Workshop on PDE Models of Biological Processes
Dec. 13-17, 2010


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Scientific Committee:
Sze-Bi Hsu (National Tsing-Hua University),Chair
Avner Friedman (Mathematical Bioscience Institute, Ohio State Univ., USA)
Yuan Lou (Mathematical Bioscience Institute , Ohio State University, USA)
Jong Shenq Guo (Tamkang University)
Chuin-Chuan Chen (National Taiwan University)
Chih-Wen Shih (National Chiao-Tung University)



Mathematical Biology provides mathematical methods to study the modern biology. There are many mathematical ways to approach biological problems, either by simple mathematical models or computation biology. Partial differential equation plays an important role in both approaches. The main purpose of the workshop is to attract the researchers of partial differential equations to study the problems arising from population dynamics, physiology and cell biology. Modeling and mathematical analysis will be emphasized in the talks of this workshop. The workshop will be held at National Center of Theoretical Science (NCTS), Hsinchu (located at National Tsing Hua University) in Dec. 13-17, 2010. On the first two days, (Dec. 13 and Dec. 14) the subjects of talks will be focused in mathematical modeling in Cell Biology and Physiology. Dec. 15 is off for Taipei city tour. Then on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, the theme of the talks is Population Dynamics. Besides 50-minute plenary talks, we shall have 30-minute invited talks and 20-minute contributed talks. There is no registration fee. We welcome people to participate the workshop and to deliver a talk.
The following is the list of plenary, invited and contributed speakers:

Plenary Speakers
(1) Xinfu Chen ( University of Pittsburgh, USA)
(2) Yihong Du ( University of New England, Australia)
(3) Avner Friedman (MBI, Ohio State University, USA)
(4) James Grover (University of Texas, Arlington, USA)
(5) Bei Hu (University of Notre Dame, USA)
(6) Christopher Klausmeimer ( Michigan State University, USA) 
(7) James Keener (University of Utah, USA)
(8) Yuan Lou (MBI , Ohio State University, USA)
(9) Masayasu Mimura (Meiji University, Japan)
(10) Angela Stevens (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
(11) Jonathan Sherratt (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)


Invited Speakers :(30min)
Chiun-Chuan Chen ( National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Jong-Shenq Guo (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Sze-Bi Hsu (National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan)
Tai-Chia Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Peter Hinow (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Chun Liu (The Penn State University, USA)
Chih-Wen Shih (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)
Junping Shi (College of William and Mary, USA)
Kuni Sakamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Zhian Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Yoshio Yamada (Waseda University, Japan)

Contributed Speakers: (20 min)
Rebecca Batorsky (Tufts University)
Ching-Yu Chen (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Jan Haskovec (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
Harsh Jain (MBI, USA)
Peter Kim (University of Utah, USA)
Yangjim Kim (University of Michigan, USA)
King Yeung Lam (University of Minnesota, USA)
Alicia Prieto Langarica (University of Texas, USA)
Chiun-Chang Lee (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Yu-Yu Liu (UC Irvine, USA)
Lin Feng Mei (The University of New England, Australia)
Andrew Nevai (University of Central Florida, USA)
Joaquin Rivera-Cruz (Colgate University, USA)
Feng-Bin Wang (University of West Ontario, Canada)
Shari Wiley (Howard University, USA)
Shin-Hwa Wang (National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan)

Financial support:
Partial financial support may become available for junior researchers including graduate students from US Institutions. For more information, please contact Yuan Lou (


Place: NCTS, 4th  Floor, The 3rd General Building , National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.   

Vickey Sun

Wendy Huang

Mathematics Division


Practical information

 PVisa: Most visitors could get landing visa or visa exemption for 30 days. For general information, see visa-info. Speakers who hold the People's Republic of China passport are requested to send their personal data (including tel number, fax number, mailing address, e- mail address and research field etc.) to secretary Wendy Huang by email at It normally takes around two/three months to process the applications of Taiwanese entrance visa for applicants from the Mainland China.

 POffices: (Shared) offices will be provided to all invited speakers, with computers Windows XP.

 PTourism: The link to Tourism Bureau contains maps, travel tips, attractions, etc... .