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Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the French-speaking Society for Theoretical Biology
 

Summary: Editorial
Proceedings of the Second International Conference
of the French-speaking Society for Theoretical Biology
Julien Arino · Ste´phanie Portet
Received: 5 October 2009 / Accepted: 12 October 2009 / Published online: 24 October 2009
Ó Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
The Second International Conference of the French-speaking Society for Theoret-
ical Biology (SFBT) was held June 4­6 2007 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It
followed the May 2004 First International Conference of the SFBT, held in
Marrakesh, Morocco, and will be followed by the Third International Conference of
the SFBT, which will take place in Tunis in June 2010.
The SFBT has been meeting yearly since 1985, most frequently in Saint Flour,
Cantal, France. These meeting are still held in years where the International
Conference is not taking place. During the Annual Meetings and the International
Conferences, the participation of students is emphasized by the attribution of a prize
for best student poster and/or presentation. In Winnipeg, the Rene´ Thom prize was
awarded for the first time (Thom was a founding member of SFBT). Recipients of
the prize were Virginie LeRolle (best presentation) and Peng T. (Troy) Teo (best
poster).
The range of topics discussed during SFBT events is quite broad, covering many

  

Source: Arino, Julien - Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba

 

Collections: Mathematics