Second Graduate Research Summit of the International Graduate Training Centre (IGTC) in Mathematical Biology (08w2141)
Alejandro Adem (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences )
Gustavo Carrero (Athabasca University / University of Alberta)
Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia)
Mark Lewis (University of Alberta)
Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria)
The primary objective of the International Graduate Training Centre (IGTC) Second Graduate Research Summit is to bring together the young researchers (graduate students) enrolled in the IGTC in Mathematical Biology and enhance their scientific training by giving them the opportunity to present their research work and network with the Mathematical Biology Community of the Canadian Universities involved in the IGTC programme in an intellectual setting.
The IGTC in Mathematical Biology is an initiative sponsored and funded by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). Its focus is the training of graduate students of PIMS universities in the field of Mathematical Biology (for more information on the IGTC see http://www.pims.math.ca/igtc/math_biology/index.html).
The proposed 2-days workshop will serve as one of the fundamental training elements of the IGTC programme, namely the Annual Graduate Research Summit, and its main theme will be “Communicating Mathematical Biology”.
The main participants of the proposed workshop would be graduate students enrolled in the IGTC programme who are working under the supervision of Faculty members of Canadian Universities associated with PIMS in the area of Mathematical Biology.
Students enrolled in the IGTC program are encouraged to participate with a contributed talk or a poster. The summit will also include a plenary talk from a Faculty member, three professional development seminars, and an outdoor social activity.