In recent years, the role of mathematics in the life sciences has
evolved a long way from the role it played in the 1970's, in the early days of
"biomathematics", and is a somewhat different one now, and its
perception by the mathematical community is also different. We feel it is
important for the Lecture Notes in Mathematics to reflect this and thus
underline the immense significance of the life sciences as a field of
application and interaction for mathematics in the 21st century.
We are particularly interested in going far beyond the traditional areas
in which mathematics was applied to ecology, such as population dynamics, and
would like to attract publications in areas such as cell growth, protein
structures, physiology, vision, shape recognition & gestalt theory, neural
dynamics, genomics, perhaps also some statistical aspects (this list is
non-exhaustive). Professor Philip Maini (University of Oxford)
has joined this project enthusiastically, as a new member of the editorial
We welcome manuscripts submissions (research
monographs, advanced lectures) of at least 100 pp.