August 14-17, 2003

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, University of Notre Dame and The Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University,Bloomington

A Workshop in Conjunction with the Notre Dame Conference on Partial Differential Equations with Applications

The University of Notre Dame

Mark Alber (Notre Dame), James Glazier (IUB), Yi Jiang (LANL)

Sponsors: Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, University of Notre Dame; Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University,Bloomington; National Science Foundation; Whitaker Foundation; Los Alamos National Laboratory; The Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA); Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Center for Applied Mathematics, University of Notre Dame

Goal of the Workshop: Complex biological modeling efforts include multi-scale simulations allowing different abstractions at each scale, scalable parallelism for heterogeneous dynamical simulations, a data-rich environment with experimentally determined model parameters and, finally, distributed multidisciplinary research teams and resources. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researches in biological experiment and modeling with biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science and medical school backgrounds and applied mathematicians working on multiscale modeling with applications to different fields.

Public Lecture:
Alan Newell
Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson
August 13th, 2003

Keynote Speaker:
James Mac Hyman
President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Minicourse Speaker:

Avner Friedman
Director, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Ohio State University

Confirmed Speakers:

Adriano M. Alencar, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, BU
Luis Nunes Amaral, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern
Brain Baker, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Notre Dame;
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Dept. of Physics, Notre Dame,
Bjorn Birnir, Mathematics Dept., UC Santa Barbara
Ted Carnevale, Psychology Dept., Yale
Guillermo Cecchi, IBM
Radek Erban, Dept. of Mathematics, U. of Minnesota
Geoffrey Fox, Computer Science, IUB
Tilmann Glimm,Dept.of Mathematics,Emory University
Evan Haskell, Dept. of Mathematics, U. of Utah
David Hoff, Dept. of Mathematics, IUB
Steven Howard, Dept. of Biology, Middle Tennessee State U.
Michael Jolly, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Indiana, Bloomington;
Dale Kaiser, Dept. of Biochemistry, Stanford
Leah Keshet, Dept. of Mathematics, U. of British Columbia
Ioannis Kevrekidis, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Princeton
Andre Levchenko, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins
Trachette Levon Jackson, Dept. of Mathematics, U. of Michigan
Stan Marée, Dept. of Mathematics, U. of British Columbia
Eric Mjolsness, Dept. of Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine
Keith Mott, Dept. of Biology, Utah State U.
Mark Nelson, Dept. of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, UIUC
Patrick Nelson, Dept. of Mathematics, U. of Michigan
Peter Ortoleva, Chemistry Dept., IUB
Andrej Rotter, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State U.
Robert E.Rudd,Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Kevin Sanbonmatsu, Theoretical Division, LANL
Avadh Saxena, Theoretical Division, LANL
Béla Suki, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Tissue Mechanics Laboratory, BU
Florence Tama, Dept. of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

This Workshop is organized in cooperation with SIAM

Limited funding may be available to support attendance by graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty. Poster presentations are encouraged and a limited number of contributed talks will also be accepted.

For more information contact:

Dr. Alber, or
Dr. Glazier

Or visit our web sites: or

Background Image
Image Illustrating work on sensory
processing in weakly electric fish
(Courtesy Mark Neslon)