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EPSRC Symposium Workshop on Ecology, epidemiology and evolution: biological processes and artificial analogues (EEE)

Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 September 2010

Organisers: Matt Keeling & Leon Danon

Ecology, epidemiology and evolution have wide-ranging implications for modern society, and mathematics can be used to help understand the complex interaction and range of spatial and temporal scales involved. These processes also have non-biological counterparts, such as the spread of rumours or computer viruses, artificial life, evolution of language etc. While for systems such as "contact processes" there is a far-reaching mathematical literature, there are still many unanswered questions. Of particular interest and importance are the effects of a dynamic contact structure rather than just a fixed network, the interacting roles of spatial structure and stochasticity, and the use of simpler models to understand the inherent complexity of these processes.

All talks will be in Lecture Room B3.03 in the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

programme(PDF Document)

Programme (updated 13/09/2010):


Tuesday 14th September:

9:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 11:00 Matt Keeling "Welcome and Introduction"

11:00 - 11:30 Tea & Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room

11:30 - 12:30 Chris Cannings "Reproducing Graphs" (Powerpoint Presentation)

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch in the Mathematics Common Room

2:00 - 3:00 Mario Recker "Antigenic variation in malaria involves a highly structured switching pattern" (Powerpoint Presentation)

3:00 - 3:30 Tea & Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room

3:30 - 3:50 Ben Ashby "Modelling the effects of short-term immune responses on competing Influenza strains" (Powerpoint Presentation)

3:50 - 4:10 Sam Brand "TBA"

4:10 - 4:30 Ashley Ford "Indian Buffet Epidemic" (PDF Document)

4:30 - 5:00 Anton Camacho "Rapid influenza reinfection: likely mechanisms and potential impacts during a pandemic" (PDF Document)

5:00 - 6:15 Drinks and reception in the Mathematics Common Room

7:00 pm Dinner at Radcliffe House


Wednesday 15th September:

9:30 - 10:30 Mike Tildesley "Mathematical modelling of livestock diseases: from within-host to the national scale"

10:30 - 11:00 Tea & Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room

11:00 - 12:00 Jon Read "Quantifying and modelling behaviour in epidemiological models"

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch in the Mathematics Common Room

2:00 - 3:00 Jane Heffernan "Pre-existing Immunity: Case studies in H1N1 and Genital Herpes"

3:00- 3:45 Tea & Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room

3:45 - 4:45 Steve Krone "Spatial Structure and Adaptive Evolution of Viruses"

4:45 - 6:00 Drinks and reception in the Mathematics Common Room

8:30 pm Dinner at Milsoms in Kenilworth


Thursday 16th September:

9:30 - 10:30 Stephen Cornell "Space, coexistence, and invasibility"

10:30 - 11:00 Tea & Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room

11:00 - 12:00 Sebastian Funk "News travels fast: Modelling the dynamics of infectious diseases and human behaviour"

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch in the Mathematics Common Room

2:00 - 3:00 Rachel Norman "Manipulating wild host populations to control infectious disease"

3:00 - 3:30 Tea & Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room

3:30 - 4:30 Alla Mashanova "Measuring and modelling dispersal behaviour at individual and population level"

4:30 End




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Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
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