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Welcome to Biomath2021 (previously Biomath2020)

New: Dear Colleagues; Due to the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the BIOMATH2020 conference by one year. The new dates are June 20 - 25, 2021. Your registration and any payments towards the conference you have made will be carried over for the 2021 event unless you instruct us otherwise. Hope to see you in Salt Rock in June 2021. 

Journal Biomath welcomes submissions of manuscripts that you are busy preparing or have already prepared for the conference.

NEW: Deadline for abstract submission is now extended to 15 May 2020.

NEW: We are aware of the current situation regarding COVID-19 and the ongoing travel restrictions throughout the world. These are beyond our control, but there are no current restrictions in South Africa regarding conferences such as Biomath2020. We will keep you updated should the situation change. In order to provide additional support, we shall treat all participants who registered by the 15th of March 2020 as Early Birds as far as the reduced registration fee is concerned.

The annual international conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (Biomath 2020) will take place from 21st to 26th June 2020 at Salt Rock Hotel & Resort in Ballito, South Africa, and will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the SARChI Chair on Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences at University of Pretoria. The conference is devoted to recent research in life sciences based on applications of mathematics as well as mathematics applied to or motivated by biological studies. It is a multidisciplinary meeting forum for researchers who develop and apply mathematical and computational tools to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biology, ecology, medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering, environmental science, etc.

Contributed talks in any of these fields are invited for presentation at the conference. Participants need to submit a one-page abstract indicating clearly the significance of the reported results for the advancement of knowledge in bioscience and/or biotechnology. Abstracts submission deadline: 15 March 2020.

Proceeding of the conference will be published in volume 9 (2020) of the journal "BIOMATH" and a Special Issue is envisaged. Additional information will be provided later. The authors need to comply with the scope and the requirements of the journal if they would like to submit. Papers submission deadline: 30 July 2020.


The conference continues a tradition of Biomath conferences: 
Biomath 2019: Bedlewo Conference Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Biomath 2018: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia Bulgaria
Biomath 2017: Skukuza, Kruger Park, hosted by University of Pretoria, South Africa
Biomath 2016: South-West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Biomath 2015: South-West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, and a satellite conference at University of Pretoria, South Africa
Biomath 2011-2014: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Biomath School for Young Scientists

The school comprises plenary lectures, contributed presentations (talks and posters) and an instructional workshop. The lectures at the school are of more introductory nature giving foundations and insight into the respective topic rather then focusing on new results and are presented by some of the keynote speakers of the conference. A central event for the school is the Hot Topics Workshop. Several scholars act as moderators, presenting "hot areas" and related open problems. All PhD students and young scientists participating in the conference are considered members of the School for Young Scientists. Their presentations (oral or posters) will be assessed by a jury.




2019 2-4 December  Jacek Banasiak attended the 62nd Annual Congress of the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS), Cape Town. 
2019 11- 7 November Yves Dumont gave a plenary talk on the usefulness of Mathematical
Modeling for Vector/Pest control at WTAEM in Asunçion, Paraguay.
2019 25-27 November Jean Lubuma and Berge Tsanou gave talks at MADEV19 in Dakar,
Senegal, with titles Analysis of some epidemiological models undergoing or not undergoing backward bifurcations and their nonstandard discretizations and Modeling and Analysis of the Environmental Transmission of Avian Influenza.
2019 20 November - 6 December Yves Dumont - Gustavo Varga Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (Joined
collaboration with Dr Maria Soledad Aronna on SIT)
2019 25-27 September Special session organized by prof M Chapwanya in Epidemiology and Biomathematics under the International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Applications (ICMSA), UNISA, 
2019 1 - 3 November  2nd October Workshop on Trends in Modeling and Analysis in Life Sciences. It aims to provide a forum for students and emerging and established researchers to explore new Research Trends in Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Life Sciences. The workshop features scientific lectures by top researchers in the field, and posters by participants demonstrating the importance of mathematics and multidisciplinary research and looking ahead to future developments and advances. The organizing committee includes Roumen Anguelov, Michael Chapwanya, Phindile Dumani, Salisu Garba and Rachid Ouifki.
2018 5-7 October First October Workshop on Research Trends in Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Life Sciences. The Department organizes a workshop that aims at bringing together researchers (faculty, postdocs, postgraduate students, etc.) in Biomathematics to discuss current topics and share emerging research questions in the area. The workshop intends to provide a forum for interactions between mathematicians and researchers in biology and life sciences. See for further information.
2018 13 April Workshop with Russian delegates from South Ural State University 


20 - 24 March


2017 25 - 30 June  Annual International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (Biomath 2017) at Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park.
2016 27 Feb - 5 March 3rd Joint UNISA and University of Pretoria Workshop on Theoretical and Mathematical   Epidemiology 
2015 13-17 July Biomath Satellite 2015 Conference 
2015 12 June 9:00-13:00 Mini UNISA and University of Pretoria Workshop(follow up) on Theoretical and Mathematical   Epidemiology 
2015 2-8 March  2nd Joint UNISA and University of Pretoria Workshop on Theoretical and Mathematical   Epidemiology 
2014 29 Oct-1 Nov Special session on Theoretical and Mathematical Epidemiology at the Annual Congress of the South African Mathematical Society
2014 3-8 March Joint UNISA and University of Pretoria Workshop on Theoretical and Mathematical   Epidemiology 
2013 28 October Biosciences/- engineering mini conference




Differential Equations, their Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics

2015 21 September Dr Jean Medard Ngnotchouye
(School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 
University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Weak convergence for a stochastic exponential integrator and finite element discretization of SPDE for additive noise
2014  14 March Prof Michael Li (University of Alberta, Canada) The role of mathematical modelling in disease control using HIV in China as a case study
   13 March Prof Julien Arino (University of Manitoba, Canada) Using models and data to study the global spread of SARS
  11 March Miss Claire Dufourd PhD Student Spatio-temporal spread of measles in New-Zealand
   6 March Prof Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria, Canada) Contribution of mathematical modeling to controlling infectious diseases
   20 February Prof Alexandre S Demidov (Lomonosov Moscow State University,Russia) Inverse problem for plasma equilibrium in Tokamak
2013  02 December Calvin Tadmon (Postdoctoral fellow) The Goursat problem for the Einstein-Vlasov system: (II)The evolution of initial dat
  24 October   Dr Hong Zhang (Jiangsu University, China) Mathematical modelling and analysis of pest management
  17 October Prof Yves Dumont (CIRAD, Umr AMAP, Montpellier, France)  Modelling Tree-Grass Competition for Savanna Ecosystem
  10 October Ms Claire Dufourd (PhD Student) Parameter Identification in population models for insects using trap data
   12 September Prof E Rosinger
Solving general equations by order completion II
   22 August  Prof J Lubuma Nonstandard Discretization in Cancer Modelling




2017 22 to 23 June   Biomathematics Days at UP
2016 16 May Prof Andrea Pugliese The Role of Climatic and Density Dependent Factors in Shaping Mosquito Population Dynamics
2015 22, 24, 27, 29 July Prof Hristo Kojouharov Mathematics Modelling and Simulations in Applied Sciences
















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