1st International and 3rd National Conference on Biomathematics jointly organized by Damghan University of Kerman- Iran and ECOSF

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The 1st international and 3rd national conference on Biomathematics was jointly organized on 19-21 January 2022 in hybrid mode by the School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences and School of Biology of Damghan University of Iran and ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) in collaboration with other Iranian Organizations. A large number of scientists, researchers, and students attended the Conference.

The conference was opened by the President of Damghan University, Professor Abdolali Basiri. He welcomed all the participants and gave a brief introduction of the University. He also highlighted the objectives of the conference.

Chief Guest of the Conference was H.E. Dr. Salar Amoli, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Iran. In his speech, he appreciated the organizers to arrange such an important conference in the wake COVID-19 pandemic. He hoped that conference would bring some key results/suggestions in the field of biomathematics for young researchers and scientists.

Senior Mathematician of Iran Professor Mehdi Behzad also spoke to the Conference and shared his lifelong experiences including his “total coloring theory”. In recognition of his executive contributions during his lifetime, the Iranian Mathematical Society has established the Dr. Mehdi Behzad's Award, an annual multinational award for recognition of individuals with outstanding leadership role in advancement of mathematics in their respective countries.

President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro also participated in the Conference as a Key Note Speaker. At the outset, he thanked the leadership the team of Damghan University, especially the President Professor Basiri, for availing the opportunity to ECOSF to join in and co-organize the mega event. He assured the organizers of all possible support from the Foundation in future as well.

The title of the Presentation of President Soomro was “STEM Education for Sustainable Development”. In his presentation, Prof. Soomro briefly introduced ECOSF and its aims and objectives. He also shared the ongoing programmes of the Foundation. Further, he shared that Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) is inevitable for sustainable development of any country including ECO region. To achieve the development and infrastructural needs of sustainable future, a strong base of STEM education is mandatory, he added. Prof. Soomro also shared that STEM develops critical thinking among the learners and helps them to become independent thinkers, decision makers, team players and lifelong learners.

Among other resource persons, there were 13 international and 8 national key scientists/experts who shared their experiences and newest progress in different themes of the conference, with the participants.

The event was a multidisciplinary meeting forum for scientists and researchers who develop and apply mathematical and computational tools to the study of phenomena in the broad fields of biology, medicine, environmental science, biotechnology, bioengineering, etc. Biomathematics seeks mathematical illustration and modeling of the biological phenomenon using applied mathematical techniques and tools. This could be beneficial in both theoretical and practical research. This annual Conference provided an appropriate opportunity for the amplification of knowledge and experience, and expansion of thought and imagination.

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