SICSA M&A: Workshop in Animal and Plant Health Modelling

Date(s) - 27/05/2015
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Stirling Highland Hotel

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Following a successful meeting of the Scottish Mathematical Biology Network in 2014, we are holding a Workshop on Animal and Plant Health Modelling in Stirling on May 27th, 2015. The theme of this meeting will be cross-fertilisation between animal and plant health modelling, inspired partially by a recent Defra report on building capacity in these areas.

Plant and animal health modelling use a variety of mathematical methods, and provide not only fertile ground for interesting and high-impact mathematical applications, but also inspire new and elegant mathematics.
In addition to mathematical methods, modelling increasingly requires computational approaches. Agent-based micro-simulation, approximate Bayesian computation, and high-performance computing have contributed to this growing field.

We are looking forward to hearing about a variety of research approaches, with lots of time for informal discussion and exploration of possible future collaborations.
We will have three invited plenary speakers: one on plant health modelling, one on animal health modelling, and one from BBSRC on strategic thinking for funding in this area. We will also have a limited number of contributed scientific presentations. If you would like to give one of these contributed talks, please contact Jess Enright.

This meeting is being supported financially by the University of Stirling, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Boyd Orr Centre, and SICSA.

Organisers: Jess Enright, Adam Kleczkowski

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