Mathematical modelling of complexity in life sciences
Université IbnTofail-Kénitra
Tuesday 4th July

1. Organizers

Prof. Nadia Raïssi, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.
Dr. Abdessamad Tridane, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.

2. Boarder impact

This mini-symposuim aims at investigating applications of cutting edge mathematical tools that to help in finding possible solution to ecological problems and control strategy of diseases (in human and well as in plant, animal and pests) in Africa. Although the last few years have witnessed impressive growth of mathematical complex system in biology, most of this research has been carried out in universities and institutes in USA, Canada and Europe. Furthermore, in the field of mathematical biology there are limited collaborations between the western and African countries, and substantial joint research is not very common. Moreover, many of the most compelling advances in mathematical and computational modeling in biology and multidisciplinary studies have yet to be applied across the African regions. Therefore, it is the objective of this proposed mini symposuim to address these needs by bringing together best known African scientists in mathematical modeling to explore the new and complex challenges for mathematical modeling of emerging diseases and ecological problems in Africa, and to develop and identify the potential areas for collaboration.

3. Objectives

As the scientific discovers in life sciences are unveiling to us the scales of the complexity in nature. The mathematical modeling of these complexities is becoming an important tools to contribute in the understanding of the complexity in nature. Mathematical tools used in the modeling can shed lights on issues the experimental work can completely ignore and answer questions that are not feasible for the empirical research in life sciences. These mathematical tools ( that include differential equations, partial differential equations, delay differential equation, stochastic differential equations…) had applied in problems related to biology, medicine and environmental, just to mention some.
The aim of this mini-symposium is gather scientists with expertise in this field to give short talk on the latest results in the modeling complexity in life science in general, in medicine and ecology in particular. The talk will cover varity of mathematical modeling techniques that in aim solve problems
The mini-symposium will have two sessions. The morning session will be on mathematical modeling of complexity in ecology and session will be leaded by Professor Nadia Rassi. The topics that will be cover in this session are

  • Mathematical Modelling for fisheries management
  • • Ecological applications of Viability theory
  • Ecosystem management
  • Predator and pray with diffussion
The afternoon session will be on mathematical modeling of complexity medicine and will be leaded by Dr. Abdessamad Tridane. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Mathematical modeling of complexity in epidemics
  • Mathematical modeling of complexity in oncology
  • Mathematical modeling of complexity in immune response
  • Mathematical modeling of complexity in infectious diseases

4. The speakers

We have the total of 14 speaker that will divide on two groups depend on the topics as mentioned previously.The tentative list of participants with the title and their affiliation is :

Title Speaker Affiliation Abstract
1 Complex Arabesques and Canards Applications in physiology of vegetative system. Jacques Demongeot University Grenoble Alpes FRANCE & Institut Universitaire de France
2 Modelling population dynamics of large mammals in Amboseli National Park, Kenya Tri Nguyen-Huu University Caddi Ayyad & IRD, Bondy France
3 Mathematical modeling of early stage of HBV with innate and adaptive immune response Karam Allali Université Hassan II Mohammedia , Casablanca, Morocco
4 Robust stabilization with onterval observers in wastewater treatment models Mustapha Serhani University Moulay Ismail Méknès
5 Mathematical Analysis of Impact of HIV/AIDS on Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Seidu Baba University for Develoment Studies, Ghana
6 Chemotherapy cancer model: computation of viability kernel Halima Essadi Université Moulay Ismail Méknès, Maroc
7 Mathematical modeling of the imported malaria in north Africa Souad Yacheur University of Tlemcen
8 Global stability analysis of Ebola virus dynamics model with varying population size Khadija Niri Université Hassan II Ain Chock Casablanca MAROC
9 Pattern Formation For a Predator-Prey Model with Holling Type II Functionnal Response and Cross-Diffusion Radouane Yafia Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco
10 Stochastic epidemic model with Lévy jumps Mohamed El Fatini Université Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco
11 A Review of mathematical modeling of Hepatitis B and immune response. Khalid Hattaf Centre Régional des Métiers de l’Education et de la Formation, Casablanca, Morocco
12 Modeling and Optimal Control of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Eric Neebo Wiah University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana
13 Commercial fishing model : Application of differential game theory Mounir Jerry FSJES Meknes, Morocco & FSJES Kenitra, Morocco
14 Mathematical modeling of Thalassemia Abdessamad Tridane United Arab Emirates University. UAE