CPIB Summer School 2009

The sixth Mathematical Modelling for Biologists course is planned for 9-12 September 2013. Please email Susie Lydon (susannah.lydon@nottingham.ac.uk) if you would like to be added to the mailing list for this event.

Details of the last Mathematical modelling for Biologists course (Sept 2012):

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.

Thanks to support from CPIB and the Company of Biologists, the course fee for 2012 for academic participants is only £100 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.

We operate a separate application system for researchers in industry (and there is a higher course fee). Please visit www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/mathsforlife/ for further details.

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) and [[markus-owen]] (University of Nottingham).

This year’s course is now full.

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

Summer School Class of 2011