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Members of the Biomathematics Group

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Mats Gyllenberg
Dr. tech., Professor

Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Mathematical Biology
Editor-in-chief of Differential Equations & Applications
Editor of Journal of Biological DynamicsInternational journal of biomathematics

Biomathematics, in particular structured population dynamics, adaptive dynamics, physiological models, mathematical taxonomy
Stefan Geritz

PhD, Lecturer

Adaptive dynamics, dynamical systems, mathematical modelling

Eva Kisdi
PhD, Researcher

Editor of Evolutionary Ecology Research
Associate editor of Theoretical Population Biology and of Evolution
Member of the Faculty of 1000, Advisor of F1000Research

Adaptive dynamics, mathematical ecology, speciation
Ping Yan

PhD, Researcher

Differential equations and dynamical systems, with applications
Chun Fang

PhD, Postdoc

Dynamical systems, population dynamics

Lei Niu

PhD, Postdoc

Dynamical systems, population dynamics

Yuhua Cai

MSc, Graduate student

Adaptive dynamics in stochastic environments
Ruili Fan

MSc, Graduate student

Adaptive interaction of pathogen management and pathogen evolution

Ilmari Karonen

MSc, Graduate student of FICS

Cellular automata

Sami Lehtinen

MSc, Graduate student of FICS

Population dynamics and adaptive dynamics
Xiaoli Liu

MSc, Graduate student of FICS

Dynamics of infectious diseases, modelling malaria epidemics
Diana Preoteasa (Ion)

MSc, Graduate student of FICS

Metapopulation models, plant-endophyte systems
Francesca Scarabel

MSc, Graduate student

Numerical methods for infinite-dimensional dynamical systems
Jaakko Toivonen

MSc, Graduate student of FICS

Adaptive dynamic models explaining patterns in fossil data
Helene Weigang

MSc, Graduate student of FICS

Evolution of dispersal


Long-term visitors

Fengying Wei


Visiting Professor (2015-2016)


Stochastic differential equations

Daoxiang Zhang


Visiting Professor (2015-2016)


Fluid mechanics with applications

Odo Diekmann

Visiting Professor

Structured population dynamics, dynamics of infectious diseases, nonlinear diffusion problems
J. A. J. (Hans) Metz

Visiting Professor

Adaptive dynamics, structured population dynamics
Xuxin Yang

Professor of the Hunan First Normal University, Changsha, China
Visiting Researcher (1 January - 31 December 2011)

Dynamical systems with impulses, population dynamics
Fabio Dercole

Visiting Researcher (February - July 2011)

Adaptive dynamics


Former members

Thanate Dhirasakdanon

Ph.D., Postdoc

Mathematical epidemiology, dynamics of structured populations
Barbara Boldin, Ph.D.

currently Assistant Professor at the University of Primorska (Slovenia)

Evolution of virulence
Ido Filin

Ph.D., Postdoc

Stochastic differential equations, life history evolution
Petr Ondracek

M.Sc., Graduate student of FICS

Adaptive dynamics, spatially structured populations, dispersal
Thomas Vallier

Ph.D., Postdoc

Random graphs
Yi Wang

Ph.D., Researcher

Competitive and cooperative dynamical systems; infinite dimensional dynamical systems; random and stochastic monotone systems


Recent graduates

Elina Numminen (Roto)

PhD in 2015; upon graduation postdoc at the Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki

Population dynamics and evolution of Pneumococcus strains
Chun Fang

PhD in 2013, upon graduation postdoc in the Biomathematics Group of the University of Helsinki
Dynamical systems, population dynamics
Robert Service

PhD in 2012 (in the Graduate School in Mathematical Analysis and Its Applications); upon graduation business analyst at Alekstra

Dynamics of structured populations, adaptive dynamics
Tadeas Priklopil

PhD in 2012; 2012-2014 teacher (tuntiopettaja) at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki; then research fellow at the IST Austria

Adaptive dynamics and sympatric speciation
Margarete Utz

PhD in 2010, upon graduation postdoc at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Adaptive dynamics of function-valued traits, evolution of dispersal
Hanna Eskola

PhD in 2009

Population dynamics, adaptive dynamics, mathematical modelling
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