Welcome to Biomath 2017

NEW: Photos from the conference

NEW: Extended submission deadline for Special Issue Biomathematics

NEW: Biomath 2017 Conference Proceedings

NEW: Final conference program with names of speakers

NEW: Social Programme for Accompanying Persons

The annual international conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (Biomath 2017) will take place from 25th to 30th June 2017 at Skukuza Camp in Kruger Park, South Africa, and will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the SARChI Chair on Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences at University of Pretoria. The conference is devoted to recent research in life sciences based on applications of mathematics as well as mathematics applied to or motivated by biological studies. It is a multidisciplinary meeting forum for researchers who develop and apply mathematical and computational tools to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biology, ecology, medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering, environmental science, etc.

Contributed talks in any of these fields are invited for presentation at the conference. Participants need to submit a one-page abstract indicating clearly the significance of the reported results for the advancement of knowledge in bioscience and/or biotechnology. Abstracts submission deadline: 28 February 2017.

Proceeding of the conference will be published in volume 6 (2017) of the journal "BIOMATH" and in a special issue BIOMATH of the Wiley journal "Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences". The authors need to comply with the scope and the requirements of the journal if they would like to submit. Papers submission deadline: 30 June 2017.

History: The conference continues a tradition of scientific meetings on Biomathematics held in Bulgaria since 1995 (see Biomath forum). It is supported by several research units of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences several Universities (such as the Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski", Technical University Sofia, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", South-West University "Neofit Rilski"), as well as the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians. The BIOMATH conference is also supported by the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB). A satelite conference to Biomath 2015 was hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the SARChI Chair on Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences of University of Pretoria at the Hatfield campus of the University.

Roumen Anguelov (University of Pretoria, e-mail:, tel.: +27-12-420-2874)
Michael Chapwanya (University of Pretoria,, tel.: +27-12-420-2837)

Biomath School for Young Scientists
The school comprises plenary lectures, contributed presentations (talks and posters) and an instructional workshop. The lectures at the school are of more introductory nature giving foundations and insight into the respective topic rather then focusing on new results and are presented by some of the keynote speakers of the conference. A central event for the school is the Hot Topics Workshop. Several scholars act as moderators, presenting "hot areas" and related open problems. All PhD students and young scientists participating in the conference are considered members of the School for Young Scientists. Their presentations (oral or posters) will be assessed by a jury. more