Olle Nerman Symposium 2017

- From Branching Processes to Clinical Trials

Final programme, list of participants and maps


From Branching Processes to Clinical Trials


September 1-2, 2017


Lecture hall Euler
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg


On 1-2, September 2017 there will be a two-day symposium in honour of Olle Nerman with the title: From Branching Processes to Clinical Trials.

The title ties together Olle Nerman’s work in Mathematical Statistics during more than three decades. Mathematical Statistics is a wide branch of mathematical sciences including both probability and statistics and not the least many applications in various other scientific disciplines. The research of Olle Nerman is a perfect illustration of this. In particular, he has been instrumental in establishing and promoting biostatistics in its various forms stretching from general population models, with applications to cell kinetics, to clinical trials and bioinformatics. His early theoretical work, which led to a fundamental understanding of the structure of general branching processes, is increasingly referred to in new publications.

The symposium in his honour will reflect this diversity through presentations by key international invited guests and other invitees in the form of former students and collaborators.


The programme.pdf is built on three broadly defined tracks: 

• Branching Processes and Applied Probability
• Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics and molecular biology
• Clinical Trials and Biostatistics

Abstracts.pdf for the talks are now available!

Confirmed speakers: 

John Biggins (Sheffield, UK), Anders Blomberg (Gothenburg, Sweden), Tom Britton (Stockholm, Sweden), Francoise Clerget-Darpoux (Paris, France), Krista Fisher (Tartu, Estonia), Mauro Gasparini (Turino, Italy), Peter Jagers (Gothenburg, Sweden), Alexandra Jauhiainen (Gothenburg, Sweden), Nils Keiding (Copenhagen, Denmark), Marianne Månsson (Gothenburg, Sweden), Serik Sagitov (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Simon Tavaré (Cambridge, UK).

Organizing Committee

Peter Jagers, Erik Kristiansson, Staffan Nilsson, Marita Olsson, and Ziad Taib (chair).


Note that there is a limited number (60) of seats available. Registration will close Monday August 28, or when all seats are occupied.

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