Mathematics inspired by immuno-epidemiology

August 24 to August 28, 2015

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Maria Vittoria Barbarossa, Rongsong Liu, and Gergely Roest

Original Announcement

This workshop aims to link the separate fields of mathematical immunology and mathematical epidemiology, to connect them into what shall become mathematical immuno-epidemiology.

Immuno-epidemiology is a quite recent field which combines individual- and population-oriented approaches to create new perspectives. Its main goal is to study the influence of the immune status of single hosts on epidemiological patterns.

As it happens for other life sciences, mathematics can be an important tool for immuno-epidemiological research. The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a realistic mathematical description of how the fields of immunology and epidemiology are correlated. The main topics for the workshop are:

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.

Papers arising from the workshop:

How ticks keep ticking in the adversity of host immune reactions
by  Rachel Jennings, Yang Kuang, Horst R. Thieme, Jianhong Wu and Xiaotian Wu