Symposium: Branching in Biology
Gothenburg, 22-26 May, 2005
The state of the art is manifested in the book,
This symposium will discuss the state and future of branching processes in biology in connection with the book appearing.
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Invited ParticipantsMarina Alexandersson, Fraunhofer Chalmers Centre
Gerold Alsmeyer, Münster: A Stochastic Fixed Point Equation for Weighted Minima and Maxima.
Andrew D. Barbour, Zürich: Branching with countably many types.
Ulf Dieckmann, IIASA, Laxenburg: Invasion analysis and the canonical equation of adaptive dynamics in fluctuating environments.
Michel Durinx, Leiden .
Miguel Gonzalez, Extremadura.
Patsy Haccou, Leiden
Göran Högnäs, Åbo
Fima Klebaner, Monash: Large Deviations for simple branching model. Extinction time asymptotics.
Christine Jacob, INRA: The problem of estimation of persistent or transient phenomena in size-dependent branching processes. Theory and examples.
Peter Jagers, Chalmers and Gothenburg: Before extinction.
Vincent Jansen, Royal Holloway, London: Modelling outbreaks of meningococcal disease.
Marek Kimmel, Rice: Alternative to the Wright-Fisher model and estimation of the age of mt Eve.
Thomas G. Kurtz, Madison: Branching-like properties in models of intracellular chemical reactions.
Amaury Lambert, École normale supérieure, Paris: The logistic branching process, coalescence with fragmentation, and fixation of mutant alleles.
Sara Larsson, Lund
Rodrigo Martinez, Extremadura: Bisexual branching processes in a genetic context: the extinction problem for Y-linked genes.
J. A. J. Metz, Leiden: On the canonical equation of (directional) adaptive dynamics for physiologically structured populations.
Manuel Mota, Extremadura: Extinction versus unlimited growth of multitype populations.
Peter Olofsson, Rice: Exact sampling formulas for multi-type Galton-Watson processes
Inés del Puerto, Extremadura.
Anthony G. Pakes, Western Australia: Quasi-stationary measures for discrete-state Markov processes where absorption is not certain.
P. R. Parthasarathy, IIT Madras, Exact transient solution of a state-dependent birth-death process
Alfonso Ramos, Extremadura: Animal population dynamics modelling through controlled bisexual branching processes: estimation from a Bayesian outlook
Uwe Rösler, Kiel: New results on the weighted branching process.
Brita Ruths, Åbo
Serik Sagitov, Chalmers: Time reversed Galton-Watson processes in the linear fractional case.
Sergei V. Semovski, Siberian Academy of Science: Molecular evolution of adjacent one-dimensional populations.
Maria Conceicao Serra, Braga/Gothenburg: From mutation to explosion of subcritical populations
Maroussia Slavchova-Bojkova, Bulgarian Academy of Science: Limit theorems for subcritical age-dependent branching processes with two types of immigration.
Simon Tavaré, Cambridge and USC: Stem cell evolution in the colon.
Vladimir Vatutin, Steklov Institute: Branching processes in random environment and "bottleneck"s in evolution of populations
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