Frontiers of Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Computation and Analysis

The conference “Frontiers of Mathematical Biology: Modeling, Computation and Analysis” is hold on the Main Campus of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL during May 2-4, 2018. The theme is on modeling, computation and analysis in mathematical biology. Conference topics include cancer modeling and computation, pattern formation and neurosciences, mathematical ecology and epidemiology, and other related fields.

Plenary Speakers
  • Peter Bates, Michigan State University
  • Qiang Du, Columbia University
  • Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
  • Robert Gatenby, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Wei-Ming Ni, University of Minnesota
  • Jianhong Wu, York University, Canada
Invited Speakers

We have confirmed 70 invited speakers to give 30-minute talks in parallel sessions on three different days. The latest list of speakers can be found here.


There are 114 registered conference participants, and the list of participants can be found here.


All conference talks will be held in Classroom Building 2 (CB2). The conference schedule can be found here and the printed conference program can be downloaded here (9.1 MB).


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Scientific Committee
  • Chris Cosner, University of Miami
  • Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee
  • Yuan Lou, The Ohio State University
  • Hal Smith, Arizona State University
  • Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Jiongmin Yong, University of Central Florida
Organizing Committee
  • Steve Cantrell, University of Miami
  • Xin Li, University of Central Florida
  • Maia Martcheva, University of Florida
  • Andrew Nevai, University of Central Florida
  • Yuanwei Qi (chair), University of Central Florida
  • Shigui Ruan, University of Miami
  • Zhisheng Shuai, University of Central Florida

The conference registration fee is $165 for participants who register before April 1. After that date, the registration fee will increase to $195. Students and postdoctoral researchers may register at a reduced rate of $85 before April 1 or $115 after that date.

Please notice that the cost of registration covers participation in all conference activities and includes the dinner banquet on Thursday, May 3.

For UCF faculty and students who are not attending the banquet, the registration is free.

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Financial Support

The National Science Foundation has provided funds for the financial support of a limited number of participants to attend the conference. Priority will be given to graduate students, early-career researchers, and other researchers currently without travel money. If you would like to be considered for travel support, please submit a two-page CV to the organizing committee at

Graduate students should also arrange for their supervisor to submit a one-page letter of support to the address above. Please arrange to have all materials received by March 23 for full consideration.


A block of rooms has been reserved, which include free breakfast, free WiFi, and microwaves and refrigerators in each room, at

La Quinta Inns & Suites
11805 Research Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: (407) 737-6075

Conference rate is available only by contacting the reservation department directly at (866) 527-1498 opt. #1. Please mention that you are reserving a hotel room in Orlando UCF hotel under the group name FMB when making your reservation.

Although it is possible to walk between the hotel and campus (a walking distance of 1.6 miles to Classroom Building II on campus), we are also planning for a shuttle service to be available.

Local Information

If you plan to fly to Orlando then you will likely want to arrive into Orlando International Airport. Direct flights are available to many cities in the United States and Canada.

Orlando International Airport is approximately a 20 mile drive from the main campus of UCF. It is strongly recommended to rent a car or take a Uber/taxi to get to the main campus from the airport as public transportation will take over 2 hours with several bus transfers. The cost for a Uber from the aiport to the meeting is $54–$69 each way. More ground transportation options can be found here.

To drive from the Orlando International Airport to the meeting at UCF: Take 417 North to University Blvd Exit east onto University Blvd. Continue east on University Blvd for approximately two miles and it will take you to the main entrance to the campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continuing on Gemini Blvd West for 0.2 mile, Parking Garage I will be on your right. We have obtained conference parking permit (free of charge) for FMB participants to park in Parking Garage I. Please contact us ( for the permit. Notice that Classroom Building II (where the conference will be held) is 0.4 mile away from Parking Garage I (approximately 7-minute walk).

If you are driving to UCF, then directions can be found here and a printable map of campus is available here. If you plan to park on campus, then you will need to obtain a daily parking permit as described here or contact us ( for a free conference parking permit to park in Parking Garage I only. Please note that parking may be limited due to graduation ceremonies taking place on campus during the conference.

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