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Programme Schedule

Modeling Change - Programme Schedule

International Alumni Project funded by the DAAD in Cooperation with the Departments of Biology and Mathematics/Computer Sciences

All interested people, students, colleagues are explicetly welcomed to participate!

Modeling Change – Changing the world? June 29th to July 4th 2015

Groups will partially be divided based on professional expertise

Arrival of international alumni, hotel check-in

3:00 pm, Sanderring University, First meeting, introduction, general information

6 pm, Official Welcome, Toscanasaal, Residenz (right wing entrance)

Prof. Eckhard Pache, Vice president of the University of Wuerzburg
Prof. Markus Engstler, Dean of the Faculty of Biology
Prof. Michael Falk, Dean of the Fakulty of Mathematicas and Informatics.

Kurz-Präsentationen von

  • Prof. Gerhard Sextl, Director Fraunhofer Institute Wuerzburg
  • Oliver Freitag, Abteilungsleiter Innovation und Umwelt, Industrie- und Handelskammer Würzburg - ein Überblick übe die Förderlandschaft in Deutschland/Bayern

Afterwards get together Hofkeller Wuerzburg for international Alumni only.

Rooms from 10 am to 5 pm: Bio Kursgebäude Hubland Nord 00.202 and 00.203

Scholarly impulses and discussion

  • 10 am
    Prof. Christian Klingenberg, Chair of Mathematische Strömungstechnik,  "Examples of mathematical modeling - are they a paradigm for modeling biological phenomena?"
  • 10:45 am
    Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar, “Social Regulation of Reproduction in an Insect Society”, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, President Indian National Science Academy, co-organised by the Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociobiology

12:30 pm -1:30 pm   Meeting the collegues at lunch, Frankenstube at the Hubland

1:30 pm – 4 pm Workshop (coffee break included), discussion of phenomena in times of rapid change. What is connected? Where is non-linearity? Meeting the experts:

  • Biology, Host Meik Kunz
    Prof. Iddya Karunasagar, India
    Prof. Bavita Ashtir, India, Department of Biochemistry, Punjab Agricultural University, "Globalisation versus personalisation: my 45-year experience above their impact on medical microbiology"
    Introduction of Dr. Adriana Geisinger by Prof. Benavente followed by Dr. Adriana Geisinger, Uruguay
    Ass. Prof. Manimozhiyan Arumugam, Denmark

  • Mathematics, Host Prof. Christian Klingenberg
    1.30 pm Prof. Jiri Neustupa, "Regularity of solutions to Navier-Stokes equations", Czech Rupublic
    2 pm Prof. Feng Xie, "Existence of solutions to the Prandtl equations", China
    3 pm Prof. Rony Touma,  "Well-balanced central schemes for shallow water equations", Lebanon
    3.30 pm Prof. Imran Biswas, "Continuous dependence estimate for conservation laws with Lévy noise", India

4 pm – 5 pm Outlook: How reliable are the results of modelling?
Hosts Juan Prada and Dr. ElenaBencúrová.     

7 pm - 9 pm Public lecture (also for non-scientists) followed by reception
Zuse-Hörsaal, Hubland Süd, Informatikgebäude

"From the ocean to the microbe: metagenomics in a changing world", Prof. Peer Bork, Senior Scientist and Strategic Head of Bioinformatics, EMBL Heidelberg and honorary professor of Würzburg University, Metagenomics

Bio Kursgebäude Hubland Nord 00.202 and 00.203

Scholarly impulse and discussion

  • 10 am                   
    Prof. Thomas Dandekar, Chair of Bioinformatics, „Living in a world of combined non-linear risks: We can not change it – We have to change!“
  • 10:45 am
    Sibusiso Mabuza, Institut of Mathematics Uni Würzburg, "Mathematical modeling and simulations of drug carriers in blood vessels"

11:30 am
BayInd, Hof, Dr. Daniel Werner "Hochschulzentren Bayern – Possibility of programmes, strucutres, best practise"

12:30  am – 1:30 pm  Meeting the collegues at lunch

1:30 pm – 4 pm  Workshop (coffee break included): Discussing biodiversity, individual examples and individual adaptation to global change

  • Biology, Host: Juan Prada
    Prof. Levente Emody, Hungary, "Globalisation versus personalisation: my 45-year experience above their impact on medical microbiology"
    Dr. David Atlan, Phenosystems, “The key to unlock individual genome information”, Swiss
    Beat Wolf, “Detecting individual genome variety: De novo genome assembly versus mapping to a reference genome”, Switzerland
    Prof. Aladar Szalay, "Coping with the biodiversity of tumors: Oncolytic virus therapy", USA

  • Mathematics, Host: Prof. Christian Klingenberg
    1.30 pm Dr. Johanna Ridder, Norway, "Convergence of a numerical scheme for the Ostrovsky-Hunter equn.
    2 pm Prof. Ujwal Koley, India "Finite difference schemes for diffusive dispersive conservation laws"
    3 pm Marlies Pirner, "On a kinetic multy species, BGK model"
    3.30 pm Prof. Guiseppe Stracquadanio, Italy, "On numerical methods for equations of BGK type"

4 pm – 5 pm              
Outlook: instructions for future actions, Joint session; Host: Meik Kunz

7:30 pm Public lecutre, Toscanasaal, Residenz (right wing gate), german language
Contemporary European history, Greetings by the president of the University and the Kulturrat of the Embassy of France, Emmanuel Suard, Georg Rosenthal, Member of Bavarian State Parliament, Prof. Klaus Schoenhoven and Prof. Peter Hoeres

Scholarly impulses

  • 10 am, Kursgebäude Nord
    Prof. Bingsheng He, Nanjing University, Mathematics, China, "Optimization: a useful mathematical method illustrated for image processing"

    Room No. D003a Biozentrum
  • 11 am
    Prof. Berend Snel, Netherlands, Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics, Universität Utrecht, “Evolutionary genomics of eukaryotes?”

Room No. D003a, Biozentrum
11.30 am – 12 am  
Women in Science, Prof. Marie Christine Dabauvalle, Host: Dr. Edita Sharukanyan

12 am  – 1:30 pm  Lunch with speakers, Frankenstube at the Hubland

Room No. D003a, Biozentrum
1:30 pm – 4 pm
Workshop (coffee break included): What are global trends? What changes globally, what changes locally?

  • Biology
    Introduction: Prof. Thomas Dandekar                       
    Following Prof. Schartl and Günther Broenner, Biozentrumstag, guided tour

  • Mathematics
    1.30 pm
    Dr. Sudarshan Kumar, India, "Numerical methods for two-phase flow in porous media"
    2 pm
    Assit. Prof. Hèlene Mathis, Switzerland, "Modeling phase transition and metastable phases"
    3 pm
    Prof. Marica Pelanti, France, "A scheme for low Mach number flows in two phase flow"
    3.30 pm
    Wasilij Barsukow, "Studying a Roe-type scheme for the low Mach number regime of inviscid hydrodynamics"

4 pm – 5 pm        
Outlook: presentation of results and discussion, Prof. Thomas Dandekar, Joint session

6.30 pm  Public lectures, also for non scientists; Hörsaal A 102, Biozentrum
and greetings of Dr. Uwe Klug, Chancellor of the University of Wuerzburg and Muchtar Al-Ghusain, Kultur-Referent of the City of Wuerzburg

  • Dr. Kristina Articus-Lepage., Belgian Science Policy Office, „Anticipating Change: Science Policy Interfaces and Biodiversity Research"

  • Prof. Heiko Paeth, Chair of Physical Geography,“Climate and beyond – Modeling Global change”

Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Am Hubland, Room No. 1.002 and 1.013

Results and the Würzburg recommendations; Modelling Change: Biological and mathematical approaches

  • 9.30 am Biology, Host: Dr. Edita Sharukanyan
    Prof. Szalay, USA "Future of modern medicine: Vaccinia virus and beyond"
    Dr. Lucas Moitinho-Silva, Australia "Exploration of microbial diversity in marine sponges by deep sequencing"

  • 10 am Mathematics, Host Prof. Christian Klingenberg
    10 am
    Dr. Andreas Hiltebrand, Switzerland, "Entropy-stable discontinuous Galerkin schemes for Euler equns."
    10.30 am
    Prof. Adi Adimurthi, India Tata Institute, India, "Shocks in hyperbolic conversation laws"

1 pm – 2 pm  Lunch with Service Center for Research and Technology Transfer

2 pm – 3 pm  Public doctorate speech of Joel Bargul, Kenia, Hörsaal A 101

5 pm Meeting german Alumni at the Hofgartenweinfest

6 pm Guided tour for the international Alumni

Room 112, Sanderring University

9:30 am                
Workshop: „Modeling of a strategic expansion of international alumni commitment“,

  • Evaluation of existing alumni visions/strategies from the international perspective, Feedback of international alumni
  • Expansion of alumni “ambassador” and contact role in the respective home countries 
    Digital  entry; All international guests are invited to participate at designing a digital, international book which will be published. By those means, the introduction of new cooperations, the establishment of business contacts, etc. shall be enhanced and simplified.

12:30 pm  Lunch and international exchange

1.30 pm
Exchange with International Office, Immanuel Petermeier and regarding international affairs Prof. Jürgen Kreft