An international conference and LMS workshop


Mathematical Models of Collective Dynamics in Biology and Evolution MDBE’09


University of Leicester (UK), May 11-13, 2009


Organiser:  Sergei Petrovskii (Leicester)



Advisory Scientific Committee (in alphabetic order):


Alexander Gorban (Leicester, UK)

Michel Langlais (Bordeaux, France)

Philip Maini (Oxford, UK)

Horst Malchow (Osnabrueck, Germany)

Jonathan Sherratt (Edinburgh, UK)

Nanako Shigesada (Kyoto, Japan)

Vitaly Volpert (Lyon, France)


Honorary Lecture:


David Rand (Warwick, UK)


Confirmed plenary speakers:


          Faina Berezovskaya (Washington DC, USA)

          Daniel Grunbaum (Seattle, USA)

Alan Hastings (Davis, USA)

Georgy Karev (NIH, USA)

John King (Nottingham, UK)

Anatoly Neishtadt (Loughborough, UK)

Ezio Venturino (Turin, Italy)



Sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the University of Leicester



     NEW:  Final Programme!


     NEW:  the book of abstracts



The scope of the conference is outlined by (although not necessarily restricted to) the following topics:


* ecology and epidemiology

* interface between ecology and evolution

* pattern formation and morphogenesis

* collective cells dynamics and applications to tumour growth


The talks are expected to be mostly grouped around these subject areas. However, we will be ready and willing to consider any submission of a potentially high scientific merit which does not exactly fall into the list above.


In order to encourage a wide participation of PhD students as well as early career researchers, there will be a poster session organised during the conference. For UK research PhD students, partial financial support is possible to contribute to the travel or accommodation expenses.


To register, please send a message to (Sergei Petrovskii) with a title and a brief abstract of your presentation (one page at most, in a camera-ready format, either pdf or Word), clearly indicating whether it is intended to be a talk or a poster. Also, in case there is more than one author, please indicate it very clearly who is actually going to present the work.


The registration and abstract submission deadline is March 1, and the decision of acceptance will be made by March 15, 2009.


Download the registration form here.


There will be a small registration fee of 50 GBP to be paid either by a credit card (recommended; please find the payment form here) or by cash upon arrival.


In case you are paying by a credit card, please send the payment form with your details to Dr. Sergei Petrovskii, either by post to Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, England (NOT to the address shown on the form) or by fax to +44 (0)116 252 3915.


Accommodation information: please find a list of suitable hotels here.


To learn more about the University of Leicester, please visit




About the city:


Leicester is one of the oldest English cities with over a thousand years of history. Modern Leicester is a lively, multi-cultural city. Its population is nearly 300,000 making it the tenth largest city in England. Leicester has a huge choice of pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres as well as excellent shopping - from one of Europe's oldest markets to new shopping malls.


Leicester is the home to the National Space Centre. It also boasts to possess one of the largest pieces of Roman architecture in Britain (at the Jewry Wall Museum), and the largest collection of German Expressionist art in the country.


Leicester is in the heart of England with excellent communications by road, air and rail. In particular, Leicester is less than one hour of travel by coach from East Midlands, about 1.5 hours by train from London Luton and Birmingham International, and within 2.5 hours by train from Heathrow and London Stansted.


To learn more about the city, please visit