Welcome to Biomath 2024

The annual international conference on Mathematical Methods and Models in Biosciences (Biomath) will take place from 16 June to 21 June 2024 in the Cutty Sark Resort, Scottburgh, South Africa. Biomath 2024 is devoted to recent research in life sciences based on applications of mathematics as well as mathematics applied to or motivated by biological studies. It is a multidisciplinary meeting forum for researchers who develop and apply mathematical and computational tools to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biology, ecology, medicine, biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacokinetics, chemoinformatics, biotechnology, bioengineering, environmental science, etc.

The conference is hosted by the DST/NRF SARChI Chair on Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences and Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at University of Pretoria.

Contributed talks related to any of these fields are invited for presentation at the conference. Participants need to submit a one-page abstract indicating clearly the significance of the reported results for the advancement of knowledge in bioscience. Manuscripts based on the conference presentations are welcomed for submission in the journal Biomath (for Volume 13 (2024), the deadline is 30 September 2024).

The conference continues a tradition of scientific meetings on Biomathematics since 1995 (see Biomath forum). It is supported by several research units of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences such as the Institutes of Mathematics and Informatics, Information and Communication Technologies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanics, Neurobiology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, etc.) and several Bulgarian Universities (Sofia University "Kl. Ohridski", Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", South-West University "N. Rilski"), as well as the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians and the Biomath Forum. A partner of the Biomath series of conferences is also the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the University of Warsaw.

Biomath 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.

Mike Chapwanya
e-mail:, tel: +27 12 4202520

Jacek Banasiak

Roumen Anguelov