Entrance hall of the ICMS

Scale transitions in chemistry and biology

Jun 04, 2012 - Jun 08, 2012

ICMS. 15 South College Street

Organisers

Name Institution
Evans, Jonathan D. University of Bath
King, John University of Nottingham
Muntean, Adrian Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Peletier, Mark A. Technical University of Eindhoven,

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This workshop aims to enhance mathematical activity concerning scale transitions in chemistry and biology by bringing together experts from different mathematical communities (such as those in periodic and stochastic homogenization, singular perturbation, discrete-to-continuum limits, kinetic equations, statistical physics, multiscale numerics) and well-established researchers at the interfaces with chemistry and biology. These cross-disciplinary participants will play a crucial role by presenting problems and issues of importance to chemical and biological researchers. Covering a broad range of topics the common thread of this workshop will be the need for multiscale approaches.

On Wednesday 6 June a Postgraduate Conference Day on Multiscale modelling and techniques funded by the London Mathematical Society will take place. Full details of this day can be found here.

Download the pdf file of the poster for this workshop and PG conference.

 

Arrangements

Participation
Speakers and selected postgraduate students have been sent an invitation email from ICMS.They should register using the form linked to that email invitation. ICMS will arrange and pay for accommodation for invited participants only. For information about travel costs please refer to your invitation email.

Others are welcome to attend, please apply using this form. Please note that there is no further financial support available for travel or accommodation. Participants applying to join the workshop must book and pay for their own accommodation in Edinburgh. A list of local accommodation can be found here

UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Venue
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  You may also find this map useful for the workshop.  All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  To view this room and a list of the visual equipment available click here.  In addition, two blackboards have recently been installed.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  

Wireless Access
The workshop venue, 15 South College Street, has wireless access throughout. On arrival at Registration you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.

Travel
Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.

Please note this workshop takes place during UK-wide celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. This includes a four-day weekend for the UK. We expect that this will mean particularly high demand for public transport. We advise you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. 

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies (volcanic ash disruptions) that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 15.00 to 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 3.50 single or 6.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.40 for a single, £3.50 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has two railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.

Catering
Refreshments will be provided during the coffee breaks for the duration of the event.   A light lunch will be available in the Chapterhouse of 15 South College Street on each day. There will be a workshop dinner on Wednesday (venue tbc).

Registration Fee and Financial Matters
A registration fee of £50 is payable by all speakers and participants. This can be paid by completing the details on this credit/debit card payment form.   As email is not secure, please print the form and return it by fax using the fax number at the top of the form.  ICMS will take your payment and a receipt will be given to you at Registration.  Alternatively, we can accept sterling cheques, made payable to Heriot-Watt University but sent to Jane Walker, ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.  If you have any difficulty in paying in advance, please email Jane Walker.

The workshop grant will cover the cost of bed and breakfast accommodation for invited participants. For all participants refreshments during the coffee breaks for the duration of the workshop, lunch each day, an informal wine reception on Monday evening and the workshop dinner on Wednesday are covered by the workshop grant.

For information about travel costs please refer to your invitation email. 

Programme

Preliminary programme published Thursday 17 May 2012.

Monday 4 June

08.30 - 09.00

Registration and coffee

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome

09.05 - 09.50

Barbara Niethammer (University of Bonn)
Kramers and Non-Kramers phase transition in many-particle systems with dynamical constraint

09.50 - 10.35

José A Carrillo (ICREA & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Some kinetic models for swarming

10.35 - 11.00

Coffee and tea served in the Chapterhouse, level 1

11.00 - 11.45

Di Liu (Michigan State University)
Numerical methods for stochastic bio-chemical reacting networks with multiple time scales

11.45 - 12.30

Tobias Galla (University of Manchester)
Agent-based modelling of the nest-site choice by honeybee swarms

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch served in the Chapterhouse, level 1

14.00 - 15.30

Brain-storming session 1:
Discrete-to-continuum limits

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee and tea served in the Chapterhouse, level 1

16.00 - 16.45

Willi Jaeger (University of Heidelberg)
Transmission problems for reactive flow and transport - multiscale analysis of the interaction of solutes with a solid phase

17.00 - 18.30

Wine reception


Tuesday 5 June

09.00 - 09.45

Claude Le Bris (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and INRIA)
Some multiscale problems in molecular simulation

09.45 - 10.30

Assyr Abdulle (EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Modeling, analysis and computational issues for numerical homogenization

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee and tea

11.00 - 11.45

Assyr Abdulle (EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Modeling, analysis and computational issues for numerical homogenization

11.45 - 12.30

Maria Neuss-Radu (University of Erlangen)
Multiscale modeling of transport through membranes and appliations to cellular metabolism

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 15.30

Brain-storming session 2:
Coarse graining - Advantages & Drawbacks

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee and tea

16.00 - 16.45

Mario Primicerio (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
Mathematical model for the calcium carbonate with acid water reaction

 

Wednesday 6 June - Postgraduate Conference Day

09.00 - 09.45

Hans Othmer (University of Minnesota)
Tutorial on multiscale modeling in biology

09.45 - 10.30

Hans Othmer (University of Minnesota)
Tutorial on multiscale modeling in biology

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee and tea

11.00 - 11.45

Rachel Kuske (University of British Columbia)
Tutorial on interactions of noise, bifurcations, and time scales

11.45 - 12.30

Rachel Kuske (University of British Columbia)
Tutorial on interactions of noise, bifurcations, and time scales

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch and posters in the Chapterhouse

14.00 - 15.30

Short talks session 1 (see separate programme for details)

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee and tea and posters in the Chapterhouse

16.00 - 17.30

Short talks session 2 (see separate programme for details)

19.30

Workshop dinner The Magnum Restaurant 1 Albany Street Edinburgh



Thursday 7 June

09.00 - 09.45

Peter Coveney (University College London)
Multiscale modelling and simulation: from quantum to continuum representations of matter

09.45 - 10.30

Linda Petzold  (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Spatial stochastic amplification in cell polarization

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee and tea

11.00 - 11.45

Ramon Grima (University of Edinburgh)
From discrete to continuum descriptions of stochastic chemical kinetics

11.45 - 12.30

Walter Tschinkel  (Florida State University)
Across multiple scales in the world of ants

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 15.30

Brain-storming session 3:
Particle systems. Stochastic models

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee and tea

16.00 - 16.45

Matthias Roeger  (Technische Universitat Dortmund)  
GTPase cycle and cell polarization

 

Friday 8 June

09.00 - 09.45

Stephen Coombes  (University of Nottingham)
Interface dynamics in planar neural field models

09.45 - 10.30

Gabriel Lord  (Heriot-Watt University)
Modelling waves in spiny dendritic tissue

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee and tea

11.00 - 11.45

Jon Chapman (University of Oxford)
Finite-size effects in diffusion

11.45 - 12.30

Closing remarks

 

 

Participants

Name Institution
Abdulle, Assyr École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Andasari, Vivi University of Dundee
Carrillo, José A ICREA & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Chapman, Jon University of Oxford
Coombes, Stephen University of Nottingham
Coveney, Peter University College London
Croisier, Huguette Univeristy of Nottingham
Dobberschütz, Sören University of Bremen
Eftimie, Raluca University of Dundee
Evans, Jonathan D. University of Bath
Evers, Joep Eindhoven University of Technology
Fatima, Tasnim Technical University Eindhoven
Fernandez, Andrea University of Bath
Galla, Tobias University of Manchester
Grima, Ramon University of Edinburgh
Hunt, Gordon Heriot-Watt University
Jaeger, Willi University of Heidelberg
Jones, Harriet University of Edinburgh
Kalogiros, Dimitrios Heriot-Watt University
King, John University of Nottingham
Knops, Robin Heriot-Watt University
Kuske, Rachel University of British Columbia
Lacey, Andrew Heriot-Watt University
Le Bris, Claude École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and INRIA
Liu, Di Michigan State University
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
Mugnai, Luca Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
Neuss-Radu, Maria University of Erlangen
Niethammer, Barbara University of Bonn
Othmer, Hans G University of Minnesota
Peletier, Mark A. Technical University of Eindhoven,
Petzold, Linda University of California, Santa Barbara
Primicerio, Mario Università degli Studi di Firenze
Ptashnyk, Mariya University of Dundee
Roeger, Matthias Technische Universitat Dortmund
Thomas, Philipp University of Edinburgh
Toner, David University of Edinburgh
Tschinkel, Walter Florida State University
van Meurs, Patrick Technical University of Eindhoven
Veneroni, Marco University of Pavia
Vora, Mina East Georgia College