
Biomathematics & Biostatistics (BioM&S) Symposium
2008
September 3, 2008  University of Guelph
Organizing Committee:
Paul McNicholas and Allan Willms
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Guelph,

OVERVIEW
This will be the 5th annual University of Guelph Biomathematics
& Biostatistics (BioM&S) Symposium. The symposium brings
together researchers from a variety of disciplines; epidemiology,
biology, mathematics, statistics and information technology. Each
symposium has a theme and this year's theme is Nonlinear Methods
for Parameter Estimation.
The previous themes were:
2007 The Analysis and Statistical Modeling of Infectious Disease
Data.
2006 Applications of Computational Intelligence to Biology.
2005 Modeling in Oncology: Problems and Challenges.
2004 Mathematical and Statistical Methods in the Life Sciences.
The principal objective of the symposium is to facilitate collaborations
between mathematicians, statisticians and bioscience researchers.
We are pleased to announce that Professor James Hanley, from
the Department of Epidemiology at McGill, will deliver this year's
Gordon C. Ashton Biometric Lecture at the symposium.
PROGRAM
Wednesday, September 3
Talks to be held in the Albert A. Thornbrough Building, Room
1307 
8.45 8.55 
Welcome, Opening comments and introduction of
the Gordon C. Ashton Biometric Lecture. 
Session 1 – Gordon C. Ashton Biometric Lecture 
8.5510.10 
James Hanley, McGill University
A new way to fit smoothintime hazard
functions, a Cox regression / ANCOVA paradox, and statistical
analyses for an unusual clinical trial design. 
10.1510.25 
Discussion 
10.2510.45 
Coffee break 
Session 2 – Biostatistics 
10.4511.15 
Bingshu Chen, Queens University
Competing Risks Analysis of Correlated Failure Time Data.

11.2011.50 
Peter Kim & Michael Pierrynowski, University
of Guelph
Statistical Estimation of Curvature and Torsion with Application
to Biomechanics 
11.5512.25. 
Angelo Canty, McMaster
Modelbased Bootstrapping for Mestimators 
12.301.30 
Lunch. 
Session 3 – Graduate Student Presentations 
1.301.45 
Majid BaniYaghoub, Carleton University
Numerical study of neuronal differentiation influenced by
Retinoic Acid and Notch interaction 
1.502.05 
Hedia Fgaier, University of Guelph
Mathematical modeling and analysis of probiotic bacteria.

2.102.25 
Shilan Mistry, Oxford Univesity
Detrended fluctuation analysis of compositional time series. 
2.302:45 
Shahedul Ahsan Khan,
University of Waterloo
An Extension of BentCable Regression for Longitudinal Data. 
2:503:10 
Coffee break 
Session 4 – Biomathematics 
3.103.40 
Sivabal Sivaloganathan, University of submitted
onlineWaterloo
Mathematical modelling of hydrocephalus and the possible
role of transcapillary filtration. 
3.454.15 
Brian Ingalls, University of Waterloo
Parameter estimation in molecular systems biology 
4.204.25. 
Closing comments 
To contribute a talk or poster abstract
Graduate students are encouraged to give 20minute oral pesentations
and both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to give
poster presentations. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations,
deadlien to submit was August 15.
Participant List as of August 26, 2008
Fullname 
University Name 
Ahmad, M. Rauf 
Göttingen University 
Albahouth, Abdullah 
University of Guelph 
Allen, Brian 
University of Guelph 
Andrews, Jeff 
University of Guelph 
BaniYaghoub, Majid 
Carleton University 
Bari, Abdallah 

Basuvaraj, Mahendran 
University of Guelph 
Bauch, Chris 
University of Guelph 
Canty, Angelo 
McMaster University 
Carter, Ed 
University of Guelph 
Chen, Bingshu 
Queen's University 
Chung, Hau Yi 
University of Guelph 
Collinson, Shannon 
University of Guelph 
Deardon, Rob 
University of Guelph 
Deeth, Lorna 
University of Guelph 
Desmond, Tony 
University of Guelph 
Downs, Gregory 
University of Guelph 
Dubin, Joel 
University of Waterloo 
Eberl, Hermann J. 
University of Guelph 
Feng, Zeny 
University of Guelph 
Fernandes, Andrew 
University of Western Ontario 
Fieldhouse, Robert 
University of Guelph 
Frederick, Mallory 
University of Guelph 
Garvie, Marcus 
University of Guelph 
Gold, Jourdan 
University of Guelph 
Guo, Qing 
McMaster University 
Hanley, James 
McGill University 
Ingalls, Brian 
University of Waterloo 
Iraniparast, Maryam 
University of Waterloo 
Kim, Peter 
University of Guelph 
Kitanov, Petko 
University of Guelph 
Kolhatkar, Ratnadha 
Ottawa University 
Kumar, Rajesh 
All India Institute of Medical Sciences 
Langford, William 
University of Guelph 
McEachern, Andrew 
University of Guelph 
McNicholas, Paul 
University of Guelph 
Mistry, Shilan 
Oxford University 
Pierrynowski, Michael 
McMaster University 
Shaikh, Mateen 
University of Guelph 
Sivaloganathan, Sivabal 
University of Waterloo 
Stacey, Deborah 
University of Guelph 
Steane, Michelle 
University of Guelph 
Subedi, Sanjeena 
University of Guelph 
Tonnang Zefack, Edouard Henri 
University of Nairobi / ICIPE 
Tucker, Anita 
University of Guelph 
Willms, Allan 
University of Guelph 
Wormald, Hanna 
University of Waterloo 
Xie, Shengkun 
University of Guelph 
Xu, Ruimin 
University of Guelph 
Yang, Xiaojian 
University of Guelph 
Zhao, Hong 
University of Guelph 
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