ICTP-SAIFR 3rd Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology

ICTP-SAIFR 3rd Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology

Dates: February 3 – 15, 2014

Location: São Paulo, Brazil



M. Clerc (Santiago), R. Kraenkel (São Paulo), P.I. Prado (São Paulo)

Distinguished lecturer:

Simon Levin (Princeton Univ., USA) – Challenges in Mathematical Ecology: scaling and collective phenomena; sustainability science; infectious diseases


Roberto Kraenkel (IFT-UNESP, Brazil) – Introduction to Population Biology

Robert Smith? (Univ. Ottawa, Canada) – Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases.

Otso Ovaskainen (Univ. Helsinki, Finland) – Spatial Ecology and Evolution: Integrating Theory and Data

François Massol (CNRS, Montpellier, France) – Topics in Evolutionary Dynamics


This school is aimed at graduate students in Physics, Mathematics, Ecology and Epidemiology, having at least a basic knowledge of calculus and differential equations. The first week will be a basic course on population biology, which is strongly based on modeling exercises. The second week will consist of three advanced courses on up-to-date topics in ecology and epidemiology and a series of three seminars by a distinguished professor. It is possible to apply for participation either for one or two weeks. Undergraduate students with exceptional records are also encouraged to apply. Limited funds are available for travel and local expenses. There is no registration fee.

Please note that acceptance cannot be taken for granted, as we expect a much higher number of applications than the maximum number of participants. Candidates should carefully complete the application form, providing enough information for the selection committee to make a decision. To have an idea of the activities that take place during the course, please visit the home-page of the first two editions of this school at and

More information and online application form at
Application Deadline: December 7, 2013