The European Mathematical Society (EMS), jointly with the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB), has declared 2018 to be the Year of Mathematical Biology. The kick-off event of this year is organized by the Biomathematics Group of the University of Helsinki, as part of the Finnish Mathematical Days conference in Joensuu, Finland, 4-5 January 2018.

The conference will feature two plenary speakers of mathematical biology,

  • Odo Diekmann (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Benoit Perthame (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

There will be a mathematical biology session throughout the conference, with speakers

  • Barbara Boldin (University of Primorska, Slovenia)
  • Jose A Carrillo (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Fabio Chalub (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Stefan Geritz (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Julia Gog (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Mats Gyllenberg (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Josef Hofbauer (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Eva Kisdi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Géza Meszéna (Eötvös University Budapest, Hungary)
  • Kalle Parvinen (University of Turku, Finland)
  • Francesca Scarabel (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Mircea Sofonea (CEFE/CNRS Montpellier, France)

A limited number of time slots for oral presentations are available, and the conference will also have a poster session. If interested in contributing to the Mathematical Biology session, contact first the session organizers at eva.kisdi[funny character] The conference registration is open. The deadline for registration is 20 December, but preference is given to early submissions to the mathematical biology session.

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