SMB Digest     July 5, 2016   Volume 16 Issue 27
ISSN 1086-6566

Editor: Richard Schugart richard(dot)schugart(at)gmail(dot)com

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Issue's Topics:
         Workshop: Computational Challenges..., Aug 30-31, U Manchester
         Summer School: Computational Biology, Sep 5-15, U Coimbra
         Symposia: Keystone, 2016-2017 Global Health Series Conferences
         AIBS: US Congressional District Visits, Register by Jul 17
         ToC: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and...
         Springer: New Book Alert
         Post-doc: Modeling Viral Evolution, UPMC, France
         NSF: Funding Opportunity, PIRE-Partnership for International...
         NSF: Funding Opportunity, FRGMS-Focused Research Groups in...
         NIH: Selected Intramural Research & Other Job Openings, Jul '16
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Simon Cotter <>
Date: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 3:33 AM
Subject: Workshop: Computational Challenges..., Aug 30-31, U Manchester

I am writing to remind you all that registration will close on 27th July
for a workshop entitled "Computational Challenges in Biochemical
Networks: Multiscale Methods and Inverse Problems", which will take
place in the Alan Turing building, Manchester, UK, on 30-31 August 2016.
Registration can be completed via the workshop webpage:

Please feel free to spread the word about this event amongst anybody
that you think may be interested. Places are limited and as such people
interested in coming should register as soon as they can. Young
researchers are encouraged to apply to present a poster during the


From: Armindo Salvador <>
Date: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Subject: Summer School: Computational Biology, Sep 5-15, U Coimbra

The Computational Biology network at the University of Coimbra
( is pleased to announce the
2016 Summer School in Computational Biology - from molecules to tissues,
to be held in Coimbra on 5th to 15th September 2016. This will be an
introductory course targeted to students from the M. Sc. to
post-doctoral levels with either biological or exact sciences
backgrounds who wish to acquire skills in Computational Biology. It will
include introductory lectures, courses on specialized Computational
Biology topics, seminars on recent developments, and mini-research
projects. There will be two parallel tracks of introductory lectures:
A. Mathematics and physics for students with a life sciences background;
B. Biology for students with an exact sciences background.

In order to apply, please send a CV to
no later than July 22, indicating also which introductory track you
intend to follow.

Registration and accommodation fees of the selected candidates will be
modest. For further information please see


From: keystonesymposia <>
Date: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 5:35 PM
Subject: Symposia: Keystone, 2016-2017 Global Health Series Conferences



From: AIBS <>
Date: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM
Subject: AIBS: US Congressional District Visits, Register by Jul 17



From: <>
Date: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:43 PM
Subject: ToC: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and...



From: Springer <>
Date: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:04 AM
Reply-to: <>
Subject: Springer: New Book Alert


Algorithms for Computational Biology
Book Series: Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics, Vol. 9702
Editor/s: Botón-Fernández, María; Martín-Vide, Carlos;
Santander-Jiménez, Sergio; Vega-Rodríguez, Miguel A.

Machine Learning for Microbial Phenotype Prediction
Book Series: BestMasters
Feldbauer, Roman

Models of Calcium Signalling
Book Series: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, Vol. 43
Dupont, Geneviève; Falcke, Martin; Kirk, Vivien; Sneyd, James

Probabilistic Models of Population Evolution
Book Series: Stochastics in Biological Systems, Vol. 1.6
Pardoux, Étienne

Topological Interactions in Ring Polymers
Book Series: Springer Theses
Michieletto, Davide


From: Igor Rouzine <>
Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 5:37 PM
Subject: Post-doc: Modeling Viral Evolution, UPMC, France

Postdoctoral opportunity: Modeling viral 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 viral evolution 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, vaccines, and personalized medicine. The candidate
should possess solid numeric and some 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. 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


From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 6:18 PM
dmsnews <>
Subject: NSF: Funding Opportunity, PIRE-Partnership for International...

An updated NSF program solicitation is now available: Partnerships for
International Research and Education (PIRE)

Please see for

(Required) Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: September 14, 2016

Informational Webinar: July 7, 2016

Webinar information: Please join us on July 7, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
(Eastern time) for an informational webinar session about the current
PIRE competition.

Event address for attendees:

Event password: pire

Audio conference information:
Toll Free # 877-951-7311
(Toll # 1-203-607-0666)
Participant passcode: 4732016

Program synopsis:
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an
NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all
NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high
quality projects in which advances in research and education could not
occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a
higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and
engineering community.

International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science
and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and
educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners
from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE
promotes excellence in science and engineering through international
collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse,
globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.

This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and
engineering research that are supported by the NSF.


From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 6:31 PM
dmsnews <>
Subject: NSF: Funding Opportunity, FRGMS-Focused Research Groups in...

A new NSF program solicitation is now available: Focused Research Groups
in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS)

Please see for

Proposal Deadline Date: September 27, 2016

Program synopsis:
The purpose of the Focused Research Group activity is to support
collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific,
major research challenges in the mathematical sciences. A major
challenge is an outstanding problem of significant importance that
requires the focused and synergistic efforts of a collaborative group to
solve, and whose solution will have wide impacts in the mathematical
sciences and potentially in other areas. Groups may include, in addition
to statisticians and mathematicians, researchers from other science and
engineering disciplines appropriate for the proposed research. Risky
projects are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Projects
should be timely, limited in duration to up to three years, and
substantial in their scope and impact for the mathematical sciences.
Funded projects that show substantial progress in their first two years
may be recommended for a creativity extension for up to an additional
two years.


From: Owens, Roland (NIH/OD) [E] <>
Date: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 9:04 AM
Raymond Mejía <>
Subject: NIH: Selected Intramural Research & Other Job Openings, Jul '16

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator
Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology, NIAID
(deadline: August 8)

The Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology (LMIV), Division of
Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites
applications for a tenure-track (preferred) or tenure-eligible
investigator in malaria immunology or vaccinology.

We seek a highly creative individual who will establish an independent,
world-class malaria research program that takes full advantage of the
special opportunities afforded by the stable, long-term funding offered
to the intramural NIH community. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D.,
or equivalent degree and an outstanding record of postdoctoral or junior
faculty accomplishment. Applicants should be interested in developing
and applying novel approaches to the study of malaria immunology or
malaria vaccines, which could include a significant clinical or
translational effort in addition to bench research. As examples, the
candidate might pursue structure-function-immunogenicity of malaria
proteins and immunogens, innate immunity and adjuvants, humoral
immunity, or immunobiology of durable vaccine-induced protective immune

The successful candidate will have access to the NIH Clinical Center,
a premier research hospital on the main NIH campus where LMIV conducts
vaccine trials and experimental malaria infections in human volunteers.
She or he will have ample opportunity to participate in the activities
of the International Centers of Excellence in Research at
malaria-endemic sites in Africa. Other trans-NIH initiatives involving
technology development, translational investigation, access to nonhuman
primate facilities, and multidisciplinary science offer additional
research infrastructure for intramural scientists.

The incumbent will be assigned independent resources to include
laboratory support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual
budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster
success. In addition to an outstanding international postdoctoral
community, a superior pool of graduate and undergraduate students is
available to the successful applicant. Additional information is
available on the LMIV website
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil
service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and
long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan) is available. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

To apply, email your curriculum vitae, bibliography, a list of
at least five references, and a detailed statement of how your
expertise can contribute to the success of the malaria research
program (no more than two pages) in PDF format to Ms. Laurie Lewallen at Initial review of applications will be on
August 8, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. For further information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick
Duffy, Chief, LMIV, at 301-761-5089 or Visit
Careers at NIAID
for more information about NIAID and additional career opportunities.
HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to
building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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