Mathematics inspired by immuno-epidemiology

Страна: США

Город: San Jose

Тезисы до: 24.04.2015

Даты: 24.08.15 — 28.08.15

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Организаторы: American Institute of Mathematics


 This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, aims to link the separate fields of mathematical immunology and mathematical epidemiology, to connect them into what shall become mathematical immuno-epidemiology.

Immuno-epidemiology is a quite recent field which combines individual- and population-oriented approaches to create new perspectives. Its main goal is to study the influence of the immune status of single hosts on epidemiological patterns.

As it happens for other life sciences, mathematics can be an important tool for immuno-epidemiological research. The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a realistic mathematical description of how the fields of immunology and epidemiology are correlated. The main topics for the workshop are:

    Identifying key questions in immuno-epidemiology and translating them into mathematics.
    Establishing proper modeling approaches to be used in immuno-epidemiology. Systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), partial differential equations (PDEs) or combinations of both (hybrid systems) have been considered so far. In few cases, delay differential equations (DDEs) or multi-scale models have been proposed.
    Recognizing the mathematical challenge arising from proposed mathematical models (e.g., with state-dependent delay or infinite delay), specifying theoretical questions to be addressed.
    Providing stable numerical tools and reliable methods for parameter estimation to have comparison with experimental data and to provide accurate predictions.

The workshop will differ from typical conferences in some regards. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel working sessions.

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