DIMACS Workshop on Models of Co-Evolution of Hosts and Pathogens

October 9 - 11, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Organizers:
Viggo Andreasen, Roskilde, viggo@fatou.ruc.dk
Andrea Pugliese, Universita di Trento, pugliese@science.unitn.it
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology.

Workshop Program:

Monday, October 9, 2006

 9:45 - 10:30  Breakfast and Registration

10:30 - 11:00  Welcome and Opening remarks
               Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director and
               Viggo Andreasen, Roskilde and Andrea Pugliese, Universita di Trento

11:00 - 11:45  Evolution of Virulence: Interdependence,
               Constraints, and Selection using Nested Models
               Michael Gilchrist, University College Dublin

11:45 - 12:30  Coupling Ecology and Evolution: Malaria and the S-Gene Across Time Scales
               Zhilan Feng, Purdue University

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch

 2:00 -  2:45  Models for Biofilm Dynamics and Phenotypic Resistance
               Jorge Velasco-Hernendez

 2:45 -  3:30  Networks as Evolutionary Landscapes
               Jon Read, University of Warwick 
 
 3:30 -  3:35  The network structure of a college student population 
               influences the dynamics of influenza epidemics
               (Poster Presentation)
               R Van Cott, SUNY Geneseo

 3:35 -  4:05  Rapid evolution and Predator-Prey Dynamics
               with Variable Cost of Defense 
               Rebecca Dore, Cornell University 

 4:05 -  4:30  Break

 4:30 -  5:30  Discussion: biological issues and methods in coevolution models;
               organization of 2-3 groups to continue on Tuesday

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 - 10:00  Transmission and Control of Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza
               Gerardo Chowell-Puente, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 9:45 - 10:30  Epochal Evolution Shapes the Phylodynamics of
               Interpandemic Influenza
               Katia Koelle, Penn State

10:30 - 11:00  Break

11:00 - 11:45  Multi-Strain Disease Models with Antibody-Dependent Enhancement
               Lora Billings, Montclair State University 

11:45 - 12:30  Annual Models of Influenza Drift Evolution
               Viggo Andreasen, Roskilde

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch

 2:00 -  2:30  Using Semi-Deterministic Models to Describe Dynamics of Highly
               Infectious Multi-Strain Diseases
               Pavlo Minayev, Imperial College London 

 2:30 -  3:00  The Influence of Cross-Immunity on the Coexistence, 
               Invasion and Evolution of Pathogen Strains
               Ben Adams, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

 3:00 -  3:30  Break

 3:30          Group Discussion

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 -  9:45  Simplified Models of Host Immune Response, and the Evolution of Virulence
               Andrea Pugliese, UniversitÓ di Trento, Italy

 9:45 - 10:30  Pathogen Type Replacement: Theoretical Mechanism
               Maia Martcheva, University of Florida

10:30 - 11:00  Break

11:00 - 12:30  Reports of Group Discussion and End

12:30          Lunch



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