SRINAGAR: A three- Day Lecture Programme on ‘Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems organized by the Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar in collaboration with National Network for Mathematical and Computational Biology-Mohali Node concluded here at KU on Saturday.
The Vice Chancellor, KU Prof Khurshid. I. Andrabi was the chief guest of the inaugural session in which he highlighted the importance of mathematics in life sciences.
He accepted that the life scientists face lot of difficulties in teaching and in research while dealing with mathematical concepts.
Dr. M. A. Khanday, Convener of the programme welcomed the guests and highlighted the relation between mathematics and biology.
“Due to the wide diversity of specific knowledge involved, bio-mathematical research is often done in collaboration between mathematicians, theoretical biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers, life scientists etc,” said Dr Khanday.
He added that mathematical and theoretical biology is an interdisciplinary scientific research field with a range of applications in biology, biotechnology, medicine etc. “Mathematical biology aims at the mathematical representation, treatment and modeling of biological processes, using a variety of applied mathematical techniques and tools”.
Speakers included Prof. Philip Maini, Oxford University, UK; Prof. G. Jayaraman, The University of West Indies, Jamica; Prof. VP Saxena, Former Vice Chancellor Jiwaji University; Prof. Somdatta Sinha, IISER, Mohali & Co-Convener of the programme; Prof. Joydev Chattopdhayay, ISI Kolkata; Prof. KR Pardasani, MANIT Bhopal; Prof. S. Pirzada and Prof. B. A. Ganai, University of Kashmir; Dr. Sandeep Krishna, NCBS Bangalore; Dr. Seema Nanda, TIFR Bangalore; Dr. R. R. Sarkar, NCL Pune; Dr. N. Bairagi, Jadavpur University Kolkata; Dr. Neeru Adlakha, SVNIT Surat;
More than fifty five young researchers and faculty members from different institutes of the country attended three-day programme. Dean Research KU Prof Sheikh Javid Ahmed delivered the concluding speech on the concluding day of the programme.