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Immunology and Epidemiology

Proceedings of an International Conference held in Mogilany, Poland, February 18–25, 1985

  • Geoffrey W. Hoffmann
  • Tomáš Hraba

Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. W. Hoffmann, T. Hraba
      Pages 2-6
  3. Regulation

  4. Infectious Disease Immunity, Tumor Immunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. G. I. Marchuk, A. L. Asachenkov, L. N. Belykh, S. M. Zuev
      Pages 64-81
  5. Epidemiology and the Immune System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. A. I. Yashin, J. W. Vaupel
      Pages 198-206
  6. Diverse Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. R. R. Mohler, Z. Farooqi, T. Heilig
      Pages 208-223

About these proceedings

Introduction

In February 1985 a small international meeting of scientists took place at the recreation resort of the Polish Academy of Sci­ ences in Mogilany, near Cracow, Poland. The initiative for holding the workshop came from a working meeting on mathematical immunology and related topics at the International Institute for Applied Sys­ tems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, in November 1983. In addition to representatives of IIASA, delegates of the IIASA National Member Organizations (NMO) of Czechoslovakia, Italy, and the soviet Union took part in that working meeting. The participants came to the conclusion that IIASA could play an important role in facilitating the development of research in this field. The first step that they recommended to I IASA was to organize a workshop on mathematical immunology. The purpose of the workshop was to review the progress that has been made in applying mathematics to problems in immunology and to explore ways in which further progress might be achieved, especially by more efficient interactions between scientists working in mathematical and experimental immunology. Some National Member Organizations contributed to the success of the workshop by nominat­ ing further participants working in this or related fields. For instance, thanks to a suggestion of the British NMO, the meeting also included analyses of the interactions between the immune state of a population and epidemiological phenomena. There were 33 participants at Mogilany from 11 countries, namely Canada, Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, united Kingdom, USA, and USSR.

Keywords

Antigen T cell diseases dynamics epidemiological epidemiology infection infections infectious disease macrophages mathematics physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey W. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Tomáš Hraba
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Physics and MicrobiologyThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular GeneticsCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslavakia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-51691-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16431-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51691-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-633X
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