Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-organization in the Biological Sciences

The actual thematic programme 'Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-Organization in the Biological Sciences' has been postponed to the 14th November - 9th of December 2022 and will take place at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute in Vienna, Austria. As a warm-up we present a series of online talks by mathematicians and biologists on the 10-11th of December 2020.

Self-organization is pervasive in biology as living organisms are by essence systems that have self-assembled and self-organized in the course of their development. Self-organization refers to the ability of systems made of a large number of independent agents interacting through rather simple and local rules to generate large scale spatio-temporal coherent structures with typical dimensions orders of magnitude larger than those associated with each individual agent. Examples of self-organisation are natural network formation (like capillaries and leaf venation), collective dynamics (like flocking, herding and pedestrian dynamics), opinion dynamics, landscape formation, tissue and organ formation... This programme brings together mathematicians and biologists to provide a broad overview of the various self-organization mechanisms that prevail at the various scales and the mathematical models by which they can be described or even explained. 

The event will be held via the Zoom platform.


Dec. 10, 2020
09:20 — 09:30
09:30 — 10:30
Laurent Blanchoin & Angelika Manhart

Experimental and modelling study of the dynamic steady state of actin networks

11:00 — 12:00
Human Rezaei & Mathieu Mezache

Coexistence of multiple prion conformation leads to a catalytical conformational exchange

Modeling of the oscillating polymerization/depolymerization process of Prions

12:00 — 14:00
14:00 — 15:00
Osvaldo Chara & Diane Peurichard

Spatiotemporal distribution of cell proliferation rules the regenerative response in axolotl spinal cord

A 2D hybrid agent-based/continuum model for the regeneration of axolotl spinal cord

15:30 — 16:30
Gantas Perez-Mockus & Sophie Hecht

Mechanical constraints to cell cycle progression in a pseudostratified epithelium

Dec. 11, 2020
09:30 — 10:30
Wei-Feng Xue & Magali Tournus

Experimental analysis of the division of amyloid fibrils

How to recover the fragmentation rate and kernel characterizing a size-structured population undergoing fragmentation?

11:00 — 12:00
Eric Theveneau & Marina A. Ferreira

Challenging epithelial stability

Modelling a packed cell tissue

This event has no subevents associated to it.


Name Affiliation
Pierre Degond Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
Marie Doumic Sorbonne University
Anna Kicheva Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Sara Merino-Aceituno University of Vienna
Christian Schmeiser University of Vienna


Name Affiliation
Pedro Aceves Sanchez North Carolina State University
Marina Amado Ferreira University of Helsinki
Gervy Marie Angeles University of Vienna
Stefan Badelt University of Vienna
Thibault Bertrand Imperial College London
Helena Bragulat Teixidor Medical University of Vienna
Christa Buecker University of Vienna
Valeria Caliaro INRIA Paris
Louis-Pierre Chaintron Ecole Normale Superieure
Jean Clairambault INRIA Paris
Grégoire Clarté Université Paris-Dauphine
Clara Conrad-Billroth University of Vienna
Jake Cornwall Scoones Francis Crick Institute
Cathy Danesin University of Toulouse
Julia Delacour Sorbonne University
Antoine Diez Imperial College London
Raluca Eftimie University of Franche-Comte
Christian Esparza University of Cambridge
Nandha Kumar Ettikkan University of Hyderabad
Alexander Fedorec University College London
Viktoria Feingruber Heriot-Watt University
Maria Flowers Emory University
Maud Formanek Technical University of Vienna
Amic Frouvelle CEREMADE University Paris Dauphine
Julia Garcia Baucells University of Vienna
Aayush Gautam Tribhuvan University
Anusha Gopalan European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Juraj Gregan University of Vienna
Barbara Gris CNRS
Jonas Hartmann University College London
Erika Hausenblas Montanuniversität Leoben
Sophie Hecht Sorbonne University
Christine Ho European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Naoto Hori University of Nottingham
Fern Hughes Imperial College London
Robert Insall University of Glasgow
Aondoyima Ioratim-Uba University of Bristol
Annalisa Iuorio Radon Institute, RICAM
Anna Jäkel Technical University of Munich
Swathi Jayram University of Vienna
Wang Jinhkui Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Laura Kanzler University of Vienna
Demian Keihsler Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Shokhrukh Kholmatov University of Vienna
Sofia Kolesnikova Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Karl Kuchler Medical University of Vienna
David Lacoste CNRS
Vivienne Leech University College London
Salvo Danilo Lombardo University of Vienna
Wilson Lou Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Nadia Loy Politecnico di Torino
Alessandra Lucchetti Niels Bohr Institute
Andras Major Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie
Nina Malajner Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna
Angelika Manhart University College London
Arghyadip Mukherjee Max Planck Institute for Physics
Debopriya Mukherjee Montanuniversität Leoben
Claudia Mussnig-Wytrzens University of Vienna
Leo Otsuki Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Aydin Ozcan University College London
Catalina Paniker Imperial College London
Kala Perkins European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Mindy Perkins European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Evangelina Petsalaki European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Irina Pi Jaumà University of Barcelona
Paolo Piovano University of Vienna
Steffen Plunder University of Vienna
Wolfram Poenisch University of Cambridge
Dmitry Ponomarev Technical University of Vienna
Nastassia Pouradier Duteil INRIA Paris
Aarathy Ravi Sundar Jose Geetha University of Vienna
Human Rezaei INRAe
Michele Romanos Université Paris-Saclay
Veronika Saharuka The European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Ryota Sakamoto Kyushu University
Lorenzo Sala INRIA Paris
Reymart Salcedo Lagunero University of Graz
Benoit Sarels Sorbonne University
Julia Scholz University of Vienna
Axel Schwanhaeusser University of Vienna
Sanjana Singh European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Anna Song Imperial College London
Wenhao Tang Imperial College London
Eric Theveneau Centre de Biologie Integrative (CNRS)
Denise Thiel Imperial College London
Shashi Thutupalli Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
Neythen Treloar University College London
Ariane Trescases University of Toulouse
Maxime Vassaux University College London
Isabella Völkl University of Vienna
Huong Vu University of Warwick
Philipp Wendel University of Greifswald
Bernt Wennberg Chalmers University of Technology
Tobias Wöhrer Technical University of Vienna
Wei-Feng Xue University of Kent
At a glance
Online Workshop
Dec. 10, 2020 — Dec. 11, 2020
Erwin Schrödinger Institute - virtual
Part of:
Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-organization in the Biological Sciences - postponed (Thematic Programme)
Pierre Degond (IMT)
Marie Doumic (Sorbonne U, Paris)
Anna Kicheva (ISTA, Klosterneuburg)
Sara Merino-Aceituno (U of Vienna)
Christian Schmeiser (U of Vienna)