2011 Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology


4-8 July 2011


Auditorium, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, The University of Queensland


Mathematical, statistical and computational techniques are increasingly being applied to discover, analyse and simulate the structures and processes of biological systems. Gene regulation, protein folding and localisation, macromolecular assembly, tissue and organ development, organismal behaviour and ecosystem dynamics are among the important processes susceptible to mathematical description, modelling and simulation. A broad interface exists between computational bioscience and bioinformatics, the development and application of algorithms, software tools, databases and technologies to manage and extract knowledge from biological data.


The series of winter schools is designed to introduce mathematical and computational biology and bioinformatics to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and others working in the fields of mathematics, statistics, computer science, information technology, complex systems analysis, and biological, chemical and medical sciences and engineering.


Winter School is structured to present one important topic (Topics) each day. Each day will consist of a mixture of extended lectures, software demos, and interactive discussions. Our lecturers, many of whom are leading national and international authorities, have been selected for their ability to make their topic accessible to and exciting for a non-specialist audience. Presentations each day will range from introductory to advanced, and will focus on both mathematical and biological issues.


This year Winter School also features a free workshop on the Microsoft Biology Foundation libraries for bioinformatics under .NET. The workshop will run on Thursday and Friday (7-8 July 2011) in parallel with the Winter School sessions. For more information, click MBF Workshop.