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Second International Workshop-School CHAOS and DYNAMICS in BIOLOGICAL NETWORKS

Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargčse – Corsica (France)
Second International Workshop-School
May 3 – 8, 2010

Scientific organization: Bernard Cazelles (ENS, Paris), Mario Chavez (Hôpital de la Salpętričre, Paris), Maurice Courbage (Université Paris 7- Denis Diderot)

Scientific committee:V. Afraďmovich (Mexique), B. Cazelles (France), M. Chavez (France), L. Chua (USA), M. Courbage (France), A. Goldbeter (Belgique), F. Guichard (Canada), H. Korn (France), R. Lima (France), RR. Llinas (USA), M. C. Mackey (Canada), V.I. Nekorkin (Russie), M. Pascual (USA), M. Rabinovich (USA).

The main goal of this second International Workshop is to develop the mutual interaction between specialists from biology, nonlinear dynamics, physics and mathematics.
More and more works show that biological systems have non linear dynamics, so they may have also chaotic behavior and strange attractors. In neural systems new observations show that chaos appears both on the level of one neuron and on the level of large networks. In population dynamics, chaos has been observed in experimental cultures and seems to be important in the diffusion of transmitted diseases in social networks. It becomes obvious that there is a challenging demand for studying and modeling complex dynamics of biological systems in order to describe various modes and activities. In particular, there is a need to understand the interplay between non linearity and stochasticity of biological processes.
The workshop will gather specialists from several horizons lecturing and discussing on the achievements and perspectives both fundamental and applied, not excluding junior scientists and PhD students.
List of topics:
• Neurodynamics
• Population dynamics and Epidemiology
• Genetic networks
• Biological rhythmes

Preliminary List of Invited Speakers

S. Ballesteros, Centro de Matematica e Aplicacoes Fundamentais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
S. Bottani, Matičres et Systčmes Complexes, Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France
B. Cazelles, Ecologie et Evolution, UPMC-CNRS-ENS, Paris
M. Chavez, Lab. Cognitive Neurosc. and Brain Imaging, Hôpital Salpętričre, Paris, France
L. Chua, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Berkeley, USA
M. Courbage, Matičres et Systčmes Complexes, Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France
A. Daffertshofer, Faculty of Human Mouvement, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A. Goldbeter, Unité de Chronobiologie Théoriquen Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
H. Korn, Département de Neuroscience, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
J. Kurths, Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Potsdam, Germany
R. MacKay, Centre for Complexity Science, Warwick Mathematics Institute, Coventry, UK
V. Latora, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Catania, Italy
C. Letellier, CORIA, Université de Rouen, France
A. Lesne, CNRS & IHES, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Y. Maistrenko, Institute of Marhematics NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv
V. Nekorkin, Inst. of Applied Physics, RAS, Nighny-Novgorod, Russia
M. Sanjuan, Department of Physics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
N. Stollenwerk, Centro de Matematica e Aplicacoes Fundamentais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
E. Vergu, Mathématique et Informatique Appliquées, INRA, Jouy-en Josas, France

SPONSORS : CNRS – Collectivité Territoriale de Corse – RNSC (Réseau National des Systčmes Complexes) – SICC (Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity)

Registration can be carried out through the web page

Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is April 15, 2010. The registration fees are 500 Euros. They include the accommodation, lunches, coffee break, etc. Dinners and Sunday meals are not included. An additional charge will be asked for an individual room or for accompanied people.

For CNRS researchers, fees, local and travel expenses are fully covered (see your CNRS Delagation).

Grants might be available to cover fees and, eventually, part of travel expenses. Application for support should be accompanied by a short curriculum vitae, a summary of research activities or one recommendation letter by a confirmed researcher. Final decision will be made at April 10, 2010.

Registration form, grant application and all other information should be sent by email to: chaosbionetwork -at-

For any additional information contact the coordinating person:
Bernard Cazelles
UMR 7625 UPMC – CNRS – ENS, 46 rue d’Ulm,
75230 Paris cedex 5, France.
Tel : 33-1- 44 32 38 67 Fax : 33-1- 44 32 38 85
email: cazelles -at-