A three-day lecture program on Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems organized by the Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir (KU) in collaboration with National Network for Mathematical and Computational Biology-Mohali Node concluded here today at KU.
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 MA 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.
The main aim of the program was to provide exposure to the young researchers in the area of biomathematics.
The eminent speakers included Prof Philip Maini, Oxford University, UK; Prof G Jayaraman, University of West Indies, Jamica; Prof VP Saxena, former Vice Chancellor, Jiwaji University; Prof Somdatta Sinha, IISER, Mohali; Prof Joydev Chattopdhayay, ISI Kolkata; Prof KR Pardasani, MANIT Bhopal; Prof S Pirzada and Prof BA Ganai, KU; Dr Sandeep Krishna, NCBS Bangalore; Dr Seema Nanda, TIFR Bangalore; Dr RR Sarkar, NCL Pune; Dr N Bairagi, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Dr Neeru Adlakha, SVNIT Surat and Dr Tariq Raja, SKUAST Kashmir.
More than fifty five young researchers and faculty members from different institutes of the country attended the three-day program.
Dean Research, KU, Prof Sheikh Javid Ahmed, delivered the concluding speech on the concluding day of the program.