Summer School: PDE and Probability for Life Sciences
July 2 – 8, 2016
This summer school is primarily intended for PhD students and young researchers interested in mathematical modeling for biology. The aim is to  present notions and tools from partial differential equations and probability, motivated by life science questions. It also aims to show links between these two approaches and reinforce interactions between these two communities. The two biological subjects considered during this summer school will be neurosciences and individual and animal dispersal. Each of these two subjects will be approached through two courses, one on partial differential equations and the other on probability.

The programme will feature two days of introductory courses (from the 2nd to the 3rd of July), primarily addressed to PhD students, followed by 5 days dedicated to research courses (from the 4th to the 8th of July).

Accommodation will be managed and paid for by the research school budget, while transportation will have to be covered by your laboratory. Financial support might be available for some participants whose laboratory cannot  pay for travel.
Important: For PhD students, it is recommended that their PhD advisors send us a recommendation letter at the following email address:

Priority will be given to PhD students who can attend the whole school.

Scientific Committee

Henri Berestycki (CAMS, EHESS)
José Carrillo (Imperial College London)
Sylvie Méléard (CMAP Ecole polytechnique)

Organizing Committee

Vincent Bansaye (CMAP Ecole polytechnique)
Camille Coron (Université Paris-Sud)
Pierre Gabriel (Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines)
Thomas Lepoutre (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I)
Gaël Raoul (CMAP Ecole polytechnique)


Introductory Courses: on July 2-3, 2016

Two introductory courses primarily addressed to PhD students will be provided on Saturday July 2, 2016 in the afternoon and Sunday, July 3, 2016. These courses will introduce some mathematical tools that will be used and studied during the summer school.

Course 1: Probability
Bertrand Cloez (INRA Montpellier)

Course 2: Partial Differential Equations
 Ayman Moussa (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie)

Research Courses: on July 4-8, 2016

Course 1 : Partial Differential Equations for Neurosciences
Gregory Faye (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse)

Course 2 : Probability for Neurosciences
Michèle Thieullen (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie)

Course 3 : Partial Differential Equations and Animal Dispersal
Laurent Desvillettes (Université Paris 7)

Course 4 : Probability and Animal Dispersal
Joaquin Fontbona (University of Chile)