logo_IMI Workshop on Mathematical Perspectives on Immunobiology

11-14 September 2023, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria



Motivated by a particular biological or biomedical problem, mathematical biology uses mathematical formalism to expand the understanding of the problem, and to help and direct a new biological or numerical experiment through the modelling feedback.

The Workshop on Mathematical Perspectives on Immunobiology brings together researchers who do research on one of the most complex systems of the human organism: the immune system. The focus will be on mathematical modeling and computational analysis applied to immunology, host-pathogen interactions, onset and progress in human diseases. Special attention will be paid to how applications of mathematics relate to open problems and questions in the context of infectious diseases, cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases.
In recent years, the use of mathematical tools has gained the recognition of the biological and biomedical communities. Active fields of application include model-driven experimental design, model validation against experimental and clinical data, mechanistic understanding of immunological processes and causality, disease progression and prognosis, in silico development and evaluation of therapy.

Topics of the workshop include:

  • within-host models of host-pathogen interactions
  • models of immune response in cancers
  • models of immune system regulation
  • models of autoimmunity and inflammation
  • signalling pathways, regulatory networks and the immune response
  • models of therapy and vaccination
  • multiscale immuno-epidemiological models
with applications of deterministic models, probabilistic models, agent-based models, and their mathematical analysis and biological interpretation.

This Workshop offers an opportunity to present state-of-the-art theoretical and numerical methods, to enhance interdisciplinary interaction between mathematics and life sciences, and to stimulate collaborations in immunobiological modelling.

Keynote Speakers

Radostina Alexandrova (Institute for Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology, Bulgaria)
Becca Asquith (Imperial College London, UK)
Annabelle Ballesta (Institut Curie, France)
Gabriel Fernández Calvo (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Jérémie Guedj (INSERM, France)
Doron Levy (University of Maryland, USA)

Scientific Programme Committee

Stanca Ciupe (Virginia Tech, USA) Maia Mincheva (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Fabien Crauste (CNRS, Université de Paris, France) Alan Rendall (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
Raluca Eftimie (Université de Franche-Comté, France) Gergely Röst (Bolyai Institute, University of Szeged, Hungary)
Jonathan Forde (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA) Amber Smith (University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA)
Jane Heffernan (York University, Canada) Stacey Smith? (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Florence Hubert (Université Aix-Marseille, France) Vitaly Volpert (Université Lyon-1, France)

Organising Committee

Milen Borisov (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Peter Rashkov (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Vladimira Suvandjieva (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia, Bulgaria)


Workshop MPIB2023, c/o Assoc. Prof. Peter Rashkov
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Science
ul. Akad. G. Bonchev, Bl. 8
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Fax: +359 2 971 36 49 (please indicate for the workshop MPIB2023)
Email: mathimmuno2023@gmail.com

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