Biomathematics

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Biomathematics

About

Nowadays, Biology is a focal discipline for many sciences, and its connexion to Mathematics significantly grew during the last years. Complex mathematical models are increasingly used in studies from various fields of Biology, and sophisticated computer applications produce results that support actions by decision makers.

The enormous variety of mathematical questions addressed (e.g, modelling suitable conditions for species, estimating impacts of climate changes, study of emerging diseases, cancer modelling, etc), and the speed at which studies are developed to respond to pressing questions, are factors that incur serious risks regarding the suitability of models and, consequently, conclusions and eventual decisions. Thus, there is an urgent need for a greater interaction between mathematicians and biologists.

The Thematic Line of Biomathematics provides the natural forum for this interaction, joining colleagues from different research groups, actively engaged in questions relating Mathematics and Biology.

Publications

Consider stopping dengvaxia administration without immunological screening
2017, EXPERT REVIEW OF VACCINES, Aguiar,M;Halstead,SB;Stollenwerk,N
On the stochastic evolution of finite populations
2017, JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, Chalub,FACC;Souza,MO
The practice of prediction: What can ecologists learn from applied, ecology-related fields?
2017, ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY, Pennekamp,F;Adamson,MW;Petchey,OL;Poggiale,JC;Aguiar,M;Kooi,BW;Botkin,DB;DeAngelis,DL
Meeting species persistence targets under climate change: A spatially explicit conservation planning model
2017, Diversity and Distributions, Alagador,D;Cerdeira,JO
A robust DF-REML framework for variance components estimation in genetic studies
2017, BIOINFORMATICS, Lourenco,VM;Rodrigues,PC;Pires,AM;Piepho,HP
Estimating bird and bat fatality at wind farms: From formula-based methods to models to assess impact significance
2017, Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal: Current Knowledge and Insights for an Integrated Impact Assessment Process, Marques,J;Rodrigues,L;Silva,MJ;Santos,J;Bispo,R;Bernardino,J
Fixation in large populations: a continuous view of a discrete problem
2016, JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, Chalub,FACC;Souza,MO
Optimal vaccination strategies and rational behaviour in seasonal epidemics
2016, JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY, Doutor,P;Rodrigues,P;Soares,MD;Chalub,FACC
Dengue vaccine and the 2016 Olympics
2016, LANCET, Halstead,SB;Aguiar,M
Mathematical models and numerical methods in life sciences
2016, AIP Conference Proceedings, Aguiar,M;Cavoretto,R;Stollenwerk,N;Venturino,E

Projects

CoSysM3 - Mathematical Modelling of Multi-scale Control Systems: applications to human diseases
FCT - FundaĆ§Ć£o para a CiĆŖncia e a Tecnologia, I.P., Paula PatrĆ­cio, Paulo Doutor, magda Rebelo, Fabio...
AlteraƧƵes climƔticas e seu impacto em florestas de pinheiro ao longo da costa oeste portuguesa: o caso de duas pragas recentemente emergidas
FCT - FundaĆ§Ć£o para a CiĆŖncia e a Tecnologia, I.P., Jorge Orestes Cerdeira
Biodiversity Conservation, Global Change and Uncertainties: Reconciling Biodiversity Persistence and Human Development upon Dynamic Environments (RECONCILE)
FCT - FundaĆ§Ć£o para a CiĆŖncia e a Tecnologia, I.P., Jorge Orestes Cerdeira
Game theory and epidemiology
FCT - FundaĆ§Ć£o para a CiĆŖncia e a Tecnologia, I.P., Paula Rodrigues, Fabio Chalub, Paulo Doutor, Maria...
Species Performance Modeling Algorithm (S-PerforMA)
FCT - FundaĆ§Ć£o para a CiĆŖncia e a Tecnologia, I.P., Jorge Orestes Cerdeira