3MC+PIMS+ICMS Winter school - Multiscale Modeling: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Treatments

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3MC+PIMS+ICMS Winter school - Multiscale Modeling: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Treatments

 02 - 13 Dec 2024
0900 GMT

ICMS, Bayes Centre, Edinburgh


Applications closed on Sunday 30 June 2024. Applicants will be contacted once all applications have been reviewed.

Scientific Organisers:

  • Nikolaos Sfakianakis, St Andrews University
  • Patrick Tchepmo Djomegni, North-West University
  • Stephanie Portet, University of Manitoba
  • Chandrasekhar Venkataraman, University of Sussex


This Winter School is a part of an initiative aimed at advancing mathematical education and  collaboration, with a specific focus on fostering ties between diverse groups and promoting mathematical modeling as a tool to address biomedical challenges, especially within the African context. Participants will gain valuable skills and experience, contributing to the global effort to enhance mathematical competence and diversity.

It will focus on equipping participants, specifically postgraduate students and early-stage researchers, with the vital skills in mathematical modeling and the fundamental mathematical tools essential for advanced study and research. The program will also foster connections between scholars in Mathematical Biology from the participating countries UK, Africa and abroad.

A platform will be provided to facilitate interactions and support among the participants, encouraging a collaborative learning environment. Initiating a dialogue on how mathematical modeling can be applied to real-world biomedical-and by extension socio-economic-problems in Africa will be a specific area of focus. Furthermore, there will be emphasis on promoting the development of mathematical modeling techniques within African educational institutions.

Additionally, this Winter School will foster the exchange of knowledge across international boundaries and will also play a significant role in helping the recruitment or co-supervision of African graduate students by ICMS institutions, thereby working towards improving or building up diversity in Mathematical Science. 

This school is part of a series of events that emerges from the collaboration of three bodies: The 3MC program (Mathematical Modeling Mini-Courses program, Potchefstroom, South Africa), PIMS (Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Canada) and ICMS (International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK). 

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