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SMB Digest      June 29, 2016   Volume 16  Issue 26
ISSN 1086-6566

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Issue's Topics:
    MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Aug 8-12, Columbus, USA
    Postdoc(s): Viral evolution and dynamics, UCSF, USA
    Postdoc: Synthetic Biology, University of Oxford, UK
    Book: The Inner Workings of Life. Vignettes in Systems Biology
    SMBnet Reminders


From: Tony Nance <tony@mbi.osu.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Subject: MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Aug 8-12, Columbus, USA

2016 MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference
August 8-12, 2016, MBI, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference, August 8-12
The MBI Capstone conference offers undergraduate student researchers in
the mathematical biosciences an opportunity to present their work on the
national stage.
This student centered conference features:
- Recruitment fair for graduate studies
- Panels on jobs and graduate opportunities
- Keynotes from prominent Math Biologists
- Social event at the Columbus Zoo/Aquarium
- Talks and posters by student researchers
Applications submitted by July 20, 2016 will receive full consideration.
To apply visit  https://mbi.osu.edu/event/?id=1029


From: Rouzine, Igor <Igor.Rouzine@ucsf.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 8:08 AM
Subject: Postdoc(s): Viral evolution and dynamics, UCSF, USA

Mathematical modeling of viral evolution and dynamics, UCSF, San Francisco

Prof. Andino at the Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, 
University of California, San Francisco, anticipates one or several 
postdoctoral openings 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 a new type of antiviral 
therapy against a broad range of human viruses. The team comprises leading 
virologists, modelers, and data analysts from IBM, Boston University, 
University of Haifa, and other organizations. The candidate should possess 
excellent numeric and solid analytic skills and have experience with reading 
biological literature and modeling biological systems. We seek individuals 
who are intellectually independent but open and flexible and can thrive 
within an interdisciplinary environment. The results used to guide 
collaborating groups in the design of antiviral agents, as well as published 
in leading biological journals. The anticipated positions, pending funding 
approval, will start October 1, 2016, 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, 


From: Antonis Papachristodoulou <antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 8:48 AM
Subject: Postdoc: Synthetic Biology, University of Oxford, UK

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Control
Engineering group in Engineering Science (central Oxford). The
position is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for up to 36 months.

This post is at the interface of Synthetic Biology and Control
Engineering. You should have a good first degree in engineering or
mathematics and have completed or about to complete a doctorate in
control engineering/dynamical systems or mathematical biology. A good
publication record commensurate with your stage of career is expected.
You must have the organisational skills and initiative to carry out
independent research and be able to work as part of an
interdisciplinary team. Experience of developing mathematical
algorithms and simulations, in modelling biological systems and in the
analysis and design of feedback control systems is essential.

The successful candidate will benefit from an international
collaboration with MIT, ETHZ, the Caltech and KAIST as well as
Microsoft Research, Cambridge and will become part of the growing and
flourishing Synthetic Biology community in Oxford. The work will be
partly mathematical, partly computational and will involve close
interaction with researchers in the biological sciences.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Antonis
Papachristodoulou (email: antonis@eng.ox.ac.uk). Further information
can be found at www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement,
including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past
experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and
the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 July 2016 can be 

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its
commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.


From: Eberhard Voit <eberhard.voit@bme.gatech.edu>
Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:27 PM
Subject: Book: The Inner Workings of Life. Vignettes in Systems Biology

Details of book:
The Inner Workings of Life. Vignettes in Systems Biology
Eberhard O. Voit
Cambridge University Press
Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is 
often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology 
promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and 
adaptable systems, using mathematical modelling and computational analysis. 
This new systems approach is already having a broad impact on biological 
research and has potentially far-reaching implications for our understanding 
of life. Written in an informal and non-technical style, this book provides 
an accessible introduction to systems biology. Self-contained vignettes each 
convey a key theme and are intended to enlighten, provoke and interest 
readers of different academic disciplines, but also to offer new insight to 
those working in the field. Using a minimum amount of jargon and no 
mathematics, Voit manages to convey complex ideas and give the reader a 
genuine sense of the excitement that systems biology brings with it, as well 
as the current challenges and opportunities.


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