Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Multiscale modelling and techniques - postgraduate conference day

Jun 06, 2012

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Fernandez, Andrea University of Bath

This one day conference on Wednesday 6 June 2012 is embedded within the Scale transitions in chemistry and biology workshop. It is organised for postgraduate students. There will be tutorial lectures on multiscale modelling and techniques (made specifically accessible to postgraduate students). Speakers include Professor Hans Othmer (Minneapolis) and Professor Rachel Kuske (UBC, Vancouver). There will also be an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work - as a talk or a poster - to fellow researchers.



Please complete this application form, indicating the period of stay, whether you wish to give a talk or poster, the title of your presentation and abstract. The closing date for registration is 18 May 2012. Attendance at the rest of the workshop is warmly invited (the same application form may be used).

Registration Fee and Financial Matters
There is a fee of £10 to attend the Postgraduate Conference Day with an additional £10 per day for attending other workshop days. The cost of conference dinner on the Wednesday evening is £37. Registration fees should be paid using this form.

There are a limited number of rooms available (see Funding below). Alternatively please book your own accommodation. A list of suggested local accommodation can be found here.

A limited amount of funding for accommodation and travel is available from ICMS and the London Mathematical Society, particularly for UK-based postgraduates. ICMS has booked 10 rooms in a local hotel which will be allocated to successful applicants. To apply please send the following details by 11 May 2012 by email to Andrea Fernandez (A.Fernandez@bath.ac.uk):

(1) Name, university address and PhD topic
(2) Title and abstract of presentation (stating talk or poster)
(3) A letter from your PhD supervisor, confirming that you are a research student and explaining why there is no other financial support available (e.g. Doctoral Training Award)
(4) If you would like to be considered for the ICMS-booked accommodation or if you would prefer to book your own
(5) An estimate of your travel and accommodation costs 

Administrative Information

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.

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.

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 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.

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.



Final programme published 1 June

Wednesday 6 June

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 with posters in the Chapterhouse

14.00 - 15.30

Short talks session 1

14.00- 14.20 Raluca Eftimie From individuals to populations; understanding biological aggregations that form through nonlocal social interactions and different communication mechanisms
14.20- 14.40 Mariya Ptashnyk Transport of strongly sorbed solutes in the soil
14.40 - 15.00 Marco Veneroni On minimizers of the doubly constrained Helfrich functional
15.00 - 15.15 Joep Evers Using two-scale interactions to model leadership in human crowds
15.15 - 15.30 Andreas Hellander Multiscale stochastic simulation of reaction-diffusion processes: application in systems biology

Coffee and tea with posters in the Chapterhouse

16.00 - 17.30

Short talks session 2

16.00 - 16.15 Maria Bruna Diffusion of multiple species with excluded-volume effects
16.15 - 16.30 Luca Mugnai Upper bounds on carsening rates for surface attachment limited kinetics
16.30 -16.45 Tasnim Fatima Homogenization of a reaction-diffusion systems modelling concrete corrosion
16.45 - 17.00 Patrick van Meurs Collective behaviour of dislocations
17.00 - 17.15 Andrew Duncan  Diffusion of rapidly varying surfaces
17.15 - 17.30
Hari Shankar Mahato Homogenization of a system of multispecies diffusion-reaction equation


Workshop dinner The Magnum Restaurant 1 Albany Street Edinburgh



Name Institution
Allan, Andrew Glasgow University
Bruna, Maria University of Oxford
Dobberschütz, Sören University of Bremen
Duncan, Andrew W University of Warwick
Eljazi, Radhia Heriot Watt University
Foley, Christopher Edinburgh University
Hellander, Andreas University of California, Santa Barbara
Khairi, Elham University of Sussex
Korn, Arnd University of Nottingham
Mahato, Hari Shankar University of Bremen
Miron, Calin University of Nottingham
Muhammad, Abdullahi Yau University of Sussex
Ndakwo, Hussaini University of Sussex
Stone, Daniel Heriot-Watt University