The Third Course on Individual-based Modelling of Microbial Interactions & Processes Using iDynoMiCS


20-Jun-2010 - 25-Jun-2010

The Third Course on Individual-based Modelling of Microbial
Interactions &
Processes Using iDynoMiCS
PhD Course June 20-25 2010
The University of Birmingham, UK

We are once again delighted to offer a hands-on course in modelling of
microbial systems. In one stimulating week, this workshop will get
you into
individual-based modelling of microbial interactions with our newly
developed software tool iDynoMiCS (individual-based Dynamics of
Microbial
Communities Simulator). In particular, you will get an in depth
understanding of mathematical modelling of biofilms and other
spatially
structured microbial systems.

The course is intended for all students and researchers who have
started to,
or are considering to use, individual-based modelling for microbial
systems.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to independently
use
iDynoMiCS and apply it to their own work. The course will consist of
a mix
of core and guest lectures, tutorials, and a mini-project.

After running this course twice at the Danish Technical University in
Lyngby, Copenhagen, with great success, the course will be held at the
University of Birmingham in the UK in 2010.

Candidates from the fields of environmental science, microbiology,
ecology,
computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, and physics are
encouraged to apply. Send (i) a brief statement of research interest
and
level of experience in modelling/programming, (ii) a brief CV, and
(iii) a
letter of support from your main advisor. The limited number of
places will
be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Course Credits: 5 ECTS
Application Deadline: April 1, 2010
Course Fee: 200 for PhD students, 400 for postdocs

Course Instructors:
Jan-Ulrich Kreft, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Brian Merkey, DTU, Denmark
Cristian Picioreanu, TU Delft, Netherlands
Barth F. Smets, DTU, Demark

For informal expression of interest, registration, and further
information,
please email Susanne Schmidt: s.schmidt@bham.ac.uk