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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: Pattern Formation: The inspiration of Alan Turing, 14-16 Mar 2012, Oxford (U.K.)


  ***  Second Call for Papers / Registrations  ***

   This is a reminder that the registration deadline for the workshop "Pattern Formation" is on 1 
December 2011: currently, there are still about 20 open slots for participation.

   There will be post-workshop proceedings published as a special issue of the journal "In Silico 
Biology". All participants of the workshop will be encouraged to submit research papers to this 
special issue which will be refereed to the usual standards of the journal. More information will 
be given at the workshop.

                             * * *

A satellite meeting of the programme "Semantics & Syntax" at the Isaac Newton
Institute:  http://www.newton.ac.uk/programmes/SAS/

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 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 


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.