Collaborative Mathematical Biology Group

Fall 2018 Schedule
Monday afternoon, 3:00 pm
Room 457 CAB

Mathematical Biology Seminar Series

Fall 2018

Date

Time &
Location

Speaker & Title

Sept
17
3pm
457 CAB
Xiunan Wang
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Modelling the potential role of engineered symbiotic bacteria in malaria control
Sept
24
3pm
457 CAB
Jay Newby
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
How molecular crowding is changing our understanding of spatial patterning in living cells 
Sept
27

6pm
L2-190
CCIS

Please note date, time and location

Marsden Memorial Lecture
Naomi Ehrich Leonard

Princeton University
Symmetry, bifurcation, and multi-agent decision-making
Leonard will present nonlinear dynamics for distributed decision-making that derive from principles of symmetry and bifurcation. Inspired by studies of animal groups, including house-hunting honeybees and schooling fish, the nonlinear dynamics describe a group of interacting agents that can manage flexibility as well as stability in response to a changing environment.

Oct 
1
3pm
457 CAB

MathBio/PIMS-AMI Seminar
Yong-Jung Kim 
Department of Mathematical Sciences
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Predator-prey equations with constant terms produce beautiful patterns.

Oct
8
3pm
457 CAB
Thanksgiving 
No seminar today
Oct
15
3pm
457 CAB

Stephanie Peacock
University of Calgary
Parasites of migratory caribou: effects of host movement and climate change

Oct
22
3pm
457 CAB
Anthony Sun
Osnabrück University
Models of social-ecological systems - The example of eutrophication 
Oct 26 

3pm
657 CAB

Please note date, time and location

PIMS / AMI Distinguished Lecture
Professor Huaxiong Huang
Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences & York University, Toronto
Ion Transport: Modeling and Computation
Abstract
In this talk I will present some of the work done by my group on ion transport. The first part is on the analysis and computation of the Poisson-Nernst-Planck (PNP) model. We show that under normal physiological conditions, the PNP system can be approximated by a simpler electro-neutral model, which is easier to solve than the original PNP model. The second part of the talk is on ion transport in biological tissues (eye lens and brain cortex) based on a bi-domain approach.

Oct
29
3pm
457 CAB
Chris Frei
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta 
A Stochastic Model for Cancer Metastasis: Branching Stochastic Process with Settlement
Nov 9
11am
373 CAB
Please note change in date, time and location
Frithjof Lutscher
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Ottawa
Population dynamics in patchy landscapes
Nov
12
3pm
457 CAB
Reading Week 
No seminar today
Nov
19
3pm
457 CAB

Frederic Hamelin
Agrocampus Ouest Rennes
France
Taking advantage of pathogen diversity and plant immunity to minimize disease prevalence

Nov
26
3pm
457 CAB

Jingjing Xu
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Ecology of Dispersal in Metapopulations

Dec
3
3pm
457 CAB
No Seminar today

Winter 2019

Date

Time &
Location

Speaker & Title

Jan
7
3pm
457 CAB

 No Seminar today

Jan
14

3pm
457 CAB

Eric Foxall
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Individual-based modelling of interacting populations
Jan
21
3pm
457 CAB
No Seminar today
Jan
28
3pm
457 CAB

Meghan Hall
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Tracing Figure Skating Patterns Using the Chaplygin Skate Model

Feb
4

 

3pm
457 CAB

Dean Koch
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Feb
11
3pm
457 CAB
Devin Goodsman
Research Scientist (Entomologist)
Insect Dynamics & Climate Change, Canadian Forest Service
Feb
18
3pm
457 CAB
Family Day
Reading Week

No seminar today
Feb
25
3pm
457 CAB

Jody Reimer
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences/Biological Sciences
University of Alberta

Mar 4
3pm
457 CAB

Nathan Marculis
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
UNiversity of Alberta

Mar
11
3pm
457 CAB

Jonathan Rubin
University of Pittsburgh

Mar
18
3pm
457 CAB

Paulo Amorim
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Reaction-diffusion and individual-based models for ant movement 

Mar
25
3pm
457 CAB
Hanbaek Lyu
Department of Mathematics
UCLA
Apr
1
3pm
457 CAB
Heather Brooks
UCLA
Apr
8
3pm
457 CAB
Sam Isaacson
Boston University