in conjunction with the 24th Annual Shanks Lecture and Conference
the Shanks Endowment,
the National Science Foundation,
and Vanderbilt University.
Biomathematics encompasses the application of mathematical methods to the study of living organisms. Mathematics plays an essential role in understanding biological systems on many different scales both size and time. For example, we can model biological processes at various scales: (1) molecular, sub-cellular, cellular, tissue, organism and population; and (2) milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days and years. Mathematics has a rich history as a tool for biologists. More recently, mathematics has found applications in the medical sciences, both in the basic sciences of medicine and in patient care. The 24th Shanks Conference is a forum for all areas of biomathematics, but speakers have been invited from the special interest areas:
Shanks Lecturer: Nicola Bellomo, Politecnico di Torino