Mathematical Biology:

A Multidisciplinary Endeavour.

Centro Académico y Cultural, UNAM Campus Juriquilla
Querétaro, México.

January 11-14, 2016

Presentations NEW: Pumabus timetable

Applied and Computational Mathematics are essential branches of mathematics on the understanding of natural phenomena. Such an importance gives a great excuse to set up the Multidisciplinary Node of Applied Mathematics (NMMA) group. This group has been recently formed at the Instituto de Matemáticas Unidad Juriquilla, UNAM, which aims to work on problems where applied and computational mathematics find a niche. Researchers based on the Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, UNAM Campus Morelia and the Instituto de Investigación en Matemáticas Aplicadas y Sistemas, UNAM, also collaborate with the group, which mainly consists of early career young researchers.

In order to build a collaboration network for the NMMA and celebrate his formation, the Instituto de Matemáticas enthusiastically organises this conference, which will take place at the UNAM Campus Juriquilla. Topics to be addressed are such as evolutionary ecology, epidemiology, neurosciences, bioinformatics, pattern formation and mathematical methods, and theories and tools susceptible to be applied on these subjects.

This meeting seeks for: (a) bringing about researchers interested in mathematical and computational biology from different areas of expertise, and (b) establishing a research and collaborations network among peers from national and international institutions.

Keynote Speakers

Jorge Balbás

Department of Mathematics,
California State University, Northridge

Bedr’Eddine Ainseba

College of Science and Technology,
University of Bordeaux

Zhilan Feng

Department of Mathematics,
Purdue University

Maribel Hernández

Instituto de Matemáticas,
Campus Juriquilla
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Gerardo Hernández

Instituto de Matemáticas,
Campus Juriquilla
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Michael Hochberg

Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, CNRS,
Université Montpellier 2, France

Pablo Marquet

Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pedro Miramontes

Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mayra Nuñez

Departamento de Ciencias Básicas,
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Ramón Plaza

Departamento de Matemáticas y Mecánica IIMAS, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Guillermo Ramírez

Instituto de Matemáticas,
Campus Juriquilla
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

José Ramos

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Rolando Rebolledo

Departamento de Matemáticas,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Peter Stadler

Universität Leipzig

Denis Thieffry

Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, France

Tentative Program (subject to change)

ProgramMonday 11Tuesday 12Wednesday 13
08:45-09:00Welcome ceremony
09:00-10:00 Pablo A Marquet Michael Hochberg Rolando Rebolledo
10:00-10:30 Elizabeth Santiago Alejandra Medina Juan C. Jáuregui
11:00-12:00 Zhilan Feng Peter Stadler Ivan Santamaría
12:00-13:00 Marcos Capistrán Denis Thieffry

Free time
to explore
Querétaro city
15:00-15:30 Víctor Breña Luz de Teresa
15:45-16:45 Bedr’Edinne Ainseba Maribel Hernández
16:45-17:45 Guillermo Ramírez Gerardo Hernández
ProgramThursday 14
09:00-10:00 Jorge Balbás
10:00-10:30 Luis Concha
11:00-12:00 José Ramos
12:00-13:00 José Luis Aragón
14:30-15:30Pedro Miramontes
15:45-16:45 Mayra Nuñez
16:45-17:45 Ramón Plaza
17:45-:18:00Concluding remarks

Travel Award Application

Application deadline: October 28, 2015.

This award supports students and young researchers attendance, and covers accommodation, lunch and partially local transportation between hotel and event venue.

A suitable candidate for this financial support application should be enrolled on a graduate program on mathematics, physics, engineering, computer sciences, and biology with strong interests on mathematics. Students nearly to earn an undergraduate degree with a high grade point average are also encouraged to apply.

  • Letter of application. The applicant should briefly explain assistance reasons and list the last three courses successfully completed.
  • Letter of recommendation. The applicant should provide a recommendation letter (PDF format) which must be elaborated by an advisor or academic mentor.

To whom earn such an award, a double-sided soft copy of an official identification will be asked to provide.

Award list

Locations and venue information

How to get UNAM Campus Juriquilla from Mexico City airport.

Travelling to Querétaro from Mexico City International Airport can be done by coach. To do so, Primera Plus is a very comfortable coach brand and is recommended. Counters are located in both airport terminals, and coach tickets cost close to MXN$300.00 (~US$18.00) one way. No prior booking is needed. Clear indications on how-to-get to coach terminal can be easily spotted in both airport terminals.

Once Querétaro is reached, the best way to get Juriquilla from coach terminal is by taxi. Counters are located in there and also right next to taxi boarding area; there is no way to book a taxi online.

Local information.

The city of Querétaro is a very beautiful town to visit. Activities information can be found here:

There is a vibrant cuisine that Querétaro city offers, here is a short list which deserves a visit to be paid:

Organising committee

Jorge X. Velasco Hernández

Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM
Unidad Juriquilla

Víctor F. Breña Medina

Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, UNAM
Campus Morelia


Red de Matemáticas y Desarrollo