NCTS Workshop on PDE Models of Biological Processes
December 13-17, 2010

                           

                               

Monday, 13 December 2010

9:00   Registration
9:20   Opening  (Wen-Ching Winnie Li, Director of NCTS)

Chairman

  Sze-Bi Hsu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

9:30-10:20  

  Avner Friedman (Ohio State University, USA)
  Free Boundary Problem in Viscoelastic Media Arising in Wound Healing Process
10:20-10:40

Tea Break

10:40-11:30
  Angela Stevens (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  Pattern Formation in Chemotaxis-Like Equations

11:40-12:10

  Peter Hinow (University of Wisconsin V Milwaukee, USA)
  A Kinetic Model for Cell Movement in Network Tissues
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Lunch

Chairman   Zhi-An Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
13:30-14:00
  Tai-Chia Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  The Poisson-Nernst-Planck System for Ionic Transport
14:10-14:30   Chiun-Chang Lee ( National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  New Poisson-Boltzmann-Type Equations
14:30-15:00

Tea Break

Chairman   Bei Hu (University of Notre Dame, USA)
15:00-15:20   Harsh Vardhan Jain (Ohio State University, USA)
  In Silico Validation of a Novel Implantable Oxygen Sensor
15:20-15:40   April Ching-Yu Chen (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  Modelling the Effect of Estrogen on the Growth of Leiomyomas
15:40-16:00   Peter S. Kim ( University of Utah, USA)
 
Modeling Cancer Stem Cell Differentiation: Reducing the Complexity of Agent-based Models
  BANQUET
(Please meet at 1st floor of this building at 17:45)

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Chairman

  Yuan Lou (Ohio State University, USA)
9:00-9:50     James Keener (University of Utah, USA) 
  The Challenge of Understanding Cardiac Action Potential Propagation
9:50-10:10

Tea Break

10:10-11:00

  Bei Hu (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  PDE Tumor Models

11:10-11:40   Chih-Wen Shih (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)
  Synchronized Oscillations for Segmentation Clock Gene of Zebrafish

                                 Lunch

Chairman   Chih-Wen Shih (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)
13:30-14:00   Zhi-An Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  Diffusion Limits of Traveling Waves to Bacterial Chemotaxis
14:10-14:30   Jan Haskovec ( RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
  From Individual to Collective Behaviour of Coupled Velocity Jump Processes: a Locust Example
14:30-14:50                                                                                Tea Break
Chairman   James Keener (University of Utah, USA)
14:50-15:10   Yangjin Kim (University of Michigan, USA)
  Mathematical Model of Glioma (Brain Tumor) Invasion
15:10-15:30   Alicia Prieto Langarica (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
  A Cellular Automata Model of Infection Control on Medical Implants
15:30-15:50   Yu-Yu Liu (University of California, Irvine, USA)
 
Turbulent Flame Speed for G-equation with Cellular Flow
15:50-16:10   King-Yeung Lam (University of Minnesota, USA)
   Directed Movements in Population Dynamics

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Chairman   Jong-Shenq Guo (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
9:00-9:50     Masayasu Mimura (Meiji University, Japan)
  Singular Limit of Competitive Systems and Spatial Segregation Problem
9:50-10:10

Tea Break

10:10-11:00   Yihong Du (University of New England, Australia)
 
Spreading Speed Revisited--A Free Boundary Approach
11:10-12:00

  Christopher Klausmeimer (Michigan State University, USA)
  The Vertical Distribution of Phytoplankton

                                 Lunch

Chairman   Shin-Hwa Wang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
13:30-14:20   Jonathan A. Sherratt (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)
 
  Mathematical Questions arising from Vegetation Patterns in Semi-Deserts
14:30-15:00   Junping Shi (College of William and Mary, USA)
  Bistability in a Differential Equation Model of Oyster Population and Sediment Volume
15:00-15:20                                                                                Tea Break

15:20-15:50

Kuni Sakamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Turing Instability for Three-Component Systems

16:00-16:30   Chiun-Chuan Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  Traveling Waves of a Stefan-Type Problem in Reaction-Diffusion Equations
Chairman   Chiun-Chuan Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
16:40-17:00   Linfeng Mei (The University of New England, Australia)
  Limiting Profiles of a Phytoplankton Model
17:00-17:20   Feng-Bin Wang ( University of Western Ontario, London, Canada)
  Threshold Dynamics of an Infectious Disease Model with a Fixed Latent Period in Spatial Habitats

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Friday, 17 December 2010

Chairman

  Yihong Du (University of New England, Australia)
9:00-9:50     James P Grover (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
  Resource Storage and Competition in Variable Environments: Lagrangian Computational Approaches
  and Reaction-Diffusion Approximations
9:50-10:10

Tea Break

10:10-11:00

  Yuan Lou (Ohio State University, USA) 
  Evolution of Ideal Free Dispersal

11:10-12:00   Xinfu Chen (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  Principal Eigenvalue and Eigenfunction of an Elliptic Operator with Large Advection and its Application to
  a Competition Model

                                 Lunch

Chairman   Junping Shi (College of William and Mary, USA)
13:30-14:00   Yoshio Yamada (Waseda University, Japan)
  On Limit Systems for Some Population Models with Cross- Diffusion
14:10-14:40   Jong-Shenq Guo (Tamkang University)
  Wave Propagation in 2-species Competition Systems
14:40-15:00                                                                                Tea Break
Chairman   Xinfu Chen (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
15:00-15:20   Shin-Hwa Wang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  S-shaped and Disconnected S-shaped Bifurcation Diagrams for a Multiparameter Spruce Budworm
  Population Problem in One Space Dimension
15:20-15:40   Joaquin Rivera (Colgate University, USA)
  Traveling Wave Solutions for a Nonlocal Reaction-Diffusion Model of Influenza
15:40-16:00   Shari Wiley (Howard University, USA)
  Population Dynamics of Discrete-Time Predator-Prey Exploited Fishery Models
16:00-16:20   Andrew Nevai (University of Central Florida, USA)
  A Comparison of Spatial Interactions at Different Scales
16:20-16:40   Rebecca Batorsky (Tufts University, USA)
  The Effect of Weak Recombination on Intra-Host Virus Evolution

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