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Thematic month on mathematical issues in biology  February 3March 6, 2020 Scope This residential month is along the lines of former sessions organized at CIRM each February since 2001 by a group of Marseille researchers. In February 2020, the members of the Institute of Mathematics of Marseille involved in collaborations with biologists propose to gather researchers from around the world, at CIRM, around the theme of Mathematical Biology. The interplay between mathematics and biology has developed rapidly since the last decades of the 20th century, both in France and in all developed countries. Progress in biological science requires mathematical modeling, while the increased quantity of available data makes it possible to compare models with reality, and requires a lot of statistics. This is true at all levels of life. The evolution of species, their interactions among themselves and with their environment, ecology and the condition for maintenance of biodiversity are major fields where biologists, mathematicians and statisticians interact. Furthermore, emerging epidemics (such as AIDS, H1N1, EBOLA, etc.) and the development of antibiotic resistance call for progress in the mathematical modeling of epidemics, and in the interplay between their dynamics and the evolution of viruses.
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