Statistical and Mathematical Modeling in Biological Applications

The seminar series Statistical and Mathematical Modeling in Biological Applications (SaMMBA) features monthly lectures and discussions with leading modelers in biological sciences. Presentations are in English or French and target an interdisciplinary audience. Seminars are held on the campus of Institut Pasteur. Access is free. However, to enter the campus, one needs a badge that is obtained at the main gate in exchange of a piece of ID (passport, citizen card or driver licence).

 

For additional information about the series, contact the organizers: Pierre-Yves BöelleRomulus BrebanVittoria ColizzaJudith LegrandLulla OpatowskiVirginie SupervieLaura Temime and Elisabeta Vergu. To arrange to meet with an invited speaker, contact the host of that speaker. 

 

 

Next Lecture

 

 

Babak POURBOHLOUL

 

Contact Network Epidemiology: Effective Disease Spread Control from Hospitals to Urban Areas

 

Abstract: Two crucial elements facilitate the understanding and control of communicable disease spread within a social setting. These components are the underlying contact structure among individuals that determine the pattern of disease transmission; and the evolution of this pattern over time. Mathematical models of infectious diseases, which are in principle analytically tractable, have taken two general approaches in incorporating these elements. The first approach, generally known as compartmental modeling, addresses the time evolution of disease spread at the expense of simplifying the pattern of transmission. On the other hand, the second approach uses contact networks to incorporate detailed information pertaining to the underlying contact structure among individuals. However, due to lack of cohesive analytical frameworks to address time evolution on contact networks without simplifying approximations, the only alternative to integrate both aspects of disease spread simultaneously has been to abandon the analytical approach and rely on computer simulations. Recent developments in contact network epidemiology have enabled us to move towards overcoming these limitations and address challenging issues of public health import. These issues may include disease spread containment in finite size settings (be it a hospital setting, or an urban area), or early estimation of key epidemiological parameters during an emerging infectious disease outbreak, when the pattern of disease spread is predominantly influenced by the probabilistic nature of infection transmission, and the only available information during this stage is the number of newly reported cases. We present network-based approaches that can be utilized to achieve these goals, thereby constituting the basis of novel decision-support tools to inform public health policy.

 

Contact: Vittoria COLIZZA

 

Wed, October 8th, 2014 

  12 noon -1 pm 

Room BIME 28-01-01A

 

 


Full Schedule 2014-2015

 

Yamir MORENO

Dynamics of Interacting Diseases

Abstract 

Tue, Sep 9th, 2014
  12 noon -1 pm 

Babak POURBOHLOUL

Contact Network Epidemiology: Effective Disease Spread Control from Hospitals to Urban Areas

Abstract

Wed, Oct 8th, 2013 

  12 noon -1 pm 

Room BIME 28-01-01A

Gilles WAINRIB

TBA  

Tue, Nov 4th, 2013 

  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jean-Paul Aubert

Christian ROBERT

TBA  

Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014

12 noon -1 pm 

  

 


Full Schedule 2013-2014

 

Alun LLOYD

Modeling novel strategies for controlling mosquito-borne diseases

Abstract 

Tue, Sep 24th, 2013 
  12 noon -1 pm 

Joseph DUREAU

 The Public Library of Models: an open source project towards social modeling

Abstract

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013 
  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jules Bordet 

Julia GOG

Capturing the spread and evolution of influenza A

Abstract

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013 
  12 noon -1 pm 

Véronique THOMAS-VASLIN

Modélisation de la dynamique lymphocytaire T 

Abstract

Tue, Dec 10th, 2013 
  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jean-Paul Aubert

Bernard
 CAZELLES

Wavelet analysis as a tool for considering non-stationarity in Epidemiology

Abstract

Tue, Jan 7th, 2014 
  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jean-Paul Aubert

Jeremie GUEDJ

Modeling hepatitis C viral kinetic in the era of direct acting antiviral agents: review and perspectives

Abstract

Tue, Feb 11th, 2014
  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jean-Paul Aubert

Peter WHITE

Tackling TB in the Age of Austerity: ensuring we use novel tools and approaches cost-effectively

Abstract

Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
  12:30 noon -1:30 pm

Room Jean-Paul Aubert  

Aurélien LATOUCHE

Regression modeling of the cumulative incidence function with missing causes of failure

Abstract

Tue, Apr 1st, 2014
  12 noon -1 pm

Room Jean-Paul Aubert 

Aaron KING

How to tell if the honeymoon is over: testing hypotheses about pertussis and its resurgence

Abstract

Tue, May 6th, 2014
  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jean-Paul Aubert 

Carlo Giovanni CAMARDA

Modelling Social Contact Data: a smoothing constrained approach

Abstract

Tue, Jun 10h, 2014
  12 noon -1 pm 

Room Jean-Paul Aubert 
Mis à jour le 17/09/2014

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