Dynamical Systems in Biology
to celebrate 70th birthday of Frank C. Hoppensteadt
April 12-13, 2008
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ROOM 109)
New York University,
251 Mercer St., New York, NY, 10012
Parking: Washington Square Village garage (3rd St and La Guardia Place) and the Thompson St. Garage just south of 3rd St.
Registration form and mailing instructions. Registration is free.
Partial funding for this conference is anticipated from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation. Certain of these funds will be set aside to support participation by minorities, women, recent PHDs, and graduate students. Further support from The Swartz Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
Eugene M. Izhikevich, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA

Ying-Cheng Lai, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Fern Hunt, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Tentative Program

Saturday, April 12, 2008 (Dynamical systems in biology)
8:30am Greetings from the organizers

9:00am Stuart S. Antman Hoppensteadtian Asymptotics
9:30am Bob O'Malley A Renormalization Technique in Asymptotics
10:00am Willi Jaeger Multi-scale Modelling of Reactive Flow, Transport, and Mechanics in Tissue

10:30am Coffee break

11:00am Bill Stone Wolf Dynamics
11:30am Alan Hastings Transient dynamics: the Key to Ecological Understanding
12:00pm Joel E. Cohen Power Spectra Reveal the Influence of Stochasticity on Nonlinear Population Dynamics

12:30pm-2:00pm  Lunch break - participants on their own

2:00pm Fern Hunt Convergence and Sensitivity of a Multiple Sequence Alignment Algorithm
2:30pm John Burke Mathematical and Experimental Single-Cell Analysis of Caspase Amplification in the Death Receptor Network
3:00pm Eduardo SontagModular input/output analysis of dynamics of biochemical networks

3:30pm Break

4:00pm Leonid Bunimovich Dynamical Networks: Interplay of Topology, Interactions, and Local Dynamics
4:30pm Steve ChildressLocomoting oscillators
5:00pm David McLaughlinEvent-tree Coding: Swift Discriminability and Functional Overloading

7:00pm Banquet (Celebration of Frank C. Hoppensteadt 70th birthday)

Sunday, April 13, 2008 (Dynamical systems in neuroscience)

9:00am Frances Skinner Can we predict synchrony and asynchrony in networks coupled by multiple dendritic gap junctions?
9:30am Roman Borisyuk Oscillatory Memory Models with Spiking Neurons
10:00am Lai-Sang Young Reliability of Neural Oscillator Networks

10:30am Coffee break

11:00am Willard L. Miranker Modeling Consciousness as an Adaptive Process
11:30am Charles S. Peskin 3D Computational Neuroscience
12:00pm Humberto Carrillo Calvet Bifurcations and Synchronization in a Mechanical Neuron Model

12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch break - participants on their own

2:00pm Philip Holmes An oscillatory circuit underlying the retinal detection of disruptions in temporally-periodic patterns
2:30pm John Rinzel Dynamics of Perceptual Bistability
3:00pm Victoria BoothA novel population model for NREM/REM sleep regulation

3:30pm Break

4:00pm Mac Hyman (new) Emerging Paradigms in Modeling Infectious Disease
4:30pm Ying-Cheng Lai Synchronization in complex networks
5:00pm Eugene M. Izhikevich Large-scale simulations of the human brain

5:30pm Frank Hoppensteadt Closing remarks



Contact person - Anna Mackay (mackay@cims.nyu.edu, tel. 212-998-3256)
We have a total of 40 rooms reserved at 2 hotels. We have listed additional options where we could not block rooms, but offer competive rates and are conveniently located. We have also listed a dorm-style option that would be suitable for those who are looking for inexpensive accommodations in Greenwich Village. It is very important to note that you are required to contact the hotel directly to book your room (referencing the corresponding Group #), before the listed cut-off date. After the listed cut-off date, all rooms will be subject to availability. It is absolutely acceptable to stay for less than two nights, just specify how many nights you plan to stay when making your booking.

Club Quarters Downtown - GROUP # NYU411

52 William Street
New York, NY 10005
212.575.0006 www.clubquarters.com
Quantity of rooms: 20
Check in: 4/11/08
check out: 4/13/08
Rate/night: $214.00+tax
Note: Rooms in this block will be held until February 28, 2008. All rooms that have not been reserved by this date will be subject to availability.

Hotel Bedford - GROUP # 37514C42864

118 E 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
Quantity of rooms: 20
Check in: 4/11/08
check out: 4/13/08
Rate/night: 235 + tax(13.375%)
Note: Rooms in this block will be held until March 10, 2008. All rooms that have not been reserved by this date will be subject to availability.

Washington Square Hotel - NO GROUP #

103 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
P 212.777.9515 www.washingtonsquarehotel.com
Quantity of Rooms: 20 (10 Queen & 10 Double)
Rate/night (Queen): $250.00 + tax (13.375%)
All rooms are subjedt to availability.

Club Quarters Midtown - NO GROUP # (please mention that you will be a guest of NYU/Courant)

40 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10016
212.354.6400 www.clubquarters.com
All rooms are subject of availability.

Greenwich Hotel - NO GROUP #

636 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10012
Rate/night: $65 (Single Room)
Rate/night: $45 (2 - 4 Occupants)
Note: These accommodations are informal "dorm style". This is a good option for students traveling on a limited budget. There are 28 rooms, all of which are subject to availability.