Stacey Finley (University of Southern California), Jennifer Flegg (University of Melbourne), Robin Thompson (University of Oxford), Navideh Noori (Institute for Disease Modeling) and Jacob Scott (Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic)

The SMB Newsletter editors will soon be changing! To make this changeover as smooth as possible, we have two new editors for this Newsletter. The first is Navideh Noori (Institute for Disease Modeling), who was a guest editor in the previous SMB Newsletter. The second is Jacob Scott (Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic). Welcome to Navideh and Jacob!

We are sorry to announce that this will be Jennifer Flegg’s final issue as editor of the Newsletter – thanks to Jen for all her excellent work!

In this issue we highlight the following:

  1. News – Conference reports on the 2019 Annual SMB Meeting and BIOMATH 2019. Interview with Dr Kit Yates (University of Bath) about his new book “The Maths of Life and Death”.
  2. People – Interview with Dr Robert Smith?, University of Ottawa, who was the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Service Award.
  3. Editorial – Article by Dr Stacey Finley about the usefulness of poster presentations at scientific conferences.

To see the articles in this issue, click the links at the bottom of this page.

Issues of the newsletter are released four times per year in March, June, September and December. The newsletter serves the SMB community with news and updates, so please share it with your colleagues and contribute content to future issues.

We would like to invite you to submit content to the newsletter.  The next issue will be released in December 2019, so if you would like to contribute, please send an email to the editors by the end of October 2019 to discuss how your content can be included. This could include summaries of relevant conferences that you have attended, suggestions for interviews, professional development opportunities etc. Please note that job advertisements should be sent to the SMB digest rather than to the newsletter. Finally, if you have any suggestions on how to improve the newsletter, please contact us at any time. The primary contact editor is Robin.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the newsletter!

Stacey, Jen, Robin, Navideh and Jacob
Editors, SMB Newsletter




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