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BioDynamics Workshop - Exeter on 7-9 September 2016.

BioDynamics Workshop 2016

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 12:00pm


We would like to invite you to the next BioDynamics Workshop, which will take place in Exeter on 7-9 September 2016. This will be the third in a series of international workshops designed to bring together biologists, mathematicians, clinicians, physicists, and computer scientists who are interested in dynamics and networks in the biological and medical sciences. BioDynamics 2016 promises to provide an exciting opportunity for scientists to present both methods and data in a multidisciplinary forum and hear how interdisciplinary collaborations can provide major conceptual advances in our understanding of complex biomedical systems.

The University of Exeter is renowned for its interdisciplinary approaches to research, particularly the interface between mathematics, biology and medicine. It hosts the Wellcome Trust ISSF funded Biomedical Informatics Hub and Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis. It also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare. In 2016, the University will open the Living Systems Institute, a £52.5M investment in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of living systems and how these breakdown in disease.


Scientific Programme

There will be a number of keynote presentations delivered by world-leading scientists, who will talk about their cutting-edge current research and highlight important future challenges within their field.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Professor Nick Talbot FRS, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
An integrated model of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

Professor Peter Hunter FRS, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Linking the Physiome Project with healthcare

Professor Gareth Leng FRSE, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The neuroendocrine brain: modeling model systems

Dr Greg Worrell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Spatial and temporal prediction of epileptic seizures

Professor Angela McLean FRS, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Using viral sequences to learn viral dynamics

Professor Philip Ingham FRS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Spatio-temporal dynamics of cell fate specification and differentiation in a vertebrate embryo

In addition to keynote presentations, the workshop will feature a number of mini symposia and selected contributed talks. These talks will be 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Poster sessions will also provide an opportunity for people to present and discuss their work. Posters will be on display throughout the workshop, and there will be prizes awarded for the best posters from students and early-career scientists.

If you would like to present a poster or be considered for a short talk at the workshop, please complete the relevant sections of the registration form.

As part of our commitment to public engagement, we plan to host an interactive event within the meeting. 



Social Event

An evening meal will take place on the evening of 8 September. The venue will be announced in due course, and will reflect the local culture and heritage. The cost of the meal is £25 per person (including wine).



Registration for the workshop and abstract submission are now open.

The "early bird" and abstract submission deadline is 31 May 2016.

Registration fees are as follows:

Early Bird Registration (Lecturer and above) £200
Early Bird Registration (PhD and PostDoc) £150

Full Registration (Lecturer and above) £250
Full Registration (PhD and PostDoc) £200

Conference Dinner (optional) £25



Venue and Travel Information

Xfi Lecture Theatre and Streatham Corridor Lecture Theatre A
Xfi Building and Streatham Court
Streatham Campus
University of Exeter

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Accommodation Information

There are a range of hotels in Exeter at a variety of price points. Some examples include:

St Olaves Hotel, Mary Arches Street, Exeter, EX4 3AZ, UK

Jurys Inn Exeter, Western Way, Exeter, EX1 2DB, UK

ABode Exeter, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1HD, UK

Premier Inn (Exeter Central St Davids), Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 4BG, UK

The Magdalen Chapter, Magdalen Street, Exeter, EX2 4HY, UK

Also see: Booking.com


Organising Comittee

Marc Goodfellow, University of Exeter
Stafford Lightman, University of Bristol
Mark Richardson, King’s College London
Mike Shipston, University of Edinburgh
Francesca Spiga, University of Bristol
John Terry, University of Exeter
Jamie Walker, University of Exeter



The main sponsor of the workshop is the Medical Research Council, with additional funding from the University of Exeter.


Posted on 23/05/2016

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