**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.