SMB Digest     July 19, 2016   Volume 16 Issue 29
ISSN 1086-6566

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

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Issue's Topics:
         Conference: Health Disparities, Mar 16-18, New Orleans, US
         Conference: Adaptive Immunity, May 14-17, Ascona, Switzerland
         Books: New Books Alert, Springer
         Post-doc: Forest-Grassland Ecotones, U Guelph, Canada
         Tenure-Track: Theoretical Neurosciences, Bates College, US
         Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Statistical Genomics, U Melbourne
         NIGMS: News from NIGMS,... Funding Opportunities
         NIH:...Single IRB Policy; SBIR Trends & Upcoming Conferences
         SMBnet Reminders


From: XULA-COP Conference Organizer <>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 4:23 PM
Subject: Conference: Health Disparities, Mar 16-18, New Orleans, US

Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
10th Anniversary Health Disparities Conference
March 16?18, 2017 in New Orleans, LA

For additional information, see


From: Greiff Victor <>
Date: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Subject: Conference: Adaptive Immunity, May 14-17, Ascona, Switzerland

The SystIms2017 Organizing Committee welcomes you to attend the
conference "Systems Biology of Adaptive Immunity" that will be held from
May 14 to 17, 2017 at the Conference Centre Monte Verità, Ascona,
Switzerland, the venue of choice for Congressi Stefano Franscini, the
international conference platform of ETH Zurich.  For additional
information on the conference, see


From: Springer Mathematics <>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 2:48 AM
Reply-to: <>
Subject: Books: New Books Alert, Springer

We invite you to read selected titles from Springer.

Stochastic Models with Power-Law Tails
Authors: Dariusz Buraczewski, Ewa Damek, Thomas Mikosch

Topologie algébrique Chapters 1-4
Author: N. Bourbaki

On the Hypotheses Which Lie at the Bases of Geometry
Editor: Jürgen Jost

Moving Interfaces and Quasilinear Parabolic Evolution Equations
Authors: Jan Prüss, Gieri Simonett

Modellistica Numerica per Problemi Differenziali
Author: Alfio Quarteroni

Dessins d'Enfants on Riemann Surfaces
Authors: Gareth A. Jones, Jürgen Wolfart

Look out for these Forthcoming Titles:

*Configuration Spaces*
Editors: Filippo Callegaro, Frederick R. Cohen, Corrado De Concini,
Eva-Maria Feichtner, Giovanni Gaiffi, Mario Salvetti
This book collects the scientific contributions of a group of leading
experts who took part in the INdAM Meeting held in Cortona in September

*Graph Theory*
Editors: Ralucca Gera, Stephen Hedetniemi, Craig Larson
This is the first in a series of volumes, which provide an extensive
overview of conjectures and open problems in graph theory.

*Models of Calcium Signalling*
Authors: Geneviève Dupont, Martin Falcke, Vivien Kirk, James Sneyd
This book discusses the ways in which mathematical, computational, and
modelling methods can be used to help understand the dynamics of
intracellular calcium.

*Open Problems in Mathematics*
Editors: John Forbes Nash, Jr., Michael Th. Rassias
This volume comprises selected contributions by some of the most eminent
mathematicians in the international mathematical community on
longstanding problems in very active domains of mathematical research.

*Ordinary Differential Equations: Basics and Beyond*
Authors: David Schaeffer, John Cain
This book develops the theory of ordinary differential equations (ODEs),
starting from an introductory level through to a graduate-level
treatment of the qualitative theory, including bifurcation theory.

*Partial Differential Equations in Action*
Author: Sandro Salsa
The book has evolved from courses offered on partial differential
equations (PDEs) over the last several years at the Politecnico di

*Pi: The Next Generation*
Authors: David H. Bailey, Jonathan M. Borwein
This book contains a compendium of 25 papers published since the 1970s
dealing with pi and associated topics of mathematics and computer


From: Chris Bauch <>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:12 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Forest-Grassland Ecotones, U Guelph, Canada

Postdoctoral researcher in modelling forest-grassland ecotones,
University of Guelph, Canada

We are seeking a PDF for a large collaborative project on modelling
forest-grassland ecotones in the face of global ecological changes
including agriculture and climate change. The candidate should have a
strong background in ecological modelling (mathematical and/or
computational), some experience with field work in terrestrial systems
and/or using empirical data in modelling, and a strong related
publication record. Start date in 2016 or early 2017. More information
can be obtained by contacting Prof. Madhur Anand,, at the Global Ecological Change & Sustainability
Laboratory, University of Guelph. Please include a CV with your enquiry,
and note that we cannot respond to all enquiries.


From: Nancy Koven <>
Date: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM
Subject: Tenure-Track: Theoretical Neurosciences, Bates College, US

The Neuroscience Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts
college in Maine, invites applications for a tenure track assistant
professorship in theoretical neuroscience to begin August 1, 2017. A
Ph.D. is required, with post-doctoral experience preferred. We welcome
applications from any sub-discipline in which neural phenomena are
studied using quantitative and/or computational formalisms. We are
especially interested in candidates whose work has potential
clinical/medical applications but does not require use of a vertebrate
animal colony. Candidates are expected to teach Introduction to
Neuroscience as well as additional courses that could include
quantitative methodologies in neuroscience, neural modeling,
bio/neuroinformatics, neural prosthetics, or computing in the health
sciences. Bates values innovative, inclusive pedagogy and active
scholarship and seeks applicants who can successfully integrate
undergraduates in their research. The College and the Neuroscience
Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of our campus community
and curriculum, and the most competitive applicants will have a record
of engaging people from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background
check. Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Because the College recognizes that employment decisions often involve
two careers, Bates welcomes applications from those interested in
sharing a single faculty position. For more information about the
College and the Program, please visit the Bates website:

Consideration of candidates will begin September 15, 2016 and continue
until the position is filled. Your application should include your cover
letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, three letters of
recommendation, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity
statement. For this last item, please describe how your teaching,
scholarship, mentorship, and/or service would support the college's
historical and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Finalists
will be invited to send additional materials suchas reprints, sample
syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Please direct any questions to Nancy
Koven, Ph.D., at Applicants should submit all
requested materials through Interfolio (referencing job announcement


From: advertising-hr <>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 9:36 PM
Subject: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Statistical Genomics, U Melbourne


School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, The University
of Melbourne

Salary: AUD95,434 - AUD113,323 p.a. (Level B) or AUD116,901 - AUD134,792
p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject
to the appointee's research record, qualifications and experience.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its
expertise in Statistical Genomics. In particular, the successful
applicant will contribute to the School's research related to
Statistical Genomics, which is under the broad leadership of Professor
David Balding.

Close date: 17 Aug 2016

For position information and to apply online go to


From: Dieffenbach, Ann (NIH/NIGMS) [E] <>
Date: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 8:38 AM
Subject: NIGMS: News from NIGMS,... Funding Opportunities

For NIGMS news on IRACDA Outcomes Analysis, Productivity and Impact
Assessment, Cryo-EM RFI, Upcoming MIRA ESI FOA, Funding Opportunities,


From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <>
Date: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM
Subject: NIH:...Single IRB Policy; SBIR Trends & Upcoming Conferences

For an NIH update on Outcomes of "virtual A2s"; Single IRB policy;
SBIR trends & upcoming conferences, see


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