The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cape Coast has hosted the2nd African Bio-Mathematics Workshop at the Academic Board Chamber, North Campus.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, called on experts in mathematical biology to develop mathematical models to eradicate endemic diseases especially, malaria on the continent. She noted that with this knowledge, experts should be able to identify proper ways of managing the environment and the vast resources available to Africans.
The Vice-Chancellor challenged African researchers in the field of biomathematics to make their contributions public to deepen the relevance of academia towards national and continental development.
The 5-day workshop aimed at promoting and exploring new collaborations among the international scientific community, and in particular, researchers in mathematical biology in Africa. It brought together experts in applied mathematics and researchers working in various fields of mathematical biology from Africa and Europe, to exchange ideas and research findings.