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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARRICPATION: Pattern Formation: The inspiration of Alan Turing, 14-16 March 2012, UK

St. John's College, Oxford, Oxford (U.K.)

A satellite meeting of the programme "Semantics & Syntax" at the Isaac Newton

Organisers: Bernold Fiedler (Berlin), Benedikt Lwe (Amsterdam) and Philip Maini (Oxford)

To celebrate the centenary of Alan Turing's birth and his seminal work in the mathematical 
modelling of biological pattern formation, this workshop will aim to show how mathematical 
modelling of pattern formation has led to (i) significant advances in the understanding of 
certain aspects of biology and chemistry, (ii) new mathematical and computational challenges. 
It will bring together researchers ranging from those who do experiments to demonstrate pattern 
formation to those who develop mathematical and computational techniques to their analysis and 
understanding. The common theme will be the emergence of pattern and form. The format will consist 
of a number of keynote lectures, given by experts in the field, and a series of shorter contributed talks.

Invited speakers will include:

       Markus Br, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
       Markus Dahlem, Technische Universitt Berlin, Germany
       Patrick De Kepper, CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
       Irv Epstein, Brandeis University, USA
       Alan Garfinkel, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
       Frank Jlicher, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
       Shigeru Kondo, Nagoya University, Japan
       Masayasu Mimura, Meiji University, Kanazawa, Japan
       Yasumasa Nishiura, Hokkaido University, Japan
       Hans Othmer, University of Minnesota, USA
       Kevin Painter, Heriot-Watt University, UK
       Arnd Scheel, University of Minnesota, USA
       Jonathan Sherratt, Heriot-Watt University, UK
       Angela Stevens, Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Germany
       Peter Tass, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Due to space constraints at St. John's College, there will be a limited number of (about thirty) 
slots for additional participants. Please apply for registration at the website

before the deadline of 1 December 2011. The organizers will select the participants from the list 
of applications and notify all applicants by mid December 2011.


The registration fee is

     70 pounds	registration only
     230 pounds	registration and B&B college accommodation (3 nights)
     300 pounds	registration and en-suite B&B college accommodation (3

    40 pounds	additional charge for the optional workshop dinner


If you are interested in giving a contributed talk at the workshop, please tick the appropriate 
box in the application form and fill in the Abstract Submission Form on the website of the Newton 
Institute (follow the link from the application page). In the case that we receive more requests 
for contributed talks than we can accommodate in the schedule, we might arrange for a poster session.


The workshop is generously funded by the Isaac Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences 
(INI). The INI funding also allows us to offer up to seven stipends for junior researchers 
(postgraduate students and junior researchers without permanent academic job) that cover the 
registration and B&B college accommodation (230 pounds). You can apply for this stipend as part 
of the application process (see above) and will receive notification together with the registration notification.