Micro and Macro Systems in Life Sciences

We invite you to the conference Micro and Macro Systems in Life Sciences, which will take up in the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center in Bedlewo (Poland) from the 8th to the 13th June 2015.

The main thrust of the conference is to present the methods of mathematical modelling and analysis at microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels of various phenomena in Life Sciences and related natural sciences.

We will be honoured if you could participate in the conference.

With best regards

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees

U. Ledzewicz, A. Friedman, M. Piotrowska, Z. Szymańska, M. Lachowicz

Aims and Scopes

In the last years, systems both in micro and macro scale have become an increasingly more important tool in describing or at least capturing the essence of phenomena in Life Sciences and related natural sciences. The conference will address methods of mathematical modelling and analysis at microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels of various phenomena in these fields. Singular perturbation methods, stochastic differential equations, generalized kinetic equations, control theory and reaction-diffusion equations are the mathematical basis of modelling on the various scales. Specific applications to biological processes including disease initiation and progression such as tumour – immune system interaction, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and optimal control of diseases will be presented. The aim of all the presentations and scientific interactions is to make connections and catalyze new collaborations between Polish researchers and researchers from other countries as well as between junior and established experts in the field.




Bogdan Bojarski

Honorary Chair, Poland

Avner Friedman

Honorary Chair, USA

Jacek Banasiak

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Nicola Bellomo

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Vincenzo Capasso

University of Milano, Italy

Mark Chaplain

University of Dundee, Scotland

Yang Kuang

Arizona State University, USA

Mirosław Lachowicz

University of Warsaw, Poland

Urszula Ledzewicz

Southern Illinois University, USA

Anna Marciniak-Czochra 

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Alberto d’Onofrio

International Prevention Research Institute, France

Ryszard Rudnicki

University of Silesia, Poland

Andrzej Świerniak

Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Heinz Schaettler

Washington University in St.Louis, USA

























Mirosław Lachowicz

University of Warsaw, Poland

Urszula Ledzewicz 

Southern Illinois University, USA

Monika Joanna Piotrowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Zuzanna Szymańska

University of Warsaw, Poland


Registered Participants

1Miroslaw LachowiczUniversity of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
2Zuzanna SzymańskaICM, University of Warsaw
3Monika Joanna PiotrowskaFaculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw
4Mark ChaplainSchool of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews
5Christina SurulescuTU Kaiserslautern, Felix-Klein-Zentrum für Mathematik
6Christian StinnerTU Kaiserslautern, Felix-Klein-Center for Mathematics
7Henryk LeszczyńskiInstitute of Mathematics, University of Gdańsk
8Dariusz WrzosekFaculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw
9Urszula LedzewiczDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Illinois University
10Tomasz LipniackiInsitute of Fundamental Technological Research
11Vincenzo CapassoADAMSS Universitá degli Studi di Milano
12Katarzyna RejniakMoffitt Cancer Research Institute
13Marek BodnarFaculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw
14Florence HubertUniversity of Aix-Marseille, France
15Eugene KashdanUniversity College Dublin
16Peter KimUniversity of Sydney
17Heinz Schaettler Washington University
18Avner FriedmanOhio State University
19Haralampos HatzikirouTU Dresden
20Bogdan KazmierczakInstitute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
21Urszula ForyśUniversity of Warsaw, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics
22James KeenerMathematics Department, University of Utah
23Yang KuangArizona State University
24Abdul-Aziz YakubuHoward University
25Doron LevyUniversity of Maryland
26Marcello Delitala Politecnico di Torino
27Mark LewisUniversity of Alberta, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
28Tracy StepienArizona State University
29Angela PeaceNational Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
30Yangjin KimKonkuk University, Department of Mathematics
31Jacek BanasiakUniversity of KwaZulu/Natal and Politechnika Lodzka
32Dominique DuncanUC Davis, Department of Mathematics
33Ilyssa SummerArizona State University
34Yun KangArizona State University
35Jack TuszynskiUniversity of Alberta
36Svetlana BunimovichAriel University
37Maria do Rosário de PinhoUniversity of Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia
38Kristine RinkeOVGU Magdeburg
39Sebastian SagerOtto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
40Yoram LouzounBar Ilan University
41Elena De AngelisDISMA-Politecnico di Torino
42Tomasz CieślakIMPAN
43Vered Rom-KedarThe Weizmann Institute
44Cristian Morales-RodrigoUniv. de Sevilla
45Ami RadunskayaPomona College
46Leonid BerlyandPenn Statte
47Hannah CallenderUniversity of Portland
48Paweł ZwoleńskiInstitute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
49Antoni Leon DawidowiczJagiellonian University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
50Anna Marciniak-CzochraHeidelberg University
51Adélia SequeiraInstituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
52Nowakowski AndrzejUniversity of Lodz
53Ryszard RudnickiInstitute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences
54Adam BobrowskiLublin University of Technology
55Cécile CarrèreAix-Marseille Université
56Jurij KozickiMaria Curie-Sklodwska University, Institute of Mathematics
57Bellouquid AbdelghaniCadi Ayyad University, ENSA, Marrakech
58Evans AfenyaElmhurst College
59Agnieszka BartłomiejczykGdańsk University of Technology
60Rémi TessonUniversité Aix-Marseille
61Ayuna BarlukovaAix-Marseille University
62Chapuisat GuillemetteI2M, Aix-Marseille Université
63Sebastien Benzekryinria
64Alberto d'OnofrioInternational Prevention Research Institute
65Cristiana SilvaUniversity of Aveiro, Department of Mathematics, CIDMA
66Mateusz DębowskiFaculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw
67Thomas HillenUniversity of Alberta
68Jean ClairambaultINRIA
69Nicolas ANDRE Pediatric oncology AP-HM // CRO2, AMU //MGHI /
70Davide BellandiDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Ferrara
71Andrzej ŚwierniakSilesian University of Technology
72Angela StevensUniversity of Münster, Applied Mathematics
73Monika WrzosekInstitute of Mathematics, University of Gdańsk
74Jacek MiękiszUniversity of Warsaw
75Zbigniew PeradzyńskiMilitary University of Technology
76Harsh JainFlorida State University
77Jan FuhrmannJohannes Gutenberg University Mainz
78Fabio GrizziHumanitas Clinical and Research Hospital
79Krzysztof Psiuk-MaksymowiczSilesian University of Technology
80Jarosław ŚmiejaSilesian University of Technology
81Dana-Adriana BotesteanuUniversity of Maryland
82Krzysztof FujarewiczSilesian University of Technology
83Massimiliano D. RosiniICM, University of Warsaw
84Helen ByrneUniversity of Oxford
85Dmitri FinkelshteinDepartment of Mathematics, Swansea University
86Grzegorz DudziukICM UW
87Diana WhiteUniversity of Aix-Marseille, France
88Radosław WieczorekInstytut Matematyki, Uniwersytet Śląski
89Anna Ochab-MarcinekInstitute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
90Jakub JędrakInstitute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
91Aleksandra FalkiewiczLodz University of Technology
92Leili ShahriyariMathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
93Leonid HaninIdaho State University
94Grzegorz A. RempalaOhio State University
95Stefanie SonnerTU Kaiserslautern, Felix-Klein-Zentrum für Mathematik
96Rachid OuifkiSACEMA, Stellenbosch University
97Krzysztof BartoszekDepartment of Mathematics, Uppsala University
98Najat ZiyadiMorgan State University
99Erica RutterArizona State University
100J.Ignacio TelloDepartment of Applied Mathematics. Technical University of Madrid
101Helmut MaurerUniversity of Münster, Applied Mathematics
102Przemysław PaździorekPolish Academy of Sciences
103Magdalena BogdańskaInstitute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw and Mathematical Oncology Laboratory, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
104Winfried JustOhio University
105Matthew MizuharaPenn State University
106Dominik WodarzUniversity of California, Irvine
107Hannah BiegelUniversity of Portland
108Natalie EmkenUniversity of Münster
109Vladimir MityushevPedagogical University of Cracow
110Vojtech RybarInstitute of Mathematics, Academy of Sciences
111Elżbieta RatajczykPolitechnika Lodzka
112Maciej LeszczyńskiPolitechnika Lodzka


Book of Abstracts


Nicolas Andre

Metronomics Reloaded

Krzysztof Bartoszek

Tree free phylogenetic comparative methods: macroevolutionary dynamics on a branching process

Sebastian Benzekry

A dynamical study of concomitant tumor resistance

Adam Bobrowski

Convergence of operator semigroups in models of mathematical biology

Marek Bodnar

Global stability of the steady state of a cascade of biochemical reactions with time delay

Magdalena Bogdańska

Mathematical model suggests a way to assess LGG malignancy

 Svetlana Bunimovich 

Mathematical model of BCG treatment personalization for urinary bladder carcinoma

Helen Byrne

Seeing the Wood for the Trees with Mathematical Modelling

Cécile Carrère

Control of a heterogenous population of cancerous cells

Mark Chaplain

Hopf Bifurcation in a Gene Regulatory Network Model: Molecular Movement Causes Oscillations

Jean Clairambault

Drug resistance in cancer cell populations: Genetic or epigenetic phenomenon? Mathematical and biological assessment

Elena De Angelis

A Kinetic approach to Darwinian Dynamics

Marcello Delitala

Competition between cancer cells and T-cells under immunotherapy: Evolutionary Biology and Mathematical Modelling

Grzegorz Dudziuk

On optimal location of thermostats in a model of feedback control

Dominique Duncan

Identifying Changes in Brain MRI in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Aleksandra Falkiewicz

Asymptotic state lumping in network problems

Dmitri Finkelshtein

Nonlocal Kinetic Equations DERIVED from Stochastic Dynamics of Complex Systems

Avner Friedman

A free boundary problem associated with the risk of high cholesterol

Urszula Foryś

Prostate cancer immunotherapy model

Krzysztof Fujarewicz

Optimization of spatiotemporal control for systems described by cellular automata

Haralambos Hatzikirou

Impact of migration/proliferation plasticity on tumor development

Harsh Jain

Identifiability in ODE Models of Solid Tumor Chemotherapy

Winfried Just

Transmission of Infectious Diseases and of Catchy Ideas

Eugene Kashdan

Light as a biomarker: Computer-assisted reconstruction and analysis of genetic properties of cells from their microscopic images

Bogdan Kazimierczak

Stationary wave on the sphere

James Keener

Flexing Protein muscles: How to Pull with a "Burning Rope"

Peter Kim

Modelling dynamics of anticancer virotherapy and immunotherapy

Jerzy Kozicki

Evolution of states of a spatial ecological model: Micro- and mesoscopic descriptions

Yang Kuang

Models of Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Can Mathematical Models Predict the outcomes?

Mirosław Lachowicz

Self - organization: From microscopic to macroscopic

Urszula Ledzewicz

Modeling and Optimization of Metronomic Chemotherapy: More Questions than Answers

Henryk Leszczyński

Newton's method for nonlinear stochastic wave equations

Doron Levy

The Role of the Immune Response in CML

Yoram Louzon

Fluctuation induced coexistence

Anna Marciniak- Czochra

Pattern formation in reaction-diffusion-ode models

Jacek Miękisz

Mean-field approximation in gene regulation and evolutionary games

Matthew Mizuhara

Motility of keratocyte cells: asymptotic and numerical analysis via a phase field model

Cristian Morales-Rodrigo

On some PDE models related to tumor angiogenesis

Anna Ochab-Marcinek

Binary to graded response conversion in autoregulated genes: transcriptional leakage vs. noise

Alberto d’Onofrio

Mathematical Epidemiology: Going beyond Statistical Mechanics (apparently…)

Rachid Ouifki

Modeling the control of trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense through mass chemoprophylaxis and insecticide−treated cattle

Przemyslaw Pazdziorek

Long-time behaviour of the stochastic models of stem cells differentiation

Angela Peace

Somatic growth dilution: Toxin predator-prey model under stoichiometric constraints

Monika Piotrowska

The immune system-tumour interactions model with discrete time delay: model analysis and validation

Krzysztof Psiuk-Maksymowicz

A hybrid model of tumour induced angiogenesis in 3D

Maria do Rosário de Pinho

Optimal Control for Infectious Diseases (L1 case)

Katarzyna Rejniak

Understanding the dynamics and complexity of the interstitial drug transport: integration of in silico and in vivo experiments

Grzegorz A. Rempala

Stochastic Ebola Model

Vered Rom-Kedar

Chaotic mixing

Massimiliano D. Rosini

Rigorous derivation of nonlinear scalar conservation laws from follow-the-leader type models via many particle limit

Ryszard Rudnicki

Piecewise deterministic Markov processes in biological models

Sebastian Sager

Mathematical Optimization for Clinical Decision Support and Training

Adélia Sequeira

Mathematical modeling of the early stages of atherosclerosis

Heinz Schättler

Towards an Epidemiological Model for the Spread of an Infectious Disease with Quarantine

Cristiana Silva

Optimal control and cost-effectiveness analysis for a tuberculosis model

Stephanie Sonner

A Stochastic Micro-Macro Model for Cancer Cell Proton Dynamics

Ilyssa Summer

Mathematical Assessment of Oncolytic Virotherapy

Cristina Surulescu

Multiscale models for glioma invasion: proliferation and therapy aspects

Zuzanna Szymańska

Mathematical modeling of the intracellular protein dynamics: the importance of active transport along microtubules

Jarosław Śmieja

On differences between experimental and real-life models

Andrzej Świerniak

Controllability and Sensitivity of Models of Combined Anticancer Therapy

Jose Ignacio Tello

On a two species chemotaxis system

Radosław Wieczorek

A nonlinear age-structured model of semelparous species

Diana White

Microtubule patterning in the presence of motor proteins

Shelby Wilson

Modeling Tumor Growth and Antiangiogenic Drugs Efficacy: From Multiscale to Mixed-Effect Models

Dominik Wodarz

Mathematical models of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Dariusz Wrzosek

Predator-prey model with diffusion and indirect prey-taxis

Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

A Bovine Babesiosis Mathematical Model With Dispersion