Mathematical Biology seminar

Fabio Milner
Dept of Mathematics
Purdue University
"Mathematical modeling of schistosomiasis"
October 19, 2005
3:05pm, LCB 215

We shall describe the dynamics of the human parasitic disease schistosomiasis that affects approximately 700 million people worldwide and some of the more modern efforts in modeling it in order to assess the impact of genetic diversity, chemotherapy, human migration, etc. We shall present some dynamical system models and some involving partial differential equations, as well as results from numerical simulations and comparisons with data gathered from two sites in Brazil.