|AMMCS-2013 Venue: Wilfrid Laurier
University Campus in Waterloo, Canada
Minisymposium (ID: SS-MIPD)
Mathematical Immunology and Pathogen Dynamics
Organizers: Jane Heffernan (CDM, Math & Stats, York U)
The immune system offers a sophisticated, natural and
arguably the most reliable defense mechanism against many infectious
diseases. Major advances in knowledge of the organization and function
of the immune system and its interactions with infectious pathogens have
been made very recently. Yet, significant gaps in knowledge continue to
exist. While experimental research has made outstanding contributions by
identification and physical characterization of the key components of
immune system and their mutual interactions, an understanding of their
dynamical behavior as these relate to suppression or persistence of an
infection remains limited. Mathematical modelling of the immune system
and pathogen dynamics has recently emerged as a major field of study (in
the past few decades) and holds great promise in providing new insights
into the dynamical processes intrinsic to mechanism and control of
infectious diseases. This session includes studies of immune system and
pathogen dynamics which contribute to the understanding of immune system
protection against infectious diseases, and/or mechanisms and
characteristics of pathogens enabling immune escape.
Please note the ID code assigned to your presentation (identical to the ID code of your accepted abstract). It is required for submitting your paper for the AMMCS-2013 Proceedings. Submission is not mandatory. All submitted papers will be refereed and only accepted papers will be published in the AMMCS-2013 Proceedings.
If you intend to submit your paper, please go to the AMMCS-2013 Proceedings Page. Follow exactly the Author Instructions accessible from that page.