National Conference Applications of Mathematics to Biology and Medicine
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It is unbelievable that this year we will meet at the National Conference Applications of Mathematics to Biology and Medicine for the 24th time. The initiator, chairman of the Scientific Committee and tireless participant of all previous conferences is Prof. Mariusz Ziółko who in the 1970s participated in the Schools of Mathematical Modeling in Biology organized by Prof. Adam Łomnicki, an outstanding biologist and ecologist from the Jagiellonian University. In 1994, M. Ziółko suggested to Prof. Łomnicki reactivation of these schools, thanks to which many young people got a chance to become a recognizable researcher. Unfortunately, he met with refusal. However, Prof. Łomnicki suggested that Prof. Ziółko continue the work, but according to his own concept. In 1995, the first conference took place - we met in an elegant centre in Zakopane, and I owe my presence to this conference to my late professor, Wiesław Szlenk, who also participated schools organized by Prof. Łomnicki. Therefore he appeared on the list of people to whom M. Ziółko sent out invitations. While the supervisor sent me to the conference... That's how it was - I participated in all (except one) conferences, actively co-organizing many of them.This year we have another experiment - instead of the conference materials, we give up the readers a special issue of Mathematica Applicanda. I hope that thanks to this the articles will reach a wider group of potential readers, and the conference will gain new participants in the future.