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SMB Digest  November 16, Volume 16  Issue 46
ISSN 1086-6566

Editor: Wandi Ding: ding.smb.digest(at)gmail(dot)com

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Issue's Topics:  
   ToC: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 78, Issue 12
   CfN: Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award 2016
   CfP: NSF-NCS, Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural...
   BigDat 2017, Bari, Italy, Feb 13-17
   INCLUDES Conference on Evaluation, Knoxville, TN, Feb 23-24
   CfP: EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare
   Keystone Symposia 2017: Malaria Meeting, Feb 19-23
   Keystone Symposia 2017: Metabolic Diseases Conferences
   Keystone Symposia 2017: Neurobiology Conferences  
   Keystone Symposia 2017: Molecular Biology Conferences
   Keystone Symposia 2017: Drug Discovery Conferences
   Postdoc Position: Applied Math/Computational..., Yonsei U 
   Postdoc Positions: Multiscale Modeling of Influenza..., NCSU & Duke
   Faculty Positions: Math Modeling of Complex Biosystems, UCR
   Faculty Position: Quantitative Scientist, U of Washington
   Faculty Position: Bioengineering, UIUC
   SMBnet Reminders


From: Springer <springer@alerts.springer.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 12:37 PM
Subject: ToC: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 78, Issue 12 

Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 78, Issue 12 is available at:


From: Philip Maini <Philip.Maini@maths.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 4:48 AM
Subject: CfN: Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award 2016

ESMTB announces the annual Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award to be 
presented to the student submitting the best doctoral thesis within the 
current year 2016 in any area of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology.


A summary of the thesis receiving the award will be published as the lead 
article in the 2017 issue of the European Communications in Mathematical 
and Theoretical Biology.

The award includes:

- an invitation to present a lecture at the forthcoming triennial ESMTB 
Conference or, alternatively, a limited travel grant by ESMTB for a 
scientific visit of the recipient's own choice,
- 1 year's free membership of ESMTB.
- A voucher for Springer books


Potential applicants may be nominated by any ESMTB member. To nominate a 
person for the Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award, the following 
information should be submitted to Philip Maini 

1. Name, address, phone number, affiliation, and email address of the 
2. Name, address, phone number, affiliation, and email address of the 
3. A detailed statement describing why the nominee should be considered 
for the award.
4. An extended summary of the thesis (ca. 2-5 pages plus optional pictures).
5. A CV of the nominee in some form.

Closing date for nominations is 31th January 2017, by which time the 
thesis should have received final acceptance by the institution granting 
the doctoral degree. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to send their 
full thesis.


From: Whang, Kenneth C. <kwhang@nsf.gov>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 5:45 PM
Subject: CfP: NSF-NCS, Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural...

NSF has published the FY17 solicitation for Integrative Strategies for 
Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems. Details at:

NSF-NCS: http://www.nsf.gov/ncs

NSF 17-519: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17519


From: GRLMC <grlmc@grlmc.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 3:02 PM
Subject: BigDat 2017, Bari, Italy, Feb 13-17

BigDat 2017, Bari, Italy, February 13-17, 2017


Early registration deadline: November 18, 2016.


From: Catherine Crawley <ccrawley@nimbios.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 1:04 PM
Subject: INCLUDES Conference on Evaluation, Knoxville, TN, Feb 23-24

To those interested in STEM education: 

We are hosting an NSF-funding INCLUDES Conference on "Multi-Scale 
Evaluation in STEM Education" and a Pre-Conference Tutorial on "Modern 
Methods in Program Evaluation." Funding is available for travel and local 
support. The deadline to apply is November 21, the activities will be in 
Knoxville, TN and the Tutorial is on February 22 with the Conference on 
February 23-24, 2017. 

Full details at http://www.nimbios.org/IncludesConf/ 

We are also hosting a webinar on "Program Evaluation 101" two weeks prior 
to the Conference. An outstanding group of experts in project and program 
evaluation will be leading activities at these gatherings that can assist 
your efforts in STEM education. 


From: Warren, Sarah <Sarah.Warren@exeter.ac.uk
Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 7:41 AM
Subject: CfP: EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare

Work with the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare
The EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare: 
http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/research/pmh/ brings together a 
world-leading team of mathematicians, statisticians and clinicians with a 
range of industrial partners, people with lived experience of chronic 
health conditions and other stakeholders to focus on the development of 
new methods for managing and treating noncommunciable disorders using 
predictive mathematical and statistical models. Our focus is on 'dynamic' 
health conditions such as autoimmune disease, cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes 
and epilepsy. We aim to revolutionise the clinical management of these 
disorders through better understanding the fundamental mechanisms of these 
disorders, as well as the development of mathematically-underpinned 
decision support systems.
Visitor programme
The Centre runs a lively visitor programme where both short term seminar 
speakers and longer term visitors can interact with the team. Whether you 
are an academic, a student, a healthcare professional or involved in 
healthcare technologies, if you are interested to visit or work with us, 
please get in touch by completing our visitor contact form: 
https://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/research/pmh/visitors/ or email 
Visiting fellowship
We have some funding available to support the visits of interested parties 
who will contribute to the work of the Centre. Please use the contact form 
to tell us more about your plans, the problem you would like to solve and 
who you would like to work with. Requests for funding will be dealt with 
on an individual basis.


From: <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia 2017: Malaria Meeting, Feb 19-23

See details at


From: Jane Peterson <janelp@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 5:36 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia 2017: Metabolic Diseases Conferences

The 2017 conferences in Keystone Symposia Metabolic Diseases series are:

Diabetes (J3): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17J3

Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology (J4): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17J4

Microbiome in Health and Disease (J8): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17J8

Bile Acid Receptors as Signal Integrators in Liver and Metabolism (C1): 

Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Metabolic Homeostasis, Diabetes and 
Obesity (C6): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17C6

Neuronal Control of Appetite, Metabolism and Weight (Z5): 

Gastrointestinal Control of Metabolism (Z6): 


From: Jane Peterson <janelp@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia 2017: Neurobiology Conferences

The 2017 conferences in our Neurobiology series are:

Neurogenesis during Development and in the Adult Brain (J2):

Synapses and Circuits: Formation, Function and Dysfunction (X1):

Connectomics (X2): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17X2

Neuroinflammation: Concepts, Characteristics, Consequences (E5):


From: Jane Peterson <janelp@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 5:38 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia 2017: Molecular Biology Conferences

The 2017 conferences in our Molecular Biology series are:

Precision Genome Engineering (A2): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17A2

Epigenetics and Human Disease: Progress from Mechanisms to Therapeutics 
(A9): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17A9

Noncoding RNAs: From Disease to Targeted Therapeutics (J5):

Protein-RNA Interactions: Scale, Mechanisms, Structure and Function of 
Coding and Noncoding RNPs (J6): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17J6

mRNA Processing and Human Disease (C3): 

Genomic Instability and DNA Repair (Z1): 

DNA Replication and Recombination (Z2): 


From: Jane Peterson <janelp@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia 2017: Drug Discovery Conferences

The 2017 conferences in our Drug Discovery series are:

Biobetters and Next-Generation Biologics: Innovative Strategies for 
Optimally Effective Therapies (A7): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17A7

Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Taking a Place in Mainstream 
Oncology (C7): http://www.keystonesymposia.org/17C7


From: Sehun Chun <sehun.chun@yonsei.ac.kr>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:22 PM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Applied Math/Computational..., Yonsei U

Postdoc Position, Applied Mathematics/Computational Biophysics, Underwood 
International College, Yonsei University.

Applications are invited for maximum three year postdoctoral position at 
the Underwood International College (UIC), Yonsei University, Incheon, 
South Korea. This position, which will be available from 1st January 2017, 
is a part of a NRF-funded project to develop a new electrodynamic model 
of the cardiac action potential propagation for crucial cardiac 
electrophysiological phenomena such as atrial reentry, atrial fibrillation, 
and defibrillation. The successful candidate will be part of the new 
research center at UIC, called Computational BioPhysics (CBP) center. 
Applicants are sought with experience in numerical analysis, scientific 
computing, image analysis, computational biophysics, or biomedical 
engineering. However, prior experience in any of this field of study is 
not required. Outstanding applicants in other related areas with a proper 
background and interests will receive full considerations. Preference is 
given to those who can program in C or C++.

For additional information, please contact Sehun Chun at 
sehun.chun@yonsei.ac.kr (https://sites.google.com/site/uicschun/).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, Research statement, 
and the names and contact information for two references to Sehun Chun 

The closing date for applications is 1 December 2016. Interviews are 
expected to be held in the first week of December. 


From: Ruian Ke <rke2@ncsu.edu>
Date: Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 1:20 PM
Subject: Postdoc Positions: Multiscale Modeling of Influenza..., NCSU & Duke

The Koelle lab in the Department of Biology at Duke University and the Ke 
lab in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University 
have multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers between the two 
collaborating research groups. 

The post-docs will work in a multidisciplinary team on a DARPA-funded human 
influenza virus project that aims to understand the functional organization 
of influenza viruses at multiple scales and develop novel evolution-proof 
antivirals. We encourage applications from highly motivated and creative 
individuals who have backgrounds in one or more of the following: 

- mathematical modeling (ideally infectious disease modeling), 
- statistically fitting models to data, 
- theoretical biology (including multi-level selection theory and theory on 
the evolution of multicellularity), 
- population genetics, 
- population ecology, and 
- viral sequence analysis. 

The project involves modeling influenza at multiple scales of organization, 
including intracellular dynamics, within-host dynamics, and between-host 
dynamics. Opportunity will be present to interact with the experimental 
labs at UIUC, Rutgers, and Montana State University that belong to the 
multidisciplinary team.
To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and 
up to 3 publications to both Katia Koelle (katia.koelle@duke.edu) and 
Ruian Ke (rke2@ncsu.edu) by December 15, 2016 at the latest. We will 
review applications on a rolling basis.   


From: Mary Stuart <mary.stuart@ucr.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 5:59 PM
Subject: Faculty Positions: Math Modeling of Complex Biosystems, UCR

Cluster hire to build a group in MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF COMPLEX 

Applications are invited for two 9-month, tenure-track or tenure positions 
at the Assistant or Associate levels beginning July 1, 2017, as a part of 
the cluster hiring initiative in Mathematical Modeling of Complex 
Biosystems at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

To apply: Application materials for the Assistant Professor position 
should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00675

Associate level applicants should apply through 
https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00676 .


From: SAFS Assistant to the Director <safsasst@uw.edu>
Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 1:37 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Quantitative Scientist, U of Washington

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences: SAFS; http://fish.washington.edu 
at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant 
Professor (0116) who develops and applies mathematical or statistical tools 
to aquatic biological systems, fisheries, and conservation. This is a 
multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or 
foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly 

We've extended the deadline to Dec. 1, 2016.

To view the UW job posting, please visit: 


From: Marnie Bantilan <m.bantilan@jobtarget.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Bioengineering, UIUC

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign (UIUC) seeks full-time Bioengineering faculty for tenured or 
tenure-track positions in the areas of translational bioengineering, 
computational biology at the cell and molecular levels, neuro-engineering, 
and cancer bioengineering.

To apply, see details at



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