Esteban A. Hernandez-Vargas, Hana Dobrovolny
The COVID-19 pandemic has received significant attention from the mathematical biology community to understand the transmission of the virus at the populational level. However, too little has been dedicated to the virus's host interactions and the host's immune system. Mathematical immunology offers qualitative and quantitative analyses of various immunological processes across many scales and in multiple settings. Mathematical models at the within-host level are central to understanding the dynamics, organization, and control of the immune system in patients with COVID-19. Modeling the interactions between SARS-CoV-2 and the immune system and the differences in disease severity will be the focus of discussion at this mini-symposium on computational models. The ground-breaking goal will be to bring experts to develop and maturate a within-host modeling approach as a new paradigm for a better preparedness against COVID-19. The mini-symposium is composed of 11 speakers. We suggest dividing PART I and II. We give the flexibility to the organizing committee to decide if they split the sessions or keep a long-running session.