firm offer of a place is made. To discuss the fee for industrial participants please contact Susie Lydon (susannah.lydon@nottingham.ac.uk)

To Apply: recruitment for this years’ course has finished.

Cancellation policy for participants

If you have any problems or questions, please contact Susie Lydon (susannah.lydon@nottingham.ac.uk)

Summer School Class of 2011

Summer School Class of 2011