2nd Workshop and Conference on

Modeling Infectious Diseases

Workshop: September 13-18, 2010

Conference: September 20-22, 2010

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Chennai, India

Source: T Jesan et al, arXiv:1006.0685




As part of the IMI Special Year on Mathematical Biology (August 2010-July 2011), IMSc Chennai in association with the IISc Mathematics Initiative and the DST Centre for Mathematical Biology, will be hosting a workshop, followed by a national conference, focused on the modeling of infectious diseases.


The workshop aims at providing hands-on training to researchers from different quantitative sciences in the modeling of several aspects of infectious diseases:

  • Genomics & evolutionary biology of pathogens,
  • Systems biology of host-pathogen interactions, and,
  • Epidemiology: data analysis and mathematical modeling.


The national conference following the workshop will bring together biologists, clinicians and public health specialists working on infectious diseases with scientists from a modeling background, with the aim of fostering cross-disciplinary interactions and long-term collaborations. Contributed talks by participants are encouraged and will be selected from abstracts submitted at the time of application for the conference.


The events are being jointly organized by

  • The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  • DST Centre for Mathematical Biology, Bangalore
  • IISc Mathematics Initiative (IMI), Bangalore.



Forms can be filled on-line at


or downloaded and submitted by either e-mail or post to:

The Secretariat

IISc Mathematics Initiative

Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560 012

Ph: +91-80-22933217, 22933218

Fax: +91-80-23605390

E-mail: imi@math.iisc.ernet.in


Last date of Application: 31 August 2010


For information regarding local arrangements please write to: information10@imsc.res.in


                             Confirmed Speakers



Indrani Bose (Bose Institute, Kolkata)

Invited Speakers

Nagasuma Chandra (IISc Bangalore)

Aparup Das (NIMR Delhi)

Aparup Das (NIMR Delhi)

Narendra Dixit (IISc Bangalore)

Narendra Dixit (IISc Bangalore)

Niloy Ganguly (IIT Kharagpur)

Manish Kakkar (PHFI Delhi)

Sunita Gakkhar (IIT Roorkee)

Gautam Menon (IMSc Chennai)

Anna George (NII Delhi)

Aditya Rao (TCS Hyderabad)

B M Jaffar Ali (Pondicherry Univ)

Chandrika Rao (Piramal, Mumbai)

Manish Kakkar (PHFI Delhi)

Satyajit Rath (NII Delhi)

V Kumaraswami (NIE Chennai)

Ramrup Sarkar (CCMB Hyderabad)

Sarika Mehra (IIT Bombay)

Rahul Siddharthan (IMSc Chennai)

B Ravindran (ILS, Bhubaneswar)

Sitabhra Sinha (IMSc Chennai)

Ramrup Sarkar (CCMB Hyderabad)

Somdatta Sinha (CCMB Hyderabad)

Somdatta Sinha (CCMB Hyderabad)

Sudeshna Sinha (IISER Mohali)

Sudeshna Sinha (IISER Mohali)

Tushar Vaidya (CCMB Hyderabad)

Tushar Vaidya (CCMB Hyderabad)


Organizing Committee: Gautam Menon (IMSc), Somdatta Sinha (CCMB) and Sitabhra Sinha (IMSc, Convener)


List of Participants

Getting Here

Poster in pdf format 

Schedule of Talks