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SMB Digest      June 15, 2016   Volume 16  Issue 24
ISSN 1086-6566

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Issue's Topics:
    Voting in the 2016 Society for Mathematical Biology elections began
    The H. D. Landahl Mathematical Biophysics Award
    Symposium in Computational Immunology, June 24, USA
    Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Exchange Workshop, Sep 5-7, UK
    Conf.: 36th Annual SEARCDE, Nov 5-6, USA
    Conf.: Computational & Mathematical Biomedical Engineering, Apr 10-12, USA
    Bi-Monthly News from NIMBioS
    Postdoc: Modeling viral dynamics and evolution, UPMC, France
    Postdocs: Modeling to develop new types of antiviral therapy, UCSF, USA
    Associate Director..., Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA
    RoAD-Trip Intensive Data Science Residency Program
    NIH Update
    News from NIGMS: Division Director Selection, ...
    Updated NSF funding opportunity:... (GOALI)
    SMBnet Reminders


From: Santiago Schnell <schnells@umich.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Voting in the 2016 Society for Mathematical Biology elections began

Voting in the 2016 Society for Mathematical Biology elections began a few 
days ago. If you are a regular member of the Society for Mathematical 
Biology, it's time to cast your ballot in the elections.
The Society for Mathematical Biology is a member-led organization. The 
Society for Mathematical Biology members influence and contribute to the 
society's initiatives all year long ? but the importance of voting in the 
society's elections cannot be overstated. During this election period, 
please do your part to help determine how the Society for Mathematical 
Biology will be governed in the coming years.
The slate includes two candidates for President-Elect: Alexander R. A. 
Anderson (Moffitt Cancer Center) and Denise Kirschner (University of 
Michigan). The President-Elect will serve a one-year term at the closing of 
the 2016 Annual Meeting in Nottingham (United Kingdom), followed by a 
two-year term as President. 
This year there are eight candidates for the Board of Directors: Ruth Baker 
(University of Oxford), Janet Best (Ohio State University), German Enciso 
(University of California, Irvine), Zhilan Julie Feng (Purdue University), 
Trevor A Graham (Queen Mary University of London), Peter Kim (University of 
Sydney), Fabio Milner (Arizona State University), and Amber M. Smith (St. 
Jude Children's Research Hospital). Three elected board members will be 
appointed at the closing of the 2016 Annual Meeting in Nottingham (United 
Kingdom). Each Elected Member of the Board serves a term of four years.
Regular members can vote electronically by editing their membership profile 
on  http://smb.org/membership/memberprofile.html until July 4th, 2016. If 
you are not a member of the Society for Mathematical Biology, you can join 
online by visiting http://smb.org/membership/application.shtml. To renew 
your membership online go to http://smb.org/membership/memberprofile.shtml.
Santiago Schnell
President, Society for Mathematical Biology


From: Santiago Schnell <schnells@umich.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 10:48 PM
Subject: The H. D. Landahl Mathematical Biophysics Award

Last month, the officers and elected directors of the Society for 
Mathematical Biology unanimously approved the H. D. Landahl Mathematical 
Biophysics Award for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows. This award 
will recognize the scientific contributions made by a graduate student or 
postdoctoral fellow in mathematical biology. The award will be given every 
other year beginning in 2017. It will alternate between two versions: in the 
first cycle, the award will recognize a graduate student who is making 
exceptional scientific contributions to mathematical biology and in the 
second cycle, it will recognize a postdoctoral fellow with a record of 
exceptional scientific contributions to mathematical biology. The award 
recipient will receive a cash award, plaque, and invitation to attend to the 
Annual Meeting of the Society.

The award was established in perpetuity thanks to the generous contribution 
by Evelyn Landahl. Herbert D. Landahl became the second President of the 
Society for Mathematical Biology in 1981. He was a pioneer in the field of 
mathematical biology and became the first doctoral student in Nicolas 
Rashevsky's mathematical biology program at the University of Chicago. 
During his doctorate, he studied how lung cells divide and how gas is 
transported across cells during respiration. Based on that work, Dr. Landahl 
became involved in a U.S. military program designed to understand how 
inhaled chemical agents are distributed throughout the body. That work 
continued after World War II and into the 1960s, as he researched chemical 
compounds designed to reduce the effects of radiation. He was a professor at 
the University of Chicago until 1967 and then joined the University of 
California, San Francisco until his retirement.

The Society for Mathematical Biology will make an official call for 
nominations by the end of the summer.


From: Steven Kleinstein <steven.kleinstein@yale.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 5:26 PM
Subject: Symposium in Computational Immunology, June 24, USA

Registration is now open for the 11th-annual Symposium in Computational 
Immunology taking place June 24, 2016 at Yale University School of Medicine 
Influenza Immunology: Data, Systems and Models
This one-day symposium will cover recent advances in the development and 
application of systems biology approaches to understand influenza infection 
and vaccination at the molecular, cellular, organism, and population levels. 
Speakers include: Rustom Antia (Emory University), Sarah Cobey (University 
of Chicago), James Crowe (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), Adolfo 
Garcia-Sastre (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Tom Kepler (Boston 
University), Purvesh Khatri (Stanford University), Rahul Satija (New York 
Genome Center), John Tsang (Laboratory of Systems Biology, NIH).
The symposium is a part of the NIH-funded Modeling Immunity for Biodefense 
program. This year the symposium is organized by PRiME (Program for Research 
on Immune Modeling and Experimentation http://tsb.mssm.edu/primeportal).
For more information and to register for the FREE symposium, please refer to 
the attached poster or visit: 
When: June 24, 2016 (9am - 5:30pm)
Where: TAC Auditorium, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT


From: Marcus Tindall <m.tindall@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:45 PM
Subject: Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Exchange Workshop, Sep 5-7, UK

Registration is now open for the 1st Exchange Workshop of the UK 
Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Network - 
www.qsp-uk.net/surrey-2016.html. This three day meeting will bring together 
pharmacological, physical and life scientists to demonstrate and discuss key 
themes related to the development of Quantitative Systems Pharmacology. The 
meeting is structured around the four network themes of translation, disease 
progression, multi-scale modelling and parameter estimation (including 
parameter identifiability).


Plenary speakers: Annabelle Ballesta (Warwick), Mike Chappell (Warwick), Amy 
Cheung (AstraZeneca), Mark Coles (York), Pinky Dua (Pfizer), Roy Gray (GW 
Pharmaceuticals), Graham Ladds (Cambridge), Juliane Liepe (Imperial), Alex 
Phipps (Roche) and Matthew Walker (UCL).

Poster Abstracts: Abstracts (1/2 A4 page) should be sent to Marcus Tindall 
(m.tindall@reading.ac.uk) by 25TH JULY. Please clearly include the title of 
your work, authors and their affiliation.

The following registration fees apply: PhD students & Postdocs - £50. 
Academic - £100. Industrial - £250. Industrial (Organisation supporting the 
QSP network) - £150.

Further details on the UK QSP network can be found at www.qsp-uk.net


From: Daniel Kern <dkern@fgcu.edu>
Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 8:59 PM
Subject: Conf.: 36th Annual SEARCDE, Nov 5-6, USA

You are cordially invited to participate in the 36th annual Southeastern-
Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations (SEARCDE), to be held 
Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2016 at Florida Gulf Coast University, 
Fort Myers, Florida. The primary objective of the conference is to promote 
research and education in the field of differential equations by providing a 
joint forum where a wide range of topics in differential equations can be 
discussed among established mathematicians, recent Ph.D. recipients, and 
graduate students. The conference will feature four plenary talks from 
eminent mathematicians and several contributed sessions. Funding from the 
National Science Foundation has been requested to provide travel support for 
advanced graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients. Women and minorities 
are especially encouraged to participate in this conference and to apply for 
support. Please see below for more detailed information about the conference.   

Peter Bates, Michigan State University
Linda Allen, Texas Tech
Avner Friedman, Ohio State University
William Hager, University of Florida

October 4, 2016 - Deadline for online registration and contributed talk 
abstract submissions
September 6, 2016 - Application for travel support deadline 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:  http://math.fgcu.edu/searcde2016/ 

SEARCDE WEBSITE:  http://www.searcde.org

TOPICS OF INTEREST:  ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical 
systems, integral and functional equations, numerical methods, inverse 
problems, differential geometry, control theory, and applications to biology, 
finance, engineering, and the sciences in general

We would appreciate if you would pass this announcement along to all who 
might be interested in participating in the conference. We look forward to 
seeing you at FGCU (Fort Myers, Florida --- sunny Florida with beaches) in 
the fall.
Conference website http://math.fgcu.edu/searcde2016/ 


From: Guowei Wei <wei@math.msu.edu>
Date: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 1:10 AM
Subject: Conf.: Computational & Mathematical Biomedical Engineering, Apr 10-12, USA

5th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical 
Engineering, CMBE17, will take place in the University of Pittsburgh, April 
10-12, 2017 (http://www.compbiomed.net/2017/). You are invited to submit a 
mini symposium (MS) proposal, talk in a standard session (SS), or present a 
poster presentation (P).


From: NIMBioS <newsletter@nimbios.org>
Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:35 PM
Subject: Bi-Monthly News from NIMBioS



From: Igor Rouzine <ivan4995@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 6:47 AM
Subject: Postdoc: Modeling viral dynamics and evolution, UPMC, France

Dr. Igor Rouzine at LQCB, Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine, Université 
Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, seeks to fill two postdoctoral positions to 
model dynamics and evolution of viruses on multiple scales of biological 
organization. The Laboratory of Quantitative and Computational Biology 
offers a unique environment of four experimental and five theoretical teams 
working on different biological topics.

The topics of this project, conducted in collaboration with data analysts 
and experimental teams at UPMC and elsewhere, include applied virus 
evolution (virulence, evasion of immune response), general mathematical 
methods and numeric tools, and HIV pathogenesis. Clinically, the project is 
connected to the development of new types of therapy and personalized 
medicine. The candidate should possess solid numeric and analytic skills and 
have some experience in modeling biological systems. A successful candidate 
will be intellectually independent but flexible and able to thrive in an 
interdisciplinary environment. Ph.D. degree in physical sciences is 
preferred but not required. Results will be published in leading journals 
and used to guide experiments of collaborating teams. The positions will 
start in the Fall of 2016, October 1, and will remain open until filled. 
Interested individuals are requested to send their CV, publication list, and 
names and electronic addresses of two references to igor.rouzine@ucsf.edu.


From: Igor Rouzine <ivan4995@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 6:47 AM
Subject: Postdocs: Modeling to develop new types of antiviral therapy, UCSF, USA

Prof. Andino at the Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, 
University of California, San Francisco, anticipates a strong possibility of 
one or several postdoctoral openings starting in October 1 to model dynamics 
and evolution of viruses at multiple levels of biological organization. The 
successful candidate will participate in a large interdisciplinary project 
to develop new types of antiviral therapy with the participation of leading 
virologists, modelers, and data analysts from IBM, Boston University, 
University of Haifa, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and other 
organizations. The candidate should possess excellent numeric skills and 
have previous experience in modeling biological systems. We seek individuals 
who are intellectually independent but open and flexible and can communicate 
with an interdisciplinary team. Ph.D. in physical sciences is preferred but 
not required. The results will be published in leading journals and used to 
guide experiments of collaborating groups. The anticipated positions, 
subject to funding approval, will start in the Fall of 2016, October 1, and 
remain open until filled. Interested individuals are requested to send their 
CV, publication list, and names and electronic addresses of two references 
to Dr. Rouzine, igor.rouzine@ucsf.edu.


From: Leslie Abrio <l.abrio@jobtarget.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:34 PM
Subject: Associate Director..., Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Position Title: Associate Director for Scientific Operations, Center for 
                Cancer Evolution - Sr Scientist
Company Name: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02101
For details and to apply, see



From: Lisa Dunnebacke <Lisa.Dunnebacke@NIH.GOV>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:06:51 -0400
Resent-from: Raymond Mejía <mejiar@helix.nih.gov>
Subject: RoAD-Trip Intensive Data Science Residency Program

RoAD-Trip Intensive Data Science Residency Program, Application Deadline 9/4

The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Training Coordinating Center (TCC) announces
a new effort entitled Data Science Rotations for Advancing Discovery (Data
Science RoAD-Trip). The purpose of the RoAD-Trip program is to catalyze
collaborations between biomedical and data scientists.

The RoAD-Trip program is a two-week (minimum) intensive residency program
where junior-level biomedical investigators are matched with more senior
data scientists to collaborate on a novel data science research project.
The program is entitled RoAD-Trip because selected junior investigators
will ?take to the road? and collaborate with senior data science mentors at
another research institution. The BD2K TCC is currently seeking applications
from individuals:  junior-level investigators with compelling pre-existing
biomedical data and senior data scientists with mentoring skills and
resources to analyze that data. The TCC will then suggest matches and
invite joint applications from paired groups.

Junior investigators will receive a maximum award of $4000 to help defray
their travel expenses and senior data scientists will receive a $1000
honorarium. The application deadline is September 4th, 2016.

Find out more about the Data Science RoAD-Trip at: www.bigdatau.org/roadtrip
or write to us at bd2k.tcc@gmail.com.


From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <ExtramuralNexus@mail.nih.gov>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 21:11:33
Subject: NIH Update 

NIH Update: renewal success rates then and now; new human subjects 
protections website; funding opportunity announcements explained; new deputy 
director joins OER

Read more about these updates here:


From: Ann Dieffenbach <DIEFFENA@nigms.nih.gov>
Date: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 2:26 PM
Subject: News from NIGMS: Division Director Selection, ...

--Rochelle Long to Direct Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and 
  Biological Chemistry

--Give Input on Strategies for Modernizing Biomedical Graduate Education

--Funding Opportunities



From: Henry Warchall <hwarchal@nsf.gov>
Date: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:32 PM
Subject: Updated NSF funding opportunity:... (GOALI)

This document replaces NSF 12-513.

Dear Colleagues:

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates for Biological Sciences 
(BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education 
and Human Resources (EHR), Engineering (ENG), Geosciences (GEO), 
Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS), and Social, Behavioral and Economic 
Sciences (SBE) wish to notify the community of their interest in stimulating 
collaboration between academic research institutions and industry.

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) is not a 
separate program and proposals should not be submitted to this Dear 
Colleague Letter. An academic scientist or engineer interested in submitting 
a GOALI-designated proposal to a standing NSF funding opportunity or a GOALI 
supplemental proposal to an existing NSF-funded award must contact the 
cognizant NSF program director prior to submission. Special interest is 
focused on affording opportunities for:

* Interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct collaborative 
  research projects, in which the industry research participant provides 
  critical research expertise, without which the likelihood for success of 
  the project would be diminished;

* Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct research and gain 
  experience in an industrial setting; and

* Industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry's perspective and 
  integrative skills to academe.

Please see


for details.


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