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CRM > English > Activities > Curs 2017-2018 > IRP Recent progress in Mathematical Biology
IRP Recent progress in Mathematical Biology

April to June, 2018

 General information
Biology and biomedicine are experiencing a revolution driven by new high throughput technologies (OMICS, new imaging methodologies, etc.). These new technologies are producing a wealth of high-quality, high-resolution data that, perhaps for the first time, allow for quantitative characterisation of biological phenomena. However, there is also the danger that biologists and biomedical researchers are overwhelmed by the amount of data they are generating, unless new methods for data-management and quantitative theories that allow them to interpret and contextualise their observations. Driven by this need, new developments in Mathematical Biology have emerged. The aim of this programme is to bring together experts from different areas of Mathematical Biology (neuroscience, tumour modelling, population dynamics,...) which have developed different methods trying to address the new challenges in their associated areas of biological and biomedical research.
The members of the scientific committee have experience in the organization of intensive programs. Jose Antonio Carrillo and Toni Guillamon organized (together with Angel Calsina) the "Research program on Mathematical Biology: Modelling and Differential Equations" which took place in the CRM from January 2009 until June 2009. Silvia Cuadrado was the organizer of the weekly seminar of the previous program and was also a member of the scientific committee of the "Research Program on Mathematics of Biodiversity" which took place in June-July 2012 also in the CRM. Jose Antonio Carrillo together with Shi Jin and Peter Markowich organized a thematica program at the Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences in the University of Cambridge in fall 2010. Jose Antonio Carrillo together with Andrea Bertozzi, Wilfrid Gangbo, Yann Brenier, Jean Michel Morel and Peter Markowich organized a thematic program in Optimal Transport at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics in UCLA during March-June 2008.
These last two programs had lots of connections with mathematical biology via kinetic and transport modelling.
This activity will be included among the scientific activities organized in the framework of the "Year of Mathematical Biology" organized by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the European Society of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) in 2018. Therefore, it will be a way to increase the international impact of the CRM and the groups in mathematical biology of the Barcelona area. Jose Antonio Carrillo is the chairman of the Applied Mathematics Committee of the EMS and it will be acting as the main coordinator of this activity in 2018.
Scientific committee
Tomás Alarcón​ ​ICREA- CRM
​Toni Guillamon ​UPC
​Sílvia Cuadrado ​UAB
​José Antonio Carrillo ​Imperial College London
Invited visiting researchers 
Tomás Alarcón
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Helen Byrne
University of Nottingham
Àngel Calsina
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Vincent Calvez
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
​José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Jean Clairambault
INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt Research Centre
Silvia Cuadrado
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Laurent Desvillettes
CMLA Ens Cachan
Odo Diekmann
University Utrecht
Susanne Ditlevsen
University of Copenhagen
Raluca Eftimie
University of Dundee
Philipp Getto
Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Antoni Guillamon Grabolosa
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Mats Gyllenberg
University of Helsinki
Andrei Korobeinikov
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Anna Marciniak-Czochra
Heidelberg University
Markus Owen
University of Nottingham
Jordi Ripoll
Universitat de Girona
Horacio Rotstein
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Joan Saldaña Meca
Universitat de Girona
Josep Sardanyés Cayuela
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
​Horst R. Thieme ​Arizona State University
Advanced Course: April 3 to 6, 2018
Conference: June 4 to 8, 2018
On the campus: The organizers suggest to book a room in Hotel Campus or a studio-type apartment in Vila Universitaria (400 euros per week approximately for a twin room, no breakfasts provided) link

There also are a number of hotels in Barcelona (see here), just 30 min from the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona by a FGC train.
Further information
For inquiries about the program please send a message to