Advanced Mathematical Sciences I (FY2010)

Patterns, Waves and Motion in Biological Systems

 “Mathematical Sciences of Patterns, Waves and Motion appear in Biological Systems” In the natural world, there are thousands of complex shapes, patterns and movements which we can not imagine or predict. Were they born with mystery in the nature? Or, was there anyone who had created them with some meanings? By observing these wonders from the perspective of Mathematical Sciences, the lectures of this course will be given by focusing on especially wondrous shapes, beautiful patterns, unexpected movements which appear in the Biological world.
 The lecture series will be given in omnibus style by top leading researchers from all over the world covering their latest research topics from interdisciplinary perspectives. All the lectures will be given in English.
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Project based analysis and research cluster course,
Inter Departmental Curriculum, Meiji University.
Advanced Mathematical Sciences I: "Patterns, Waves and Motion in Biological Systems"
COORDINATOR: Masayasu MIMURA (Meiji Univ.)

Speakers :
Miguel Herrero: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Hisao Honda: Hyogo University, Japan
Hyung Ju Hwang: Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Ryo Kobayashi: Hiroshima University, Japan
Sy-Sang Liaw: National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Philip K. Maini: University of Oxford, U.K.
Masayasu Mimura: Meiji University, Japan
Takashi Miura: Kyoto University, Japan
Mario Primicerio: University degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Nobuhiko J. Suematsu: Hiroshima University, Japan

DATE: 14th - 17th September 2010

Schedule/ Speaker/ Title:

Tuesday, 14th September
 10:00 - 11:30  Philip K. Maini  "The biological problem of pattern formation"
 13:00 - 14:30  Philip K. Maini  "Applications to biology of Turing's Model"
 14:40 - 16:10  Mario Primicerio  "Population dynamics applied to social models"
 16:20 - 17:50  Takeshi Miura  "Modelling lung branching morphogenesis"

Wednesday, 15th September
 10:00 - 11:30  Philip K. Maini  "Waves from reaction-diffusion equations"
 13:00 - 14:30  Miguel Herrero  "Models and problems in blood coagulation"
 14:40 - 16:10  Nobuhiko J. Suematsu  "Collective behavior of micro-organisms induced by phototaxis"

Thursday, 16th September
 10:00 - 11:30  Philip K. Maini  "Modelling cancer"
 13:00 - 14:30  Miguel Herrero  "Mathematical models for invasion processes"
 14:40 - 16:10  Hyung Ju Hwang  "Mathematical models and pattern formation in chemotaxis"
 16:20 - 17:50  Sy-Sang Liaw  "Fractal analysis of electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG)"

Friday, 17th September
 10:00 - 11:30  Ryo Kobayashi  "Locomotion of animals"
 13:00 - 14:30  Hisao Honda  "An equation of motion for cell-based morphogenesis"
 14:40 - 16:10  Masayasu Mimura  "Self-organization in biological systems"
This subject is intended for Doctoral students, however, any students in master's program are available to attend. Non-degree students and auditors from Meiji University and other universities are also welcomed. We will support travel expenses for the students from afar. If you wish for the support, please contact at by 1st Septembr 2010.
* Please be informed that NOT every student who wishes for this financial support could be received, subject to the budget of Meiji University.

All lectures will be given in ENGLISH.
* Admission is free. Pre-registration is not required.

Contact address:
Academic Affairs of Graduate School, Meiji University
1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301
TEL: 03-3296-4368

Supported by:
Meiji University Global COE Program "Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis",
Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)(No.18104002) "Mathematical Theory of Nonlinear-Non-equilibrium Reaction-Diffusion Systems"
Conference Room, 3rd Flore, Shikon-kan
SURUGADAI Campus, Meiji University.
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