Date  Speaker / Topic 
Mon Jan 6 
No seminar (First Day of Classes) 
Monday, Jan. 13  Dr. Marc Roussel Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Lethbridge Irregularly switched dynamical systems: Synchronization and enhanced wave propagation (partially funded by PIMS) 
Monday, Jan. 20  Dr. Chad Topaz Department of Mathematics Duke Unviversity A simple kinematic model for twodimensional swarms 
Monday, Jan. 27  Dr. Erik Noonburg Department of Zoology Unviversity of Toronto Spatial scale and spatial dynamics in biological invasions 
Monday, Feb. 3  Dr. Bill Fagan Department of Biology Maryland University Rarity and spatial scale in desert fishes: quantifying the linkage between fragmentation and extinction risk across species (partially funded by PIMS) 
Monday, Feb. 10  Dr. Jack Tuszynski Department of Physics University of Alberta From the Structure of Tubulin to the Function of Microtubules 
Monday, Feb. 24  Dr. Sandy Anderson Department of Mathematics Dundee University Mathematical Modelling of Solid Tumour Growth: Angiogenesis and Invasion (partially funded by PIMS, BIOX Speaker) 
Monday, Mar. 3  Dr. Thomas Hillen Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences University of Alberta VolumeFilling and QuorumSensing in Models for Chemotaxis 
Monday, Mar. 10  Dr. Christina Cobbold Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Sciences University of Alberta Spatial and temporal impacts of parasitoid emergence time on the forest tent caterpillar 
Monday, Mar. 17  Dr. Eirikur Palsson Department of Biological Sciences Simon Fraser University A 3D model to study interplay of cell adhesion and chemotaxis in multicellular systems. 
Monday, Mar. 24  Dr. Alexei Potapov Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Sciences University of Alberta Climate and competition: the effect of moving range boundaries on habitat invasibility 
Monday, Mar. 31  Dr. Marjorie Wonham Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Sciences University of Alberta Invasion Model for West Nile Virus 
Fall 2002  
Date 
Speaker/Topic 
Thursday, Aug. 22  Dr. Michael Ward Department of Mathematics University of British Columbia PulseSplitting and Oscillatory Instabilities of Localized Solutions to the GiererMeinhardt Model 
Monday, Sept. 9  Dr. Alex Mogilner Department of Mathematics and Center for Genetics and Development University of California How nematode sperm crawl (partially funded by PIMS) 
Monday, Sept. 16  Peter Schofield Department of Mathematics Dundee University Wolbachia Invasion Waves 
Monday, Sept. 23  Dr. Kelvin Jones Department of Bioengineering University of Alberta InputOutput Functions of Mammalian Spinal Motoneurons 
Monday, Sept. 30  Dr. Frithjof Lutscher Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences University of Alberta Survival in fragmented habitats 
Monday, Oct. 7  Dr. Elizaveta Pachepsky Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology University of California, Santa Barbara TBA 
Monday, Oct. 14  Thanksgiving  No seminar this week 
Monday, Oct. 21  Dr. Kelvin Jones Department of Bioengineering University of Alberta InputOutput Functions of Mammalian Spinal Motoneurons 
Monday, Oct. 28  Dr. Tomas Roslin Metapopulation Research Group University of Helsinki Five ways to measure insect dispersal 
Monday, Nov. 4  Dr. Rebecca Tyson Department of Mathematics and Statistics Okanagan University College A Minimal Mechanism of Bacterial Pattern Formation (partially funded by PIMS) 
Monday, Nov. 11 

Monday, Nov. 18  Dr. Brian Leung Department of Biological Sciences University of Notre Dame Biological Invasions: Predictions, Risk, and Action 
Monday, Nov. 25  Dr. H.I. Freedman Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences University of Alberta A Model for the Spread of Cancer by Metastasis with Treatment by Chemotherapy 
Monday, Dec. 2  Yasmin Dolak Vienna University of Technology A Kinetic Theory Approach to Resolve the Chemotactic Wave Paradox 
Mathematical Biology Seminar Series
For more information, contact Mark Lewis
(mlewis@math.ualberta.ca,
4920197)