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Welcome to Biomath 2018

The annual international conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (Biomath) will take place from 24 June to 29 June 2018 at the Institute of Mechanics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is part of the Year of Mathematical Biology - a joint venture of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB). Biomath 2018 is devoted to recent research in life sciences based on applications of mathematics as well as mathematics applied to or motivated by biological studies. It is a multidisciplinary meeting forum for researchers who develop and apply mathematical and computational tools to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biology, ecology, medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering, environmental science, etc.

Contributed talks in any of these fields are invited for presentation at the conference. Participants need to submit a one-page abstract indicating clearly the significance of the reported results for the advancement of knowledge in bioscience and/or biotechnology. Conference Proceeding will be published. Selected presentations will also be published in special issues of scientific journals.

The conference continues a tradition of scientific meetings on Biomathematics held in Sofia since 1995 (see Biomath forum). It is supported by several research units of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (such as the Institutes of Mathematics and Informatics, Information and Communication Technologies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanics, Neurobiology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, etc.) and several Universities (Sofia University "Kl. Ohridski", Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", South-West University "N. Rilski"), as well as the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians. .

Contacts:

Roumen Anguelov (University of Pretoria, e-mail: roumen.anguelov@up.ac.za, tel.: +27-12-420-2874) and

Svetoslav Markov (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, e-mail: smarkov@bio.bas.bg, tel.: +359-2-979-2876)

Biomath School for Young Scientists
The school comprises plenary lectures and sessions for contributed talks. The lectures at the school are of more introductory nature giving foundations and insight into the respective topic rather then focusing on new results and are presented by some of the keynote speakers of the conference. A central event for the school is the Hot Topics Workshop. Several scholars act as moderators, presenting "hot areas" and related open problems. All PhD students and young scientists participating in the conference are considered members of the school. Their presentations (oral or posters) will be assessed by a jury. more