Join our Facebook Group Follow CardioDynamics on Twitter AddThis

Workshop Descriptions

Studying Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Systems Using Mathematica:  This is a two-part workshop for Life Scientists that will be held on Tuesday 31 May 2011, prior to the start of the conference.  This two-part workshop will provide an introduction to topics covered by invited speakers at the conference, and will use Mathematica to illustrate quantitative calculation, simulation, and visualization.  The morning session will concentrate on using statistical methods for the analysis of cardiac signals and will include implementation of methods such as detrended fluctuation analysis and multiscale entropy.  The afternoon session will address modeling of the effects of calcium binding on cardiac myofilaments.  This will use simple models from work by John Jeremy Rice and will employ differential equation modeling as well as Monte Carlo simulation methods.  An introduction to the programming language Mathematica will be included in both workshop components.  This two-part workshop should be suitable for beginning researchers and for others who may wish to enhance the quantitative aspects of their ongoing research.  The workshop leaders will be Marilyn F. Bishop and Tom McMullen from the Department of Physics and the Center for Biological Complexity at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Mathematics and the Heart for Highschool Teachers: This is an all day workshop for current and prospective Mathematics and Science highschool teachers. In this workshop we will present high school teachers with a variety of simple mathematical and biological concepts so that they might develop very simple mathematical models describing cardiovascular (heart) or cardiopulmonary (heart & lung) properties. Workshop participants will be able to value the importance of mathematical modeling in understanding some aspects of biology in general and of the heart dynamics in particular. Participants will be motivated to develop innovative instructional modules linking biology and mathematics. Participants will learn about the heart from both, the biological and the mathematical point of view. We will focus on several properties of the heart and lung such as, excitability, arrhythmia and gas exchange. These models will be such that they can be meaningfully explained to high school students with a minimum of both medical knowledge and mathematical background. The workshop leaders will be Amina Eladdadi from the Department of Mathematics, College of St. Rose and Jyoti Champanerkar from the Department of Mathematics, William Patterson University. The afternoon portion of the workshop will include a guest lecture by Jeremy Rice from IBM Corporation. Individuals who complete the workshop will receive attendance letters certifying that they attended the workshop.



Join our
mailing list.

Enter e-mail/name and hit Enter:

Sponsored by
VCU Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
W&M Biomath
College of W&M
MathScience Innovation Center
Workshop funding and support is provided by the following grant: NIH/NHLBI T15 HL088517-01
Computational Modeling Applications to Cardiopulmonary Dynamics - 4/01/2007 to 3/30/2011
Home | About | Register | Contacts

Virginia Commonwealth University
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Grace E. Harris Hall
P.O. Box 842030 | Richmond, Virginia 23284-2030
Phone: (804) 827-0026
Date Last Modified: 04/06/2011
For Conference Matters Contact Us
For Website Matters Contact Us

Virginia Commonwealth University

Portions of this content are © 2007-2011 CSBC.