Mathematical Biology: Applications and Analysis

Everything at a Glance


Systems of interacting particles play an important role in the mathematical modelling of biomedical phenomena. Typically, these systems are encountered across scales reaching from intracellular processes to the growth of large cell aggregates and tissues, and comprise numbers of agents that are often intractable to simulate numerically. This calls for techniques to coarse-grain and derive effective models that, systematically, establish a bridge between different scales. Concurrently, certain model properties such as phase segregation, pattern formation, or self-organisation are expected to be observedacross scales, posing a particular challenge in the derivation of effective models.

The aims of MB2A are twofold: on the one hand, the workshop aims at providing a platform for leading experts at the interstice of mathematics and biology to present their latest research. On the other hand, there is ample room to engage in new research directions, to test new ideas, and to set up or continue research collaborations.

Check out our Book of Abstracts.

Tentative Schedule of the Workshop

Time Monday
9:00 - 09:45 Opening
(from 9:30)
Antonio Esposito Workshop Workshop
9:45 - 10:30 Chiara Villa Lea Happel Axel Voigt - -
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee - -
11:00 - 11:45 Noemi David Sebastian Aland Simon Syga - -
11:45 - 12:30 Joshua Bull Jan Frederik Pietschmann Duncan Martinson - -
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45 Bao Quoc Tang Gissell Estrada-Rodriguez Franziska Matthäus Open Discuss / Departure
14:45 - 15:30 Pierre Haas Tomasz Debiec Tommaso Lorenzi Hike Open Room
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Hike Open Room
16:00 - 16:45 Laura Kanzler Chandrasekhar Venkataraman Benjamin Friedrich Hike Open Room
16:45 - 17:30 Havva Yoldas Luca Alasio Marco Salvalaglio Wine Tasting
17:45 - 18:30 Reception Free Evening
18:30 - open Dinner
(from 19:00)
If possible, please plan to arrive Sunday, June 18th. Workshop formally ends Friday, June 23rd, before lunch.

Accompanying Programme

  • Monday 19.06.: Reception 17:45 - 18:45
  • Tuesday 20.06.: Conference dinner 18:00
  • Thursday 22.06.: Guided hike to Wackerbarth Castle (3pm)
  • Thursday 22.6.: Wine tasting at Wackerbarth Castle
    (4.30pm -- 5.30pm (self-paid ~20 EUR)


Sebastian Aland Luca Alasio Joshua Bull Noemi David Tomasz Debiec Gissell Estrada-Rodriguez Antonio Esposito Pierre Haas Lea Happel Julia I. M. Hauser Laura Kanzler Tommaso Lorenzi Duncan Martinson Franziska Matthäus Jan-Frederik Pietschmann Markus Schmidtchen Simon Syga Bao Quoc Tang Chandrasekhar Venkataraman Chiara Villa Axel Voigt Havva Yoldas

Additional Information

Getting to Dresden

There are several ways to get to Dresden:

By Train

You can finde possible connections here: Deutsche Bahn (to "Dresden Hbf").

By Coach

You can take a Flixbus to Dresden central station (Dresden Hauptbahnhof).

By Aeroplain

  • Dresden: Dresden has its own airport (code: DRS). From (DRS) you can take the S2 (towards Pirna) to get to the main station. Simply get a single ticket (Ticket zone Dresden) from the DVB which costs about 3€. Tickets can be purchased at the yellow ticket machines or online on Deutsche Bahn (from "Dresden Flughafen" to "Dresden Hbf").

  • Berlin: It may be more economical to fly to Berlin (BER) instead of Dresden. From BER Berlin Brandenburg Airpor you can take the S45 towards "Berlin Südkreuz" and change there into an ICE (fast train) which takes you to Dresden Hbf. There are also some direct ICE connections directly from the airport. Deutsche Bahn (from "Berlin Flughafen" to "Dresden Hbf"). The journey takes about 3h-4h. You may also want to check out if there is a Flixbus heading to Dresden. These take about 2h40m, see Flixbus.

  • Prague: It may be more economical to fly to Prague (PRG) instead of Dresden. You can take a bus (the 119) calling directly in front of the exit from the airport towards the station "Nádraží Veleslavín." There you can switch to the Metrolines which take you to the main station after one additional change or a small walk. From the main station in Prague there are regular trains and Flix buses which bring you to Dresden Hbf. Getting from the airport in Prague to Dresden Hbf usually takes 3h5min to 4h30m.

By Car

You do you ;-)