Biophysical Sciences Institute Events
The BSI hosts a programme of events that cover the spectrum of the biophysical sciences, designed to stimulate discussion and collaboration and are open to anyone who would like to attend.
London Mathematical Society 2012
Grand Biological Challenges for Mathematicians
9 July - 17 July 2012, Mathematical Sciences
The goal of this symposium, co-funded by the London Mathematical Society and EPSRC, is to develop channels of communication between biologists at the forefront of their field, and mathematicians who are either already engaged in various modelling efforts or curious to learn about the challenges faced by biologists at a time when powerful technologies provide a plethora of data and images requiring urgent scientific interpretation.
The symposium will cover a wide range of modelling techniques, including computer science, statistics, as well as biophysics, and we expect that the interactions with biologists will inspire the development of new mathematical techniques.
We anticipate that it will contribute to bridging the culture gap between biologists and mathematicians/physicists unfamiliar with the handling of complex systems, and will attempt to develop a better sense of which mathematical models are either over-simplified to the point of being useless, or over-complex to the point of being intractable.
The conference will involve around 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. A list of participants and more details are available on the symposium website.