An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Stochastic Computation for the Analysis of Ecological and Epidemiological Data

20 November to 24 November 2006

Organisers: Steve Brooks (Cambridge)

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Stochastic Computation in the Biological Sciences (23 October to 15 December 2006)

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Theme of Workshop:

Epidemiological and Ecological data pose similar methodological problems for statisticians. Both areas require the analysis of large yet sparse datasets often with both individual and environmental time-varying explanatory factors. In both cases effective management is the key goal as well as developing understanding as to the processes underpinning the observed dynamics.

The workshop aims to explore the cutting-edge of scientific developments in these fields and to discuss the statistical methodologies required to underpin future advances. In particular, we will highlight the computational and statistical challenges involved in modelling animal population and disease dynamics at the individual level and draw in expertise from a range of disciplines to help guide future (scientific and statistical) developments.


Elja Arjas, Frank Ball, Steve Buckland, Damian Clancy, Andrew Edwards, Simon Frost, Arnoldo Frigessi, Chris Gilligan, Bryan Grenfell, Georgie Hughes, Theodore Kypraios, Denis Mollison, Bob O'Hara, Eric Renshaw, Tord Snäll, David Welch and James Wood.

Location and Cost:

The workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with en suite bathroom at New Hall. The workshop package, costing £560, includes accommodation and breakfast from Sunday 19 November 2006 to breakfast on Saturday 25 November 2006, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Participants who wish to attend but do not require the workshop package will be charged a registration fee of £135, which includes refreshments, lunch and the formal dinner. Self-supporting participants are very welcome to apply.

Application Forms:

Are available here. Invited participants to the Stochastic Computation in the Biological Sciences programme whose dates coincide with those of the workshop need not apply or pay any registration fee.

Closing Date:

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 21 July 2006

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