Subject: Society for Mathematical Biology Digest

SMB Digest      March 16, 2016   Volume 16  Issue 11
ISSN 1086-6566

Editor: Amina Eladdadi eladd.digest(at)gmail(dot)com

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Issue's Topics: 
    ECMTB/SMB 2016 - Early bird rates end March 31
    The 2016 Mathematical Bioscience Award for a Postdoc/Junior Faculty
    CFP: Modeling and Computations on Lipid Bilayer Membranes
    NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at The U. of Chicago
    NIH Director's Early Independence Award Funding Opportunity
    New Book announcement: Introduction to Mathematical Oncology
    SMBnet Reminders


From: Owen Markus <pmzmro@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: ECMTB/SMB 2016 - Early bird rates end March 31
Date: 9 March 2016 at 20:58:39 GMT

ECMTB/SMB 2016 - www.ecmtb2016.org - Registration now open
Pay fees and book accommodation - early registration closes on 31 March 2016
10th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology / SMB
Annual Meeting

The joint meeting of the European Society for Mathematical and
Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) and the annual meeting of the Society for
Mathematical Biology (SMB) will be held in Nottingham, 11-15 July

Our Online Store is now open for payment of registration fees, booking
the conference dinner, some excursion options, and accommodation in
University Halls of Residence. Reduced early rates are available until
31 March 2016.

You can go direct to the store using this link:
or via the main meeting page

Information on alternative accommodation options, such as in city
centre hotels, can also be found on our website.

Best wishes,
Markus Owen (Chair of the Local Organising Committee, ECMTB/SMB 2016)

Local Organising Committee:
Markus Owen, Daniele Avitabile, Leah Band, Bindi Brook, Stephen
Coombes, Etienne Farcot, John King, Reuben O'Dea, Ruediger Thul,
Jonathan Wattis

Scientific Committee:
Linda Allen, Ellen Baake, Jim Cushing, Andreas Deutsch, Odo Diekmann,
Susanne Ditlevsen, Stephen Eglen, Amina Eladdadi, Yoh Iwasa, Eva
Kisdi, Santiago Schnell, Artie Sherman, Jonathan Sherratt, Vitaly


From: William Heuett <wheuett@marymount.edu>
Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Subject:  The 2016 Mathematical Bioscience Award for a 
    Postdoc/Junior Faculty member

Announcing the 2016 Mathematical Bioscience Award for a
Postdoctoral/Junior Faculty member

Announcing the Mathematical Bioscience Award for a Postdoctoral/Junior
Faculty member to support travel to the SMB 2016 Annual Meeting:

This $1000 award, sponsored by Elsevier, will provide travel support
to a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty member selected by the
education committee to attend the SMB 2016 Annual Meeting in
Nottingham, UK. The award will be given to an SMB member who is
presenting an education-focused talk at the annual meeting.

Applications should include:
1. An explanation of the importance of SMB meeting attendance to the
applicant?s professional development and to undergraduate education at
the home institution.
2. A statement confirming society membership.
3. A description of the annual travel funds available from the
applicant?s home institution, and a statement justifying the need for
additional support.

Applications are due by March 31 to wheuett@marymount.edu. The award
decision will be made by Will Heuett, Chair of Education, along with
one other member of our education committee and one appointee from the
Board members. Recipients will be notified in mid-April.


From: Zhao, Shan <szhao@ua.edu>
Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 2:12 PM
Subject: CFP: Modeling and Computations on Lipid Bilayer Membranes

The journal Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB) is a
peer-reviewed, open-access journal, aiming to promote the mathematical
study of biological processes at the molecular scale. The purpose of
the current special issue is to create a platform for researchers from
mathematical, biological, computer sciences and other related
disciplines to report recent novel developments on computational
approaches for modeling various critical biological processes
occurring on dynamical lipid bilayer membranes,  on either molecular
or cellular level.

The solicited topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    Deformation or morphology change of lipid bilayer membranes
    Lipid transportation or localization on bilayer membranes
    Transportation of particles (molecules , ions, protons) on or
     across bilayer membranes
    Modeling and simulation of membrane proteins
    Protein-membrane interactions
    Single/Collective cell migration

Before submission authors should carefully read over the Author
Guidelines, which are located at
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mlbmb. All manuscripts are subject to
the standard peer review process before publication. Please note the
publisher has waived the Article Processing Charges for this special
issue, but articles will be open-access in accordance with the overall
goals of the journal. Prospective authors should submit their
manuscript online at http://mlbmb.edmgr.com/.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions. If you have any
question, please contact Professor Yongcheng Zhou at

Tentative Schedules:
 Manuscript Due: June 1, 2016
 First Round of Reviews: July 1, 2016
 Anticipated Publication Date:  October 1, 2016

Guest editors:
  Rolf Ryham, Fordham University
  Yanxiang Zhao, George Washington University
  Yongcheng Zhou, Colorado State University (lead)


From: "Olivero, Ofelia (NIH/NCI) [E]" <oliveroo@dc37a.nci.nih.gov>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:01:26 +0000
Subject: NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program

Dear Colleagues,

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is actively seeking Ph.D. students to
participate in the NCI Graduate Student Recruiting Program, to be held
June22-24 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland

The deadline to submit applications is April, 4th 2016 and the online
application can be found at: https://nci-gsrp.cancer.gov/. Selected
candidates will spend two days discussing their research through poster
sessions, meeting current trainees at the National Cancer
Institute<http://www.cancer.gov/research> (NCI), and learning about the
research at NCI. The NCI-GSRP will support all travel costs for invited
applicants to attend the event.

The NCI is committed to excellence in science and to fostering diversity and
inclusion. The purpose of this event is to invite qualified individuals to
get acquainted with the science and resources at the National Cancer
Institute and interview with our Principal Investigators seeking to


From: Kila Roberts <kila@uchicago.edu>
Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 1:19 PM
Subject: Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at The U. of Chicago

Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at The University of Chicago,
Biological Sciences Collegiate Division
http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ job posting 02952.

The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of
Chicago invites applications for a position at the rank of Senior
Lecturer in mathematical biology beginning in the Autumn of 2016.  
The Senior Lecturer will be responsible for working with the faculty to
develop and deploy a mathematical and computational curriculum
directly within existing course sequences for undergraduate biology
majors.  The goal of this embedded curriculum is to enable deeper
exploration of dynamic and stochastic biological processes at all
stages of students? education in biology.  Opportunities for teaching
separate courses in the applicant?s area of specialty are available.
The Senior Lecturer will be expected to assist faculty in applying for
extramural support for program development, as needed, and to pursue
academic activities publishable in the appropriate scientific and
education literature.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field and
preferably postdoctoral experience studying biological phenomena.
Strong interest and demonstrated proficiency in undergraduate teaching
and curriculum development is required.  A record of collaborative
work with biologists is important.  The appointment will be for three
years and is renewable.

To apply for this position, visit our Web site at
http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/ job posting 02952.  Please
complete your application and submit supporting materials by April 11,
2016.  Applicants are required to submit the following materials: 1) a
cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a sample course syllabus, 4)
course evaluations or evidence of past teaching performance, and 5)
three letters of reference.  The review of applications will begin
April 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Early
application is strongly recommended.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with
a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other
protected classes under the law. For additional information please see
the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at
http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job
seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the
application process should call 773-702-5671 or email
ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.


From: "Murcia, Ellie (NIH/OD) [E]" <murciae@OD.NIH.GOV>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:16:15 +0000
Resent-from: Raymond Mejía <mejiar@helix.nih.gov>
Subject: NIH Director's Early Independence Award Funding Opportunity

NIH Director's Early Independence Award Funding Opportunity Announcement
for FY 2017 - Receipt date September 12, 2016

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announces the FY 2017
funding opportunity for the NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (EIA)
<http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence/index.aspx>. The EIA initiative
allows exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their transition to an
independent research career by "skipping" the traditional postdoctoral
training. To be eligible, candidates at time of application must be
within one year (before or after) of completion of their terminal degree
or clinical residency. In addition, at time of application, candidates must
not be in an independent position (as defined in the FOA). Each institution
(designated by a unique DUNS identifier) may submit up to two applications in
response to this FOA. Letters of intent are due Aug. 12, 2016. Applications
are due Sept. 12, 2016. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity
Announcement <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-16-006.html>

To facilitate the "matching" of prospective candidates with potential
host institutions, the NIH Common Fund has created a matching portal
website <https://commonfund.nih.gov/ei/matchingportal/index.aspx> in
which institutions may indicate their interest in hosting EIA awardees
and provide pertinent information. Prospective candidates will be able
to use this portal to identify potential host institutions. Institutions
are invited to provide information as soon as they are able. The portal
will be updated on a continuing basis. Note that while registration by
institutions is encouraged, it is not required and candidates may identify
host institutions through other means.

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Independence Awards
initiative are available at http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence/faq.
The NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap) encourages collaboration and
supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These
programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH
Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes,
Centers and Offices. Additional information about the NIH Common Fund
can be found at http://commonfund.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) "The Nation's Medical Research
Agency" - includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal
agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational
medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures
for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its
programs, visit http://www.nih.gov


From: Yang Kuang <kuang@asu.edu>
Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Subject: New Book: Introduction to Mathematical Oncology

Textbook: Introduction to Mathematical Oncology
by Yang Kuang, John D. Nagy, Steffen E. Eikenberry

Published on February 18, 2016 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 470 Pages - ISBN 9781584889908 

Represents the first textbook on mathematical oncology
Provides the medical and biological background of various cancers
Covers clinical/experimental data-based cancer cell growth and treatment models
Describes novel mathematical tools for analyzing and testing the models
Includes many classroom-tested exercises and research projects

Introduction to Mathematical Oncology presents biologically
well-motivated and mathematically tractable models that facilitate
both a deep understanding of cancer biology and better cancer
treatment designs. It covers the medical and biological background of
the diseases, modeling issues, and existing methods and their
limitations. The authors introduce mathematical and programming tools,
along with analytical and numerical studies of the models. They also
develop new mathematical tools and look to future improvements on
dynamical models.


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