About the symposium

This symposium brought together leading researchers devoted to advancing interdisciplinary efforts at the interface of the quantitative, biological, and biomedical sciences to address key challenges in biology and biomedicine. A follow-up to the successful First Atlantic Coast Conference on Mathematics in the Life and Biological Sciences held at Virginia Tech in May 2007, the symposium featured plenary lectures focused on "big picture" ideas by seven distinguished scientists as well as invited lectures by a host of researchers representing a diverse range of disciplines. The conference followed a single-session format, with no parallel presentations, to promote discussion and interaction among all attendees. Participansts included mathematical scientists, including applied mathematicians, biomathematicians, and statisticians; engineers; and biological and medical scientists interested in exploring the role of quantitative principles in biology and biomedicine.

The symposium was sponsored jointly by the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine and the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University.

Photo: Bell Tower


The program featured invited talks by leading researchers in the quantitative and biomedical sciences (see below for list of plenary lectures).
Click here for the full program and slides from presentations

Plenary lectures

John Burns, Virginia Tech
Sensitivity Analysis of a Cancer Model with Drug Treatment

Alun Lloyd, North Carolina State University
Genetic Strategies for Controlling Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Christopher Portier, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Identifying Toxicity Pathways for High-Throughput Screening

Eric Rosenberg, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Acute HIV-1 Infection: Translating Pathogenesis into Opportunity

Jeff Sachs, Merck Research Laboratories
Mathematical Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Butch Tsiatis, North Carolina State University
An Overview of Dynamic Treatment Regimes

Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University
Modeling Antibiotic Resistance Epidemics in Hospitals

Organizing committee

M. Davidian, H.T. Banks, North Carolina State University, Co-Chairs
J.A. Burns, Virginia Tech
M.E. Csete, Emory University
M.A. Horn, National Science Foundation