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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

Modelling evolution in biology, anthropology and social sciences Event

Evolution Tree Diagram
11:00 - 17:30
21 March 2016
Lecture Room 8B (room number 8033), Building 54, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Rebecca Hoyle at .

Event details

We are pleased to announce the programme of the first Mathematics in Life Sciences (MiLS) meeting. The meeting will consist of two review talks aimed at non-experts, combined with several contributed research talks.

Schedule (click here for abstracts)

10:30 Arrival and coffee

11:00 Dr Anne Kandler (City University London) - "An inference framework for analysing temporal patterns of frequency change in sparse population data"

12:00 Dr Spencer Thomas (University of Surrey) - "Systematic analysis of altruism"

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Prof Stuart Townley (University of Exeter) - "Evolutionary dynamics: a control systems perspective"

14:30 Dr Jens Starke (Queen Mary University of London) - "Equation-free analysis of collective behaviour in pedestrian models"

15:00 Dr Tom Ezard (University of Southampton) - "Are there limits to the number of species that can co-exist on Earth?"

15:30 Tea

16:00 Jim Allen (University of Surrey) - "Cooperation on multilayered networks"

16:30 Dr Ben Adams (University of Bath) - "Demographic structures, human behaviour and the management of ebola, dengue and cholera epidemics."

17:00 Klodeta Kura (City University London) - "A game-theoretical winner and loser model of dominance hierarchy formation"

17:30 Close

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MiLS is a research network funded by the London Mathematical Society. Our main aim is to bring together mathematicians working at the interface with life sciences, to discuss the mathematics underpinning the modelling and analysis of the life science applications.

We will organise 3 meetings per year, each with a different theme. Meetings will consist of two review talks aimed at non-experts, combined with several contributed research talks. We strongly encourage PhD students, postdocs and early career researchers to submit a contributed talk.

Meetings will be hosted by the University of Southampton, University of Surrey and University of Nottingham. Limited funds are available to reimburse expenses incurred by speakers or other participants, and details of how to claim reimbursement will be made available during the meetings.

We are committed to making our meetings accessible to scientists who have children or family responsibilities, therefore we would like to contribute to any additional costs of childcare or domestic arrangements necessary for speakers and others to attend workshops. Besides the limited funding provided by MiLS, we draw your attention to the LMS Caring Supplementary Grants ( ).

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