2nd Training School on Optimal Control Theory, Epidemiological Mathematical Modelling and Mosquito Control Strategies

The 2nd Training School on “Optimal Control Theory, Mathematical Modelling and Mosquito Control Strategies” will take place from 4th to 7th of March 2019 in Helsinki,  at Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), in Kumpula district, Helsinki (Finland).

The training school is jointly organized with our Action Member and MC Prof. Heikki HAARIO (Lappeenranta University of Technology AND Finnish Meteorological Institute).

During the Training School there will  be 2 levels of Training provided. One advanced level for Mathematicians and Physicists and one level for Biologists, Chemists and everybody else who is interested. This will help to make the communication (and translation of results) easier between biologists, chemists and entomologists AND those members, who are developing the mathematical models in our network (in Working groups W1/W2).

There will be highly interesting lectures from Senior Trainers such as:

  • “High Performance Textile Finishing for Protection Citizens”, by Ana Maria Grancaric
  • “Dengue in Madeira Island: past and future”, by Sofia Rodriguez
  • “On the role of vector in epidemic modelling”, by Peter Rashkov
  • “An Introduction to the World of Mosquitos”, by Asghar Talbalaghi 
  • “Optimal Control Theory with applications to vector-born diseases”, by Cristiana Silva
  • “General overview on existed test methods of textile materials”, by Blerina Kolgjini
  • “Functionalized nanofibers for metal removal applications”, by Katri Laatikainen
  • “Malaria and Southern Africa –  The perfect Match?”, by Gericke, Adine
  • “Optimization Theory and MatLab”, by Kiril Lisickov
  • ” IT infrastructure within our IMAAC network”, by  Virginia Sanz Sánchez and Markus Schwehm 
  • “Applications of Fractional Calculus to Mathematical Biology”, by Özlem Defterli 
  • “Developement of Nanocomposites for the efficient  control of mosquitoes”, by Iliana Medina
  • “Big Data Analysis, An Introduction”, by Denise De Gaetano
  • “Fluctuation analysis of a vector-borne epidemic model”, by Marcos Capistran
  • “Measuring mosquito repellency in India”, by  Thakar Vinayak
  • “Stabilization problem of biological population”, by Dorota Mozyrska 

And many, many others.


And to make the best out of this training school, everyday after the meetings we will have open conversations between working groups encouraging an open discussion and the networking between the members of our Action. 

We wish you a very good learning and we hope we all together can achieve greater things.  The available knowledge generated by this network will also be beneficial for other sectors within vector-borne diseases research, and will create a positive environment for fruitful collaborations and synergies in this research area.




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