It’s time for mathematics and biology to take the spotlight once again, as 2019 brings us the second run of the International Workshop on Mathematical Biology (IWOMB). Scheduled to take place from January 6 to 10, 2019 at the Bohol Bee Farm in Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol, IWOMB will bring mathematics and biology researchers and experts from both here and abroad.
Math is life, in more ways than one
Just like the 2018 edition of IWOMB, attendees from the fields of mathematical biology will take part in a series of talks and activities showcasing research projects from both fields. These include population dynamics, ecology, developmental biology, biophysics, epidemiology, physiology, and other related branches of science.
The workshop will include plenary and invited talks, which will feature local and foreign experts. There will also be round table discussions, student presentations (oral and poster), and mini-projects designed for graduate students.
Participants will be grouped at the start of the workshop, and will be given references and relevant materials for the mini-projects. By the end of the workshop, each group will have a chance to present its final output.
IWOMB was established to enhance state-of-the art mathematical biology researches in the Philippines. It also aims to persuade and motivate young mathematicians to conduct interdisciplinary research involving biology.
In addition, the workshop seeks to provide avenues for Philippine-based researchers to establish research collaborations both here and abroad.
The organizers hope that by bringing together local researchers and enthusiasts, mathematical biology may further develop within the Philippines. They also envision the eventual establishment of a professional mathbio organization in the country.
The 2019 IWOMB is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), the Mathematical Society of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Diliman, De La Salle University, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics of the University of the Philippines – Los Baños.
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