Mathematical Methods and Modeling of Biophysical Phenomena

Hotel La Plage, Cabo Frio, RJ, March 2 to 7 

Deadline for student financial support and poster submission: February 1st, 2015.
Please, register following the link below and ask your advisor or research supervisor to write a reccommendation letter and send it to

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Venue: Hotel La Plage, Cabo Frio, Brazil



Scientific Committee

P. Markowich (Cambridge, Vienna & KAUST, UK/Austria/Saudi Arabia)
B. Perthame (UPMC, Paris)
J.P.Zubelli (IMPA, Brazil)

Local Committee

L. Bevilacqua (LNCC)
J. Koiller (INMETRO, Brazil)
M. O. Souza (UFF, Brazil)

Poster Committee

P. Amorin (UFRJ, Brazil)
S. Boatto (UFRJ, Brazil)
S. M. C. Malta (LNCC)

Arrival, Departure and Transportation

Transportation will be provided as follows:

Going to Hotel La Plage – From Rio de Janeiro to Cabo Frio

Monday – March 2

The bus will leave from IMPA (Estrada Dona Castorina, 110 – Jardim Botânico) at 1:30 p.m, on March 2. The trip takes about 2-3 hours.

Back from Cabo Frio to Rio de Janeiro

Saturday – March 7

The bus will leave Cabo Frio at  1 p.m. Those who needs to go directly to the airport shall inform us.

Program (General, Plenary, Contributed and Poster)

General Program

Plenary Program

Contributed Program

Poster Program

Invited Speakers and Abstracts

M. Adimy (Lyon, France)
Age-structured and delay differential-difference model of hematopoietic stem cell dynamics

L. Almeida (CNRS , France)
Mathematical modeling of wound healing and epitelial repair

M. Barcisnki (INMETRO, Brazil)
Apoptosis and apoptotic mimicry: strategies used by pathogenic microorganisms to evade the host immune response

S. Benzekry (Bordeaux, France)
A modeling study of metastatic initiation and tumor-tumor spatial interactions

T. Chou (Califórnia, USA)

J. Clairambault (INRIA, France)
Drug-induced drug resistance evolution in cancer cell population dynamics

J. Dawes (Bath, UK)
Predatorprey dynamics: mass action models, functional responses, and the pde viewpoint

H. Gadelha (Oxford/York, UK)
Mathematical tales of a sperm tail

G. Huber (KITP, USA)
Terasaki ramps in the endoplasmic reticulum

J. Koiller (INMETRO, Brazil)
Computational anatomy: differential geometric approach for the comparison of medical images

A. Lopes (INMETRO, Brazil)
New insights into mutable collagenous tissue

A. Marciniak (Heidelberg, Germany)
Singular and jump-discontinuous patterns in reaction-diffusion-ode models

J. Mitchell (Wisconsin, USA)
Data-driven approaches to protein biophysics

C. Mocenni (Siena, Italy)
Dynamical game interactions on networked populations

D. Oelz (Vienna, Austria)
Force generation and contraction of random actomyosin rings.

M. O. Souza (UFF, Brazil)
Vector-or-borne disease dynamics with host circulation

B. Perthame (Paris, France)
Analysis of “integrate and fire” models for neural networks

A. Pinto (Porto, Portugal)
Dynamics and Vaccination Games

A. Sequeira (IST, Portugal)
Physiology and mathematical modeling of the blood clotting process

C. Turner (Cordoba, Argentina)
Estimation of some parameters in cancer modeling using nonlinear optimization

N. Vauchelet (Paris, France)
Mathematical description of bacterial motion by chemotaxis: aggregation and waves of concentration

J. Zubelli (IMPA)
A singularly perturbed HIV model with treatment and antigenic variation

J. Wylie (City U., HK)
Coupled Reaction-Diffusion Equations with Degenerate Source Terms

Special Session

Pierre Bliman (FGV)
Wolbachia infestation of aedes populations by feedback: almost global stabilization result for a bistable system

Flavio Coelho (FGV)
Estimating the attack ratio of dengue epidemics under time-varying force of infection


Paulo Verdasca Amorim
A continuous model of ant foraging with pheromones and trail formation

Stefanella Boatto
Sirnetwork model and epidemics dynamics in a city

Sabrina Camargo
Sleep apnea-hypopnea quantification by cardiovascular data analysis

Gabriela Cybis
Estimating evolutionary correlation between multiple data types through the phylogenetic latent liability model

Claudia Dias
An optimal control approach to HIV immunology- computational aspects

Tommaso Lorenzi
Effects of space structure and combination therapies on intra-tumor heterogeneity

Gustavo Javier Sibonna
Influence of an external agent in the opinion formation of a community

Romain Yvinec
From becker-doring to lifshitz-slyozov: deriving ̈ the boundary condition


Aristoteles C. Vilela de Almeida
An experimentally-based modeling study of the effect of anti-angiogenic therapies on primary tumor kinetics

Aurora Armiento
Estimation of a simple transport model from moments measurements

Antonio Guilherme B. da Cruz
Multiphysics modeling and simulations of ionic polymers

Joyce da S. Bevilacqua
Historical data of dengue in Brazil

Nara Bobko
A singularly perturbed hiv model with treatment and antigenic variation

Rafael M. Brum
Pressure exerted by a grafted polymer on a membrane

Ján Elias
Large-time behaviour of the reversible enzyme reaction system

Artur César Fassoni
Modeling cancer onset and development

Felipe D. C. Fidalgo
Deciding directions for the branch & prune algorithm using gaps – a worst-case analysis

Miller C. Gómez
Dengue virus and the immunological system: a mathematical approach

Giulio Iacobelli
Continuous time random walks over evolving networks with mutual dependency

Guillaume Lefebvre
Spatial modeling of tumor drug resistance: the case of gist liver metastases

Leonardo Maier
Mathematical modeling of nanotopography of the borders lesion in infected tissues caused by leishmania braziliensis compared to other microorganisms

Caio Jacob Milani
Simulation of the difusion of ferric ions in fricke-gel dosimeters with a variable difusion coefficient

Tina Mitre
Adaptations of the galactose metabolism and gene network to changes in extracellular galactose and glucose

Shaahin Ranjbarzadeh
Modeling and simulation of ionic electro active hydrogel actuators for tissue engineering

Ana Laura Schaigorodsky
Memory kernel in the expertise of chess players

Lucas Stolerman
The spreading of an epidemic over a city : A model on networks

Rodrigo Silva
Fluid simulation with incompressible navier-stokes equation

Elisa Oliveira de Souza
Mathematical modeling of the interaction between human immune system and trypanosoma cruzi

Pablo Amauri C. de A. e Souza
A model for water flow at wetlands with the presence of vegetation

Roberto Thomé
An optimal control approach to hiv immunology – modelling

Online Registration

Registration Fees

Category Fee
Brazilian Students/ Foreign Students R$ 70,00
Brazilian Participants/ Foreign Participants R$ 120,00

List of Registered Participants


Visa Information

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