22 Jun 2021 10:00

Stochastic Models & Experiments in Ecology and Biology - SMEEB 2021


This workshop will virtually take place from the European Center of Living Technology on 22-25 June 2021.
Please visit the official website of the conference for the registration fees and other useful information.


Living systems are characterized by the emergence of recurrent dynamical patterns at all scales of magnitude. Self-organized behaviors are observed both in large communities of microscopic components - like neural oscillations and gene network activity - as well as on larger levels - as predator-prey equilibria to name a few. Such regularities are deemed to be universal in the sense they are due to common mechanisms, independent of the details of the system. This belief justifies investigation through quantitative models able to grasp key features while disregarding inessential complications. The attempt of modeling such complex systems leads naturally to consider large families of microscopic identical units. Complexity and self-organization then arise on a macroscopic scale from the dynamics of these minimal components that evolve coupled by interaction terms. Within this scenario, probability theory and statistical mechanics come into play very soon.
The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists with different backgrounds (maths, biology, physics and computing, theoreticians along with experimentalists), interested in macroecology, microbial ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss important and recent research topics in these areas as well as exchange methods and ideas. The style of the conference will purposely be informal so as to encourage discussions.


Rosalind Allen, University of Edinburgh
Eric Dykeman, University of York
Daniel Fisher, Standford University
Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois at UC
Susan Holmes, Standford University 
Terry Hwa, UC San Diego
Eleni Katifori, University of Pennsylvania
David Nelson, Harvard University
Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University
Agnese Seminara, CNRS, Institut de physique de Nice
Corina Tarnita, Princeton University
Amandine Veber, CNRS and Univ. of Paris 

Workshop organizers:

Samir Suweis (University of Padova, ECLT)
Amos Maritan (University of Padova)
Andrea Giometto (Cornell University)
Sandro Azaele (University of Padova)
Marco Formentin (University of Padova)
Stefano Favaro (University of Torino)
Leonardo Pacciani Mori (UC San Diego)
Enrico Bertuzzo (University of Venice)
Achille Giacometti (University of Venice, ECLT Director)


The event will be held in English

Organized by

European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT)


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