Mathematics and Applications in Biology and Medicine 26th july  3rd september 2004 

Presentation of CEMRACS 2004Mathematics and Applications in Biology and MedicineThe CEMRACS, which is the french acronym for Summer Mathematical Research Center on Scientific Computing and Its Applications, was initiated in 1996 by Yvon Maday. CEMRACS 2004 was the ninth of the series, it consisted of two events:
The CEMRACS 2004 research center hosted 21 research projects on the topic of mathematics applied to biology and medicine, sponsored by industry or public research funds. One or two young researchers (PhD students) worked on each project managed by senior scientists.
During the first week a classical summer school was organized. It
consisted of several lectures related to the topics of the
research projects. The remaining 5 weeks were
fully dedicated to work on the research projects, after a daily morning
seminar.
Main research topics in 2004Researchers in biology and biomedicine face several problems to which applied mathematicians working in Scientific Computing, Probabilities or Statistics can fruitfully bring their expertise. Typical problems are:
These problems, often mathematically very challenging, are active research areas. An increasing number of applied mathematicians are encouraged to work on biological or biomedical topics. However, contacts between mathematicians and biologists, physicians and bio companies, at present continue to remain weak. The aim of CEMRACS 2004 was to represent a meeting point for these different communities and to contribute to the definition of new research problems spanning various scientific fields, giving rise to opportunities for future collaborations. History of CEMRACSThe research topics of the previous CEMRACS editions were:
