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Mathematical Biology Seminar

Rana Parshad and I organize a weekly Mathematical Biology Seminar at Iowa State University.

Seminars take place almost every Friday at 3:20pm in Carver 401. In addition, we have a zoom link for people working from home (if you are interested just email me).

Future speakers:

Future speakers:

March 01, 2024
Omar Saucedo, Virginia Tech
The Role of Human Movement on the Spread of Malaria
Mosquitos are known for being a source of infectious diseases and are a cause of great concern within the public health community. As traveling has become more accessible, diseases such as malaria have surfaced in areas in which it has not been previously detected. Additionally, factors such as mobility patterns, environmental changes, and local transmission characteristics play an important part in the disease dynamics. Thus, a better understanding of mosquito-borne diseases is needed to determine the best course of action to undertake this serious threat. In this presentation, we will explore how epidemiological and ecological features influence mosquito-borne diseases via a multi-patch compartmental model. The objective of this talk is to present analytical tools and methodology to help discern how human mobility and regional attributes combine to impact disease dynamics.

March 08, 2024
Abhay Bangalore Ramachandra, Iowa State University (Mechanical Engineering)
Title TBA

March 22, 2024
Vaibhava Srivastava, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Title TBA

March 29, 2024
Rana Parshad, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Title TBA

April 05, 2024
Alan Veliz-Cuba, University of Dayton
Title TBA

April 12, 2024
Matthew Wheeler, University of Florida
Title TBA

Past speakers:

February 16, 2024
Anurag Sau, University of Georgia (Odum School of Ecology)
Recognizing and prevention of probable regime shift in density regulated and Allee type stochastic harvesting model with application to herring conservation

December 08, 2023
Domenec Ruiz-Balet, Imperial College London
Harvesting games and the tragedy of the commons

November 17, 2023
Urvashi Verma, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
A patch driven additional food model

November 10, 2023
Don Mallawa Arachchi, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
A discrete Model for the Trojan Y-Chromosome Strategy

November 03, 2023
Maggie Lewis, Ohio State University
Flooding Impacts on Soybean Aphid Virulence Dynamics: Implications for Insect Resistance Management Under a Changing Climate 

October 27, 2023
Tracy Stepien, University of Florida
An Approximate Bayesian Computation Approach for Embryonic Cell Migration Model Selection

October 17, 2023
Idriss Mazari, Universite of Paris, Dauphine 
Regarding the maximisation of the total biomass

September 22, 2023
Vaibhava Srivastava, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Dynamical Analysis of a Lotka-Volterra Competition Model with both Allee and Fear Effect

September 15, 2023
Xinglin Jia, Iowa State University (Mathematics / BCB)
Concise functional enrichment of ranked gene lists

September 08, 2023
Thomas Griffin, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Understanding the chemostat and reversing competitive exclusion

April 28, 2023
Rana Parshad, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Some recent results on three species food chains

April 25, 2023
Reinhard Laubenbacher, University of Florida
Structure and dynamics of Boolean networks, with applications to the concept of modularity in biology

April 21, 2023
Debosmita Kundu, Iowa State University (Statistics)
Identifying Peaks and Estimating Parameters for CUT&RUN Sequencing Using Branching Process Model

April 07, 2023
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Beyond six feet: The collective behavior of social distancing

April 03, 2023
Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin, Penn State University
The mean-field limit of non-exchangeable integrate and fire systems

March 31, 2023
Vaibhava Srivastava, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
The effect of "fear" on two species competition

March 28, 2023
David Murrugarra, University of Kentucky
Phenotype Control Methods for Regulatory Networks

March 24, 2023
Yanyang Wang, University of Iowa
Mathematical analysis and models for understanding neural dynamics

March 03, 2023
Mondal Hasan Zahid, University of Florida
The biting rate of Aedes aegypti and its variability: A systematic review (1970 - 2022)

February 20, 2023
Anthony DeLegge, Benedictine University
The Effects of Vaccine Misinformation on Disease Spread

February 17, 2023
Ananth Srinivas, Louisiana State University
Optimal Control Studies for Additional food provided Prey-Predator Systems involving Holling Type III and Type IV Functional Responses

February 10, 2023
Claus Kadelka, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Heterogeneities in contact patterns matter: how to account for them 

January 27, 2023
Md Shahriar Mahmud, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Dynamics of a diffusive vaccination model with therapeutic impact and non-linear incidence rates

January 20, 2023
Albin Salazar, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
A generic framework to coarse-grain stochastic reaction networks by Abstract Interpretation

November 11, 2022
Parnal Joshi, Iowa State University (Veterinary Medicine)
Identifying protein function annotation differences between mouse and human orthologous proteins

October 14, 2022
Aniket Banerjee, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
The effect of a few very fast diffusers in two species competition

September 30, 2022
Jordan Rozum, State University of New York at Binghamton
Stable motifs in Boolean networks and beyond

May 04, 2022
Lihong Zhao, University of California Merced
Modeling and Global Sensitivity Analysis of Strategies to Mitigate Covid-19 Transmission on a Structured College Campus

April 27, 2022
Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University
Careful or colorful? The evolution of animal ornaments

April 13, 2022
Hayriye Gulbudak, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Heterogeneous viral strategies promote coexistence in virus-microbe systems

April 06, 2022
Hana Dobrovolny, Texas Christian University
Insights into viral coinfections from mathematical models

March 30, 2022
Glenn Ledder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Competition Model with Seasonal Reproduction

March 23, 2022
Cinzia Soresina, University of Graz, Austria
Multistability and time-periodic spatial patterns in the cross-diffusion SKT model

March 02, 2022
Lubna Pinky, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Within-host kinetics of parainfluenza virus infection

February 23, 2022
Md Rafiul Islam, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Taking ethnicity into consideration can lead to a more successful roll-out of limited vaccine: a COVID-19 model-based study

February 16, 2022
Goong Chen, Texas A&M
Modes of Motion of a Coronavirus

February 09, 2022
Tang Quoc Bao, University of Graz, Austria
Global well-posedness of reaction-diffusion systems

February 03, 2022
Md Masud Rana, University of Kentucky
Reduced-Order Modeling in Analyzing the Dynamics of a Spatial Stoichiometric Aquatic Ecosystem

December 08, 2021
Adam Runions, University of Calgary
Modeling Leaf Shape Development & Diversity

December 01, 2021
Anayse Miller, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Age-Structured Population Models of Tissue Organization

November 17, 2021
Andre Voigt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Modelling strategies for reducing the spread of COVID-19

November 03, 2021
Santosh Manicka, Tufts University
Biological regulatory networks are less nonlinear than expected

October 27, 2021
Adrian Lam, Ohio State University
Competition dynamics of phytoplankton species in eutrophic water columns

October 20, 2021
Julie Spencer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Distinguishing Viruses Responsible for Influenza-like Illness

October 13, 2021
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Social Distancing Is a Social Dilemma Game Played by Every Individual against his/her Population

October 06, 2021
Daniel Plaugher, University of Kentucky
Modeling the Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment in Search of Control Targets

September 29, 2021
Rana Parshad, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Some Recent Results in Two Species Competition

September 15, 2021
Kristina Moen, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Tracking the Molecular Evolution of SARS-CoV-2: A Topological Approach

September 08, 2021
Aniket Banerjee, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Exploring the Dynamics of Virulent and Avirulent Aphids: A Case for a "Within Plant" Refuge

September 01, 2021
Claus Kadelka, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Evaluation of the United States COVID-19 vaccine allocation strategy

April 28, 2021
Ivana Bozic, University of Washington
Mathematical model of colorectal cancer initiation

April 21, 2021
Nancy Rodriguez, UC Boulder
The effect of directed movement on the Allee Effect

April 14, 2021
Adam Maclean, University of Southern California
Modeling gene regulatory network dynamics at single-cell resolution

April 07, 2021
Moumita Das, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mechanics and fracture properties of articular cartilage and cartilage-inspired soft materials

March 31, 2021
Veronica Grieneisen, Cardiff University
Mathematical modelling of Morphogenesis in Plants and Animals, from cells to tissues

March 24, 2021
Andrew Krause, Oxford University
Recent Progress & Open Frontiers in Turing-Type Morphogenesis

March 17, 2021
Madhavan Rajagopal Padmanabhan, Iowa State University (Computer Science)
Applications of Submodular Optimization in Information Diffusion

March 10, 2021
Daniel Cruz, Georgia Tech
Agent-based Modeling of Emergent Patterns Within Stem Cell Colonies

March 03, 2021
Elena Dimitrova, Cal Poly
Algebraic design of experiments for network identification

February 24, 2021
Audrey McCombs, Iowa State University (Statistics)
Structure Matters: Network topology and disease dynamics

February 17, 2021
David Murrugarra, University of Kentucky
Improving RNA secondary structure prediction via state inference with machine learning and deep learning methods

February 10, 2021
Anastasios Matzavinos, Brown University
Bayesian uncertainty quantification for particle-based simulations

November 18, 2020
Lauren Childs, Virginia Tech
Modeling Malaria Dynamics within the Mosquito

November 11, 2020
Fusun Akman, Illinois State University
Symmetries of nested canalizing functions and of phase spaces of gene regulatory networks

November 04, 2020
Thomas Woolley, Cardiff University
Patterns, cellular movement and brain tumours

October 28, 2020
Samantha Erwin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Monitoring and Forecasting COVID-19 Disease Progression

October 21, 2020
Ruoyu Wu, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Mean field interaction on random graphs: Erdos-Renyi and multi-color graphs

October 14, 2020
T.M. Murali, Virginia Tech
How to build regulatory networks from single-cell gene expression data

October 07, 2020
Md Rafiul Islam, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases using ordinary and fractional differential equations

September 30, 2020
Laura Strube, Virginia Tech
The role of repeat infection in the dynamics of a simple model of waning and boosting immunity

September 23, 2020
Manoj Srinivasan , Ohio State University
Theories of human locomotion: How healthy humans walk stably and efficiently

September 16, 2020
Eric Takyi, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Diffusion induced extinction and recovery in a Female Harvesting Male Stocking (FHMS) model with weak Allee effects

September 09, 2020
Davit Potoyan, Iowa State University (Chemistry)
Multi-scale modeling of nuclear organization and regulation

September 02, 2020
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Social Distancing amid Social Living 

May 06, 2020
Leonid Rubchinsky, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
In and Out of Synch: Intermittent Synchronization of Living Systems

April 29, 2020
Claus Kadelka, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
A model-based evaluation of the efficacy of COVID-19 social distancing testing and hospital triage policies

April 08, 2020
Ivair Valmorbida, Iowa State University (Entomology)
Soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) response to lambda-cyhalothrin varies with its virulence status to aphid-resistant soybean

April 01, 2020
Matthew ONeal, Iowa State University (Entomology)
Soybean aphids - an invasive pest that changed soybean production in the US.

March 11, 2020
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Why Multilingual, and How to Keep It -- An Evolutionary Dynamics Perspective

March 04, 2020
Amy Toth, Iowa State University (EEOB and Entomology)
Building a super organism: Social insects as models for studying the evolution of biological complexity

February 26, 2020
Eric Takyi, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
On large and small data blow-up solutions in the Classical Trojan Y-Chromosome Model

February 19, 2020
Shofi Andari, Iowa State University (Statistics)
Paired-end reads merging using pair-hidden Markov model

February 12, 2020
Rana Parshad, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Indirect Effects of Invasive Species

February 05, 2020
Claus Kadelka, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Understanding the Rules of Life: Design Principles of Gene Regulatory Networks

January 29, 2020
Kushani da Silva, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
The higher status language doesn't always win: The fall of English in India and the rise of Hindi

January 22, 2020
Audrey McCombs, Iowa State University (Statistics)
Community stability of ecological networks

December 11, 2019
Oyeyemi Oyebola, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Extra Polyloops and their Applications to Biological Inheritance

December 04, 2019
Karin Dorman, Iowa State University (Statistics)
Denoising Illumina Amplicon Data

November 06, 2019
Bob Jernigan, Iowa State University (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology)
Looking for complexity - when pairs are not enough

October 30, 2019
Tom Sappington, USDA
"It's not easy to be me¦": Bridging the worlds of applied ecologists and modelers to change the world of pest management

October 23, 2019
Ian Braun, Iowa State University (GDCB)
Automated methods enable direct computation on phenotypic descriptions for novel candidate gene prediction

October 16, 2019
Haldre Rogers, Iowa State University (EEOB)
What is the fate of an empty forest?

October 09, 2019
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
When Do Cheaters Lose?

September 25, 2019
Kushani da Silva, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
Dynamics of Endangered Languages of the World

September 18, 2019
Eric Takyi, Iowa State University (Mathematics)
The Trojan Y Chromosome strategy