The understanding of complex
phenomena in biology and chemistry requires a fundamentally multidisciplinary
approach, incorporating ideas and insight both from mathematics and from the
life sciences. We hope to bring together participants from these fields; the
speakers will be mathematicians, biologists, and chemists who pursue their
research in a multidisciplinary environment.
The workshop will revolve around
various topics in the mathematical study of formation and dynamics of complex
patterns, which can be observed in areas such as morphogenesis, bacterial
growth, immune systems, ecological systems, and chemical reactions. The topics
of the lectures will include travelling fronts in homogeneous and heterogeneous
media, singular limits and interface dynamics, blow-up and extinction
phenomena, and efficient numerical methods.
Holding a Lorentz-Center
workshop instead of a formal conference will permit to keep a rather light
schedule and leave enough time for discussions between the researchers in
mathematics and in the life sciences. Hopefully new collaborations will arise
while ongoing joint work will be pursued.