Daily Programme - Wednesday 25th, 2018


Wednesday | July 25th, 2018










Chair: Maíra Aguiar

09:00 – 10:00


Andrea Pugliese | University of Trento, Italy





10:00 – 10:30


Coffee Break



10:30 – 12:30


Mini-Symposia and Parallel Sessions
ROOM C8.2.02


Mini-symposium “Brain networks: a window on brain function and dysfunction”

(Organizer: Marinho A. Lopes)

   10:30-10:50 Joana Cabral “Whole-brain network dynamics: mathematical models and mechanistic


   10:50-11:10 Ernesto Pereda “Multiplex network fingerprints of the risk of evolution from early stages

   of Alzheimer's disease”

   11:10-11:30 Timothée Proix “Spatiotemporal modeling of seizure propagation and termination in

   human focal epilepsy”

   11:30-11:50 Gorka Zamora-López “Understanding the relation between structural and functional brain



ROOM C8.2.03


Mini-symposium “Mathematics at the interface of collective behavior

and emergent phenomena in biology”

(Organizers: Jason M. Graham and Simon Garnier)

   10:30-10:50 Gonzalo Polavieja “Models of collective behavior”

   10:50-11:10 Richard P. Mann “Rational collective decision making, in the lab and in the wild”

   11:10-11:30 Violet Mwaffo “Determining cause-and-effect relationships from raw trajectory data of

   collective behavior”

   11:30-11:50 James A.R. Marshall “When Condorcet is wrong (almost always) and what to do about it”

   11:50-12:10 Daniel Strömbom “A comparison of polarization inducing mechanisms for modeling

   collective motion”


ROOM C8.2.06


Mini-symposium “Plant models (B): modelling life in soil”

(Organizers: Lionel Dupuy and Mariya Ptashnyk)

   10:30-10:50 Dani Or “Microbial life in soil aggregates - from hotspots to soil biogeochemical fluxes”

   10:50-11:10 Matthias Mimault “A SPH model for growth of plant roots”

   11:10-11:30 Siul Ruiz “Mechanical and biophysical constraints affecting soil bioturbation by earthworms

   and plant roots”

   11:30-11:50 Lionel X. Dupuy “The random walks of roots in a granular media”


ROOM C8.2.10


Mini-symposium “Algebraic, analytic, and algorithmic approaches

to steady states of reaction networks”

(Organizer: Elisenda Feliu)

   10:30-10:50 Elisenda Feliu “Node balanced steay states: unifying and generalizing complex and

   detailed balanced steady states"

   10:50-11:10 Stefan Müller “Characterizing generalized mass-action systems with a unique complex-

   balancing equilibrium”

   11:10-11:30 Georg Regensburger “Computing sign-vector conditions for bounding the number of

   complex-balancing equilibria”

   11:30-11:50 Balázs Boros “Weak reversibility implies existence of a positive steady state”

   11:50-12:10 Gheorghe Craciun “Polynomial dynamical systems and reaction networks: persistence,

   permanence and global stability”



ROOM C8.2.11


Mini-symposium “Multi-scale modeling and simulations of stochastic systems in biology”

(Organizer: Jae Kyoung Kim)

   10:30-10:50 Jae Kyoung Kim “Reduction of multiscale stochastic biochemical reaction networks”

   10:50-11:10 Ankit Gupta “Adaptive hybrid simulation and sensitivity estimation for multiscale stochastic

   reaction networks”

   11:10-11:30 Stefan Hellander “Mesoscopic-microscopic spatial stochastic simulation with automatic

   system partitioning”

   11:30-11:50 Christopher Lester “Robustly simulating biochemical reaction kinetics using multi-level

   Monte Carlo approaches”

   11:50-12:10 Stephen Smith “The effect of cell-cell coupling on single-cell noise”


ROOM C8.2.13


Mini-symposium “Mathematical modeling in physiology:

one main road towards personalized medicine”

(Organizers: Andrea de Gaetano and Jerry Batzel)

   10:30-10:50 Franz Kappel “Challenges for mathematical modelling in view of personalized medicine”

   10:50-11:10 Thomas Heldt “Model-based estimation for noninvasive intracranial pressure monitoring”

   11:10-11:30 Andrea de Gaetano “Modeling of ventilator-patient interaction”

   11:30-11:50 Luciano Curcio “A simple cardiovascular model for the study of haemorrhagic shock”

   11:50-12:10 Irina Pashchenko “Personalized mathematical modeling of whole body glucose metabolism

   for insulin therapy adjustment”


ROOM C8.2.15


Parallel Session “Cell and Intra-Cell Dynamics IV”


   10:30-10:50 Tomasz Lipniacki “Limits on information transmission through biochemical networks in

   response to the pulsed stimuli”

   10:50-11:10 Valentina Baldazzi “Unravelling the contribution of cell cycle and cell expansion in an

   integrated model of tomato fruit development”

   11:10-11:30 Abhishek Pal Majumder “Long term behavior of some non-regular stochastic reaction


   11:30-11:50 Robert Schwieger “Investigation of Boolean monotonic model pools”

   11:50-12:10 Philipp Thomas “Stochastic gene expression in growing cell populations”


ROOM C8.2.17


Parallel Session “Epidemiology V”


   10:30-10:50 Antoni Leon Dawidowicz “Mathematical model of Lyme disease caused by the bacterium

   Borrelia burgdoferi”

   10:50-11:10 Winfried Just “Should I get a flu shot? How well did this go last year?”

   11:10-11:30 Christopher N. Davis “Village-scale persistence and elimination of HAT (gambiense

   human African trypanosomiasis)”

   11:30-11:50 Joseph Páez Chávez “An impulsive model for Dengue transmission dynamics with

   seasonal effects and pesticide control”

   11:50-12:10 Theresa Stocks “Dynamic modelling of hepatitis C transmission among IDUs: revealing the

   undiagnosed and impact of interventions”

   12:10-12:30 Maíra Aguiar “Modeling the implementation of dengue vaccine”


ROOM C8.2.19


Parallel Session “Ecology III”


   10:30-10:50 Candy J. Abboud “Using post-introduction data and a mechanistic-statistical approach to

   date and localize an invasion”

   10:50-11:10 Samuel Fischer “Optimal strategies to prevent invasive species transport”

   11:10-11:30 Christelle Suppo “Range expansion of the yellow-legged hornet in Europe and the role of

   human-mediated dispersal”

   11:30-11:50 Andy White “Conservation management in the face of disease-mediated invasion”

   11:50-12:10 Sonja Radosavljevic “Poverty traps as a social-ecological phenomena: dynamical system


   12:10-12:30 Joe Yuichiro Wakano “Ecocultural range-expansion model of modern humans in



ROOM C8.2.23


Parallel Session “Cancer III”


   10:30-10:50 Jeffrey West “Neoadjuvant trade-offs in ER+ breast cancer: a game theoretic approach”

   10:50-11:10 Jean Clairambault “Cancer as a default of evolutionary coherence between tissues in


   11:10-11:30 Sara Hamis “Hypoxia-activated prodrugs and radiation: an in silico investigation to study the

   synergetic effects of bystander responses in tumour spheroids”

   11:30-11:50 Marek Bodnar “Mathematical model describing low grade gliomas and its reaction to


   11:50-12:10 Sarah C. Brüningk “A multiscale model for predicting the response of 3D spheroids to

   combinations of radiation and hyperthermia”

   12:10-12:30 Arturo Álvarez-Arenas “An integro-differential equations model to study the development

   of multidrug resistance in cancer”


ROOM C8.2.38


Parallel Session “Mathematical Methods in Biology V”


   10:30-10:50 George A.K. van Voorn “Quantifying adaptive capacity of socioecological systems”

   10:50-11:10 Guus ten Broeke “Using simulation models to assess resilience”

   11:10-11:30 Torbjörn Lundh “Position prediction of neighbours can generate milling flocks”

   11:30-11:50 Andreagiovanni Reina “Studying psychophysical laws in the superorganism through a

   novel automated analysis tool”

   11:50-12:10 Cinzia Soresina “Cross-diffusion predator-prey models arising by time-scale arguments”


ROOM C8.2.39


Parallel Session “Epidemiology VI”


   10:30-10:50 Shingo Iwami “Quantifying antiviral activity optimizes drug combinations against

   hepatitis C virus infection”

   10:50-11:10 Trystan Leng “Concurrency of partnerships, consistency with data, and control of sexually

   transmitted infections”

   11:10-11:30 Christine Bürli “Population-based and individual-based modelling of Opisthorchis viverrini”

   11:30-11:50 Yusuke Kakizoe “Evaluating the drug combination therapy against hepatitis C virus”

   11:50-12:10 Geisel Alpízar-Brenes “Mathematical modeling of the interaction between wilds and

   Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes”

   12:10-12:30 Urszula Skwara “Stochastic modelling of vector-borne diseases”





“grab and go”



Lunch Break
14:00 Optional Social Program - Excursions