The many guises of Mathematical Biology

Odo Diekmann (Universiteit Utrecht)

Waaier 2, 16:15 - 17:00

By combining a journey through the past with a bit of speculation about the future, a personal view on Mathematical Biology will be presented, with special attention for the Dutch situation.

Odo Diekmann worked from 1972 to 1995 at CWI. In the last 10 of those CWI years he was part-time professor at the Institute of Theoretical Biology of Leiden University in a joint venture with Hans Metz. In 1995 he moved to the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University to succeed Wiktor Eckhaus. He is a honorary editor of the Journal of Mathematical Biology and the co-author of various books on population dynamics, delay equations and the epidemiology of infectious diseases.