VOLUME 12 NUMBER 2 (July to December 2019)

PSL 2019-vol12-no02-p104-106-Rabajante-et-al

Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2019 12 (2) 104-106
available online: July 24, 2019

*Corresponding author
Email Address: jfrabajante@up.edu.ph
Date Received: June 8, 2018
Date Revised: July 12, 2019
Date Accepted: July 15, 2019


Birthing a mathematical biology community in the Philippines

by Jomar F. Rabajante*1, Christian Joel D.M. Custodio1, Ariel L. Babierra1, Juancho A. Collera2, Aurelio A. de los Reyes V.3, Ricardo C.H. del Rosario4, Noel T. Fortun5, Editha C. Jose1, Angelyn R. Lao5, May Anne E. Mata6, Victoria May P. Mendoza3, Racquel U. Tabornal7, and Jerrold M. Tubay1

1University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
2University of the Philippines Baguio, Philippines
3University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
4Broad Institute, USA
5De La Salle University, Philippines
6University of the Philippines Mindanao, Philippines
7University of the Philippines Visayas, Tacloban, Philippines
The International Workshop on Mathematical Biology, or IWOMB, has already been held for two consecutive years in the Philippines. The first workshop was held on January 7-10, 2018 at Costabella Tropical Beach Resort, Cebu City, Philippines [1]. The second workshop was held on January 6-10, 2019 at Bohol Bee Farm, Bohol, Philippines [2]. Like a mother bearing a child, the IWOMB has been thought of as an avenue to organize and build a strong mathematical biology community dedicated to the training and mentoring of young researchers. IWOMB participants include emerging researchers and graduate students from different provinces of the Philippines and neighboring countries, who are interested in diverse topics on mathematical biology. The workshop also aims to explore research breakthroughs and give birth to fresh ideas from scientific discussions between Filipino and foreign mathematical biology enthusiasts.

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