Joint Australia-Japan workshop on dynamical systems with applications in life sciences

18 July – 21 July, 2016 

Some pictures of the workshop
Group photo

Workshop dinner
Welcome party
Takashi Teramoto on An action functional approach to stationary pulse solutions in a three-component FitzHugh-Nagumo model 

Martin Wechselberger on Neural excitability and singular bifurcations
Gianne Derks on Existence and stability of fronts in inhomogeneous wave equations
Kevin Burrage on Solution and dynamical systems properties of fractional differential equations with applications
Chao-Nien Chen and Robby Marangell
Zlatko Jovanoski on Population dynamics in a variable environment
Hideo Ikeda on Complex Dynamics of Bifurcating Front Solutions in a Three-Component Reaction-Diffusion System
Arjen Doelman on Pattern formation with a slowly varying parameter: desertification and pulse interactions

Brisbane by Takashi Teramoto

Themes and Scope

The focus of the workshop will be on current state-of-the-art work in applied dynamical systems and the participants will present on work in progress, rather than on finished work. These presentations can potentially be group presentations and time slots are organized as follows, 40 minutes presentation followed by 20 minutes discussion, 20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion, or 10 minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes discussion. 


The workshop will be held at the Gardens Point Campus of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane.

Confirmed Participants

(Click on the name of the participant to see the time, title and abstract of the participant's talk)
  • Kevin BurrageQueensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Pamela BurrageQueensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Chao-Nien ChenNational Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Paige DavisQueensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Gianne Derks, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Arjen Doelman, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Shin-Ichiro Ei, Hokkaido University, Japan (organiser)
  • Troy Farrell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Cecilia González Tokman, University of Queensland, Australia 
  • Hideo Ikeda, University of Toyama, Japan
  • Zlatko JovanoskiUniversity of New South Wales (at the Australian Defence Force Academy), Australia
  • Peter van Heijster, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (organiser)
  • Bernd Krauskopf, the University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Brodie Lawson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Dann MalletQueensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Robby Marangell, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Scott McCueQueensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Jose Mujica, the University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Yasumasa Nishiura, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Toshi OgawaMeiji University, Japan
  • Graeme Pettet , Queensland University of Technology, Australia 
  • Marianito Rodrigo, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Rashed Saifuddin, University of New South Wales (at the Australian Defence Force Academy), Australia
  • Ronel Scheepers, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Ayuki SekisakaMeiji University, Japan

  • Harvi Sidhu, University of New South Wales (at the Australian Defence Force Academy), Australia
  • Yoshitaro Tanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Takashi Teramoto, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan (organiser)
  • Ian Turner, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Martin Wechselberger, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Hongbo XieQueensland University of Technology, Australia 

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee. However, there are only a limited amount of spots available, so please email the local organiser (Peter van Heijster) as soon as possible if you wish to participate in this event.


(Click on the name of the speaker to see the title and abstract of the speaker's talk)

The focus of the talks should preferentially be on unfinished work and should leave plenty of room for discussions. Therefore, the time slots are arranged as follows

  • 1 hour time slots: 40minutes presentation + 20minutes discussion
  • 30 minutes time slots: 20minutes presentation + 10minutes discussion
  • 15 minutes time slots: 10minutes presentation + 5minutes discussion

Monday 18 July: Gibson Room Z1064 (level 10, Z-block) 

1:00pm - 1:15pm Welcome by Dean of SEF faculty
Chair Graeme Pettet
1:15pm - 2:15pm Toshi Ogawa 
2:15pm - 3:15pm Gianne Derks 
3:15pm - 4:00pm Coffee break 
Chair Martin Wechselberger
4:00pm - 4:15pm Paige Davis 
4:15pm - 4:30pm  Yoshitaro Tanaka 
4:30pm - 5:00pm Robby Marangell
5:00pm - 5:30pm  Graeme Pettet
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome party (room O-614 map)

Tuesday 19 July: Gibson Room Z1064 (level 10, Z-block)   

Chair Shin-Ichiro Ei
9:00am - 10:00am Bernd Krauskopf
10:00am - 10:45am Coffee break
10:45am - 11:45am Yasumasa Nishiura
11:45am - 1:30pm Lunch break 
Chair Harvi Sidhu
1:30pm - 1:45pm  Jose Mujica
1:45pm - 2:00pm Rashed Saifuddin 
2:00pm - 2:30pm  Cecilia González Tokman
2:30pm - 3:00pm Dann Mallet[cancelled]
3:00pm - 3:30pm Marianito Rodrigo
3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee break
7:00pm Workshop dinner 

Wednesday 20 July: Gibson Room Z1064 (level 10, Z-block)   

Chair Yasumasa Nishiura
9:00am - 10:00am  Martin Wechselberger
10:00am - 10:45am  Coffee break
10:45am - 11:45am  Chao-Nien Chen 
11:45am - 1:45pm Lunch break 
Chair  Arjen Doelman
1:45pm - 2:00pm Ayuki Sekisaka
2:00pm - 2:30pm  Kevin & Pamela Burrage
2:30pm - 3:00pm Takashi Teramoto
3:00pm - 3:30pm Zlatko Jovanoski
3:30pm - 4:00pm  Coffee break
Chair  Chao-Nien Chen
4:00pm - 5:00pm   Hideo Ikeda

Thursday 21 July: O-603!! (level 6, O-block)  

Chair Gianne Derks
9:00am - 10:00am  Shin-Ichiro Ei
10:00am - 10:30am  Coffee break
10:30am - 11:30am  Arjen Doelman 
11:30am - 12:00pm Concluding remarks
12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch break

Welcome Party

O-614: level 6, O block (see the map)

Workshop Dinner

The workshop dinner will be held in the Ship Inn. The Ship Inn is located just across of QUT (on the other side of the Brisbane River). Form the campus, just cross the Goodwill Bridge and the Ship Inn is the first restaurant you see at the other side (see the map).

Lunch & Coffee breaks

Coffee will be provided. Lunch vouchers for the Pantry will be provided for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. See the map for the location of the Pantry. 


There are plenty hotels in the vicinity of QUT’s Garden Point Campus, as it is in the CBD (city business district). Another area to look for accommodation is South Bank. For more information regarding accommodation, please email  



There are daily direct flight from Tokyo to Brisbane's international airport, and of course also from all major cities in Australia. 

Local transport:

From the airport, there is a train into Brisbane that departs every 15 minutes (during peak hours) and runs between 5am - 10pm during weekdays and between 6am - 10pm in the weekend. The station closest to the GP campus of QUT is central station. Return tickets (around $32AUD) can be bought online on    

From Central Station it is approximately 20 minutes walk to the campus.


Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to the campus (or to your hotel). Remember to tell the driver that you need to go to the Gardens Point Campus of QUT (QUT has two campuses). Note that the costs of a taxi from the airport to the city is around $60AUD. 

QUT Gardens Point Campus:

A map of the campus can be found here. The first three days of the workshop will be held in the Gibson Room on the tenth floor of Z block (Z1064). The final day of the workshop will be held in O block level 6 room 603.

Organising Committee
  • Peter van Heijster, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Shin-Ichiro Ei, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Takashi Teramoto, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 

Supported by
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • CREST, Japan Science and Technology


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