Biomath 2015 School for Young Scientists
The school comprises plenary lectures and sessions for contributed talks. The lectures at the school are of more introductory nature giving foundations and insight into the respective topic rather then focusing on new results and are presented by some of the keynote speakers of the conference. A central event for the school is the Hot Topics Workshop. Several scholars act as moderators, presenting "hot areas" and related open problems. All PhD students and young scientists participating in the conference are considered members of the school. Their presentations (oral or posters) will be assessed by a jury.

School for Young Scientists Coordinators/Jury Members:

Roumen Anguelov (RSA), Ekaterina Auer (Germany), Ivan V. Ivanov (USA), Caner Kazanci (USA), Hristo Kozhouharov (USA), Vlastimil Krivan (Chech Republic), Christina Kuttler (Germany), John Miller (Ireland), Petr Vabishchevich (Russia)

Articles related to the organisation of the School for Young Scientists:

Biomathematical Conferences and Schools for Young Scientists at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Integrating learning and research at the "Biomath" conference series

More about the SYS organization:

The plenary and keynote lecturers are asked to present their lectures in a suitable form for the broad audience and the SYS participants are asked to attend these lectures and are encouraged to ask questions. Also, the presentations by the SYS participants are assessed both by their peers and a jury amongst the keynote lecturers and some of the established scholars and are awarded respectively. Accordingly, the members of the jury are asked to listen to students presentations. In addition, several of the established scholars known to have PhD students are asked to present "hot topics & open problems" and act as moderators of the discussions during this presentation. In this way the School for young scientists is fully integrated with the conference in the sense that both young scientists and many of the established scholars participate in the learning process. At an earliest occation the participating young scientists are gathered at a meeting and are instructed about the specific arrangement of the conference.

The integration of the SYS and the scientific conference enables certain benefits such as:
-- the distance between established lecturers and students diminishes or even vanishes;
-- students actively participate in the presentations as posing questions after lectures give them more scores; there is little possibility for the students to "sleep" during lectures (as may happen with traditional tutorial courses);
-- established scholars have the opportunity to know good students and students have the opportunity to make contacts with prestigeuos professors;
--during the open tasks sessions students learn about important biomathematical problems;
-- students recieve useful practical information related to their career;
-- time is saved: usually at least half a day is spend on tutorial lectures, that time is now saved.

List of participants in the Biomath 2015 School for Young Scientists
--co-sponsored by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science:

Bulgaria (19): Milen Borisov. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Stanko Dimitrov. Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”,
Tihomir Ivanov, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”,
Iliya Kanelov, SWU “N. Rilski”, Blagoevgrad,
Kiril Kirilov, Institute of Molecular Biology, BAS,
Gergana Koroleova, SWU “N. Rilski”, Blagoevgrad,
Krasimira Y. Kostadinova, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”,
Meglena D. Lazarova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”,
Elena Lilkova, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”,
Galina Lyutskanova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”,
Rositsa V. Marinova, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”,
Radoslav Mavrevski, SWU “N. Rilski”, Blagoevgrad,
Elisaveta L. Miladinova, Inst. of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS,
Peicho Petkov, IICT, BAS,
Fatima Sapundzhi, SWU “N. Rilski”, Blagoevgrad,
Ana Ivanova Staneva, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”,
Ivan Todorin, SWU “N. Rilski”, Blagoevgrad,
Metodi Traykov, SWU “N. Rilski”, Blagoevgrad,
Gergana Velikova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski”,
USA (2): Caner Kazanci, University of Georgia, Athens, GA,
Christopher Strickland, SAMSI and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;
South Africa (2): Nafiu Husaini, University of Pretoria,
Peter Mathye, Tshwane University of Technology;
Other contries: (6): Tomas A. Revilla, Biology Center AS, Czech Republic,
Charlotte Sonck, Ghent University, Belgium,
Amanda de Cassia da Cunha, Fac. of Technology, State University of Campinas, Brazil,
Ammar Jalalimanesh, AmirKabir University of Technology, Iran,
Erman Kibritoglu, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey,
Martin Castillo, Universidad de Chile, Chile,
Ramzan Ali, TU-Dortmund, Germany.

Participants in the Biomath 2014 School for Young Scientists
--co-sponsored by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and NSF (USA):

Bulgaria (15): K. Angelow, M. Borisov, G. Velikova, P. Valcheva, D. Grancharov, D. Zhereva, T. Ivanov, K. Kostadinova, M. Lazarova, E. Lilkova, R. Marinova, V. Pirinski, F. Sapundzhi,
K. Stefanova, S. Dimitrov;
USA (7): Georgi Kapitanov, Bismark Singh, Ilyssa Summer, Bechir Amdouni, Kenneth Bratton, Ibrahim O. Diakite, Nancy Hernandez Ceron;
RSA (6): Yibeltal Adane Terefe, Berge Tsanou, Christine Kraamwinkel, Salisu Usaini, Claire Dufourd, Herve Michel Tenkam;
Other contries: (6): Gerardo J. F. Martinez (Mexico), Peter Rashkov (Germany), Michail A. Rusinov (Russia), Zsolt Vizi (Hungary), Maria Vittoria Barbarossa (Hungary), Nadezhda Bonzarova (Russia).

Participants in the Biomath 2013 School for Young Scientists

Maria Angelova, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, BAS,
Milen Borisov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS,
Damyan Grancharov, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’,
Denitsa Grigorova, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”,
Nina Daskalova, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University,
Tihomir Ivanov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS,
Krasimira Kostadinova, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Shumen University,
Elena Lilkova, Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”,
Nina Philipova, Institute of Mechanics, BAS
Kalina Petrova, OMG – Plovdiv,
Nadja Radchenkova, Institute of Microbiology, BAS,
Pavel Stoynov, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Other countries(16):
Nofe Al-Asuoad, Oakland University, Rochester, MI USA
Julia Amador, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Oscar Angulo, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Georges Chamoun, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon
Mohamed CH-Chaoui, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Moustafa Ibrahim, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Karoliina Korvasova, Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dany P. Moualeu, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Kyeongah Nah, Bolyai Math. Institute, University of Szeged, Hungary
Yukihiko Nakata, Bolyai Math. Institute, University of Szeged, Hungary
A. B. Okrinya, Loughborough University, UK
Peter Rashkov, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
David Schley, The Pirbright Institute, UK
Andrey Yu. Verisokin, Kursk State University, Russia
Darya V. Verveyko, Kursk State University, Russia
Beata Zduniak, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.

Former School coordinators:

Biomath SYS 2014: Nikul Chitnis, Peter Erdi, Vaclav Klika, John Miller, Valeri Perminov, Unal Ufuktepe more

Biomath SYS 2013: Roumen Anguelov, Carlos Chavez-Castillo, Lean Lubuma, Gergely Rost, Marc R. Roussel, Meir Shillor more

Biomath SYS 2012: Roumen Anguelov, Yves Dumont, Jozsef Z. Farkas, Peter Hinow, Jean Lubuma, Santiago Schnell more

Biomath SYS 2011: Ivan Ivanov, Hristo Kojouharov, Weldon A. Lodwick, Antony Popov, Dinitar Vassilev more

Biomath SYS 1995: Peter Erdi, Vlastimil Krivan, Philip Maini, Antony Popov, Ivan Simeonov, Roumen Tsanev, Zahari Zlatev more