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We invite you to participate in The 5th Geoffrey J. Butler Memorial Conference on Differential Equations and Population Biology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, from July 25-30, 2011, shortly after the 2011 ICIAM meeting in Vancouver. This conference in the memory of our late colleague, Geoffrey James Butler, follows four highly successful previous such conferences.

The Butler Speaker for 2011 will be Professor Jianhong Wu of York University, who will give three Butler Memorial Lectures throughout the conference. Previous Butler Speakers were Professors Paul Waltman, Jean Mahwin, Jack Hale, and Gail Wolkowicz. One-hour keynote lectures will be delivered by the following speakers:

Arno Berger (Alberta)
Gerda de Vries (Alberta)
Josef Hofbauer (Vienna)
Yang Kuang (Arizona State)
Yuan Lou (Ohio State)
Philip Maini (Oxford)
Shigui Ruan (Miami)
Yasuhiro Takeuchi (Japan)
Horst Thieme (Arizona State)
Wendi Wang (China)
Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster)
Yingfei Yi (Georgia Tech)

The scientific scope of the Butler conference series covers two important fields of scientific research. The scope in differential equations covers ODEs, PDEs, FDEs, and abstract dynamical systems. The scope in population biology has grown from the traditional ecology to include epidemiology, physiology, cell biology, systems biology, immunology and other medical applications. By bringing together researchers from two interconnected disciplines, the Butler conference presents a unique opportunity to promote and nurture scientific exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.

There will be a proceedings of the conference published in the Canadian Applied Math Quarterly (CAMQ). All participants who present a paper at the conference are welcome to submit a paper containing original research or of a survey nature to be published in the Proceedings. The deadline for submission will be July 30, 2011. All papers will be refereed.

Subject to our funding applications, studentships will be available to provide partial support for graduate students to participate in the conference. Further details will be provided on the website.

Hope to see you in Edmonton.

Michael Li, mli@math.ualberta.ca
Herb Freedman, hfreedma@math.ualberta.ca
Hao Wang, hwang@math.ualberta.ca
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