Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Developing efficient methodologies for modelling stochastic dynamical systems in biology


University of Bath, 10 April 2017 

Modelling stochastic dynamical systems in Biology.jpgJoin us for an interdisciplinary one-day conference which brings together leading mathematicians, biologists and other scientists in the field of stochastic methodological development.

The conference will present recent work on the:

  • analysis of stochastic dynamical systems;
  • development of efficient computational methods for simulating stochastic models over various scales;
  • identification of new research areas.

Our high profile speakers will share novel methods and analysis, as well as efficient algorithms for simulations, in order to bridge the wide range of scales over which biological systems operate.

Tools which facilitate the development of the required multi-scale methodologies, such as complete or approximate analytical solutions, efficient simulation algorithms and hybrid numerical simulation methodologies, will also be discussed.

The three interrelated focus areas of the conference are:

  • Analysis, computation and development of non-spatial (well-mixed) models;
  • Analysis, computation and development of spatio-temporal reaction-diffusion models, including both off-lattice (Brownian dynamics) and on-lattice methodologies (reaction-diffusion master equation);
  • Multiscale and hybrid methods.

Throughout the conference, there will be ample networking opportunities aimed at fostering deeper collaboration between leading UK scientists in the field of stochastic biological modelling.



Conference programme

09:30  Registration and coffee

10:00  Dr Christian Yates – Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath

10:50  Dr Konstantinos Zygalakis – School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh

11:20  Coffee break

11:45  Dr Ramon Grima – School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh

12:30  Lunch

13:30  Dr Louise Dyson - Mathematics Institute and the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

14:00  Professor Radek Erban - Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

14:30  Coffee and Posters

15:30  Professor Ruth Baker - Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

16:15  Closing address

16:20 - 18:00  Posters and networking event (with wine and nibbles).

19:00  Dinner


Venue: University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Wolfson Lecture Theatre (Building 4 West, Room 1.7)


Travel and accommodation 

TripAdvisor, Airbnb and other online accommodation websites list places to stay in Bath and the surrounding area. The YHA hostel is within walking distance of the University of Bath, and there are a number of hotel chains such as Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express in the centre of Bath. 

There is a small amount of funding to support travel and accommodation for early career researchers travelling from within the UK. Please indicate whether you would like to apply for travel and accommodation support when you register for the conference.

The deadline for requesting support is 30 January 2017. The conference registration deadline is 27 February 2017.


Conference organiser

Dr Christian Yates – Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK

For further information about the conference, contact Institute for Mathematical Innovation at


Conference supporters

The conference is supported by an LMS “Celebrating New Appointments” conference grant, the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Bath.


Register for the conference

The registration fee per person is £10.00.


Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration for the conference closes on Monday 27 February 2017.