Stochastic Models of Evolving Populations: From Bacteria to Cancer

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Stochastic Models of Evolving Populations: From Bacteria to Cancer

 16 - 20 Jul 2018
 ICMS, 15 South College Street Edinburgh

Scientific Organisers:

  • Rosalind Allen, University of Edinburgh

  • Tibor Antal, University of Edinburgh

  • Jasmine Foo, University of Minnesota

  • Joachim Krug, University of Cologne

  • Martin Nowak, Harvard University

  • Bartlomiej Waclaw, University of Edinburgh

The workshop aimed to bring together researchers working on diverse mathematical aspects of evolving biological populations. The meeting exposed similarities between mathematical models used to study seemingly diff erent phenomena such as the growth of cancerous tumours, viral and bacterial infections, and the evolution of drug resistance. In particular, the meeting helped create new links between all these fields and enable cross-application of mathematical models and techniques; stimulate the development of new models addressing common issues such as the evolution of drug resistance in heterogeneous environments; aid in development of novel mathematical analyses for interacting particle systems and branching processes.


  • Martin A. Nowak, Harvard University

  • Rick Durrett, Duke University

  • Philipp Altrock, Harvard University and the Moffitt Cancer Center

  • Robert Beardmore, University of Exeter 

  • Julien Berestycki, University of Oxford

  • Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Zurich

  • Anton Bovier, Universität Bonn

  • Ivana Bozic, University of Washington

  • Trevor Graham, Queen Mary University of London

  • Ivana Gudelj, University of Exeter

  • Alison Hill, Harvard University

  • Andrew Hoyle, University of Stirling

  • Kevin Leder, University of Minnesota

  • David Nelson, Harvard University  

  • Jason Schweinsberg, University of California

  • Peter Swain, University of Edinburgh

  • Arne Traulsen, Plon


Rosalind, AllenUniversity of Edinburgh
Peter, AshcroftETH Zurich
Franz, BaumdickerUniversity of Freiburg
Anton, BovierBonn University
George W.A., ConstableUniversity of Bath
Jasmina, DjordjevicUniversity of Nis
Hilje, DoekesUtrecht University
Jasmina, DordevicFaculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Nis, Serbia
Rick, DurrettDuke University
Martin, EvansUniversity of Edinburgh
Tobias, GallaUniversity of Manchester
Mahan, GhafariEmory University
Danna, GiffordUniversity of Manchester
Adrian, Gonzalez CasanovaNational Autonomous University of Mexico
Oskar, HallatschekBerkeley University
Francisco, Herrerias-AzcueUniversity of Manchester
Andrew, HoyleStirling University
Irina, KarevaEMD Serono
Gregory, KimmelMoffitt Cancer Center, Florida
Joachim, KrugUniversity of Cologne
Wolfram, MoebiusLiving Systems Institute, University of Exeter
Martin, NowakHarvard University
Su-Chan, ParkThe Catholic University of Korea
Jason, SchweinsbergUniversity of California San Diego
Peter, SwainUniversity of Edinburgh
Arne, TraulsenMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Bartlomiej, WaclawUniversity of Edinburgh
NANXIN, WEIImperial College London
Stefanie, WidderMedical University of Vienna