Welcome to the Society for Mathematical Biology

The Society for Mathematical Biology promotes the development and dissemination of research at the interface between the mathematical and biological sciences through its meetings, awards, and publications. The Society serves a diverse community of researchers and educators in academia, industry, and in government agencies throughout the world.

To foster scientific excellence at the interface between quantitative and life sciences, the Society connects scientists and educators at the SMB annual meeting and through the top quality research published in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, honors key contributions to Mathematical Biology by members through international awards, and provides travel, conference, and career support to scientists at all career stages. Members reach out to people all over the world, from schoolchildren and scientists to political leaders, to share the excitement and value of scientific research at the interface of the mathematical and biological sciences.


"Mathematical biologists apply mathematical, computational and experimental techniques to investigate biological processes at all levels, from the molecular to the population. We are a diverse community aiming to understand the mechanisms of biological processes."
Santiago Schnell, President

We invite you to join the Society for Mathematical Biology and become a member.
Membership benefits can be found on the Membership page.


ECMTB/SMB 2016: Contributed Talk & Poster are due February 14, 2016 Posted on January 12, 2016

Show your love for ECMTB/SMB 2016! Contributed talk and poster submissions are due by February 14, 2016 (http://www.ecmtb2016.org/submissions). Check out the meeting's website for recent updates: http://www.ecmtb2016.org. Conference Poster is now available to print, share and post: http://www.smb.org/SMB2016/ECMTB2016poster.pdf.

Applications Open: 2016 SMB Outreach Fund Posted on September 15, 2015

The SMB Outreach Fund provides financial support to individuals and organizations in order to enable them to run a mathematical biology-based events and activities for public audiences at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival. Through the fund we can support our members to engage with different audiences and provide people with an entry point into mathematical biology. The deadline for application is November 1st, 2015. For more information, please visit SMB Outreach Fund (http://www.smb.org/resources/education/outreachfund.shtml) page.

2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology Posted on July 9, 2015

The Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology of the University of Nottingham will host the 2016 joint meeting of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology and the Society for Mathematical Biology from 11th-15th July 2016. The submission of minisymposium proposals will be solicited in August 2015, while contributed talk and poster submissions will open in Autumn 2015. More info will be posted as it becomes available: http://www.ecmtb2016.org/

SMB awards the 2015 John Jungck Travel Award Posted on July 1, 2015

SMB is pleased to announce the first John Jungck Travel Award recipient, Elissa Schwartz, from Washington State University. In addition to her own research in virology, immunology, and infectious disease modeling, Dr. Schwartz has shown dedication to undergraduate mathematical biology education. In past meetings she has presented her students' on-campus epidemiological investigations, and this week at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the SMB she will speak more generally on the integration of student research into undergraduate coursework. Dr. Schwartz teaches an undergraduate introductory mathematical biology course and she mentors a number of undergraduate research students.