Subject: Society for Mathematical Biology Digest

SMB Digest  December 7, Volume 16  Issue 49
ISSN 1086-6566

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

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Issue's Topics: 
   Call for SMB Prize Nominations
   AAI Short Course: Data Mining - Stage 2, Dec 9 
   MBI National Mathematical Biology Colloquium 
   Workshops: Canadian Bioinformatics 2017 Series
   Conference: BAMM! Biology & Math Through Medicine! May 18-20  
   Keystone Symposia: Bile Acid Receptors Conference, March 3-7
   Keystone Symposia: mRNA Processing Conference, March 5-8
   ToC: Wiley, Systems Biology and Medicine
   Springer: New Books in December
   NIH Update
   Undergraduate Summer Research: NCI-sponsored Systems Biology...
   Graduate Training: Math Biology, U of Utah
   PhD Scholarship: Math Biology, Queensland U of Technology
   PhD Positions: Computational Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth U
   Postdoc Position: Modeling of Aging..., Franklin&Marshall College
   Postdoc Positions: Theoretical/Stat Ecology, Michigan State U
   Faculty Position: Bioengineering, UIUC
   Faculty Positions: Dept of Mathematics, U of Texas at Arlington
   Position: Translational Computational & Systems Biologist, NCI
   Chair Position: Computational Mathematics, U of Louisiana
   SMBnet Reminders


From: Amina Eladdadi <eladdadi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 9:14 AM
Subject: Call for SMB Prize Nominations

This is a friendly reminder to send in your SMB Prize Nominations by
**December 16th, 2016**
**The Japanese Society is extending the deadline for the Okubo to Jan
31st, 2017**

Through its awards program, the Society for Mathematical Biology
honors its members and recognizes excellence in mathematical biology.
The Society offers awards in six different categories. Nominations for
the awards are solicited and evaluated by the Society for Mathematical
Biology Awards Committee.

The Society of Mathematical Biology is now accepting nominations for
the 2017 awards through December 16th, 2016. Society members are
encouraged to nominate candidates by submitting a nomination form and
the required materials in PDF format to the Society Secretary Dr.
Amina Eladdadi (E-mail: eladdadi@gmail.com). The nominator must

A letter (no more than 4 pages) describing the nominee's
qualifications and commenting on the nominee's scientific
contributions for the society award,
Two supporting letters from other Society members, and
The nominee's curriculum vitae, including all publications.

- Akira Okubo Prize:
 **The Japanese Society is extending the deadline
for the Okubo to Jan 31st, 2017**

- Arthur T. Winfree Prize:

- Distinguished Service Award:

- John Jungck Prize for Excellence in Education:

- H. D. Landahl Mathematical Biophysics Award:

- Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize in Mathematical Biology:

Details about the prizes can be found at:



From: Colin Wise <Colin.Wise@uts.edu.au>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM
Subject: AAI Short Course: Data Mining - Stage 2, Dec 9

AAI Public Short Course - 'Data Mining - Stage 2 (Intermediate)' ? 
Friday 9 December 2016



From: Tony Nance <tony@mbi.osu.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 1:21 PM
Subject: MBI National Mathematical Biology Colloquium 

MBI National Mathematical Biology Colloquium 
Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Noon Eastern Time

Arthur Lander (Center for Complex Biological Systems, University of 
California, Irvine)

Title: Understanding Growth Control

Abstract and more details are at https://mbi.osu.edu/go/n/colloquium

This online series gives individuals and groups the opportunity to watch 
talks and to interact with distinguished speakers. Details of how to 
connect to the talks and upcoming talks are available on the MBI website 
at https://mbi.osu.edu/go/n/colloquium


From: Ann Meyer <Ann.Meyer@oicr.on.ca>
Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 3:20 PM
Subject: Workshops: Canadian Bioinformatics 2017 Series

The new year is almost upon us and it brings with it a new series of 
workshops from bioinformatics.ca: https://bioinformatics.ca/ 

New for 2017:
- Workshops will be held in Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, Cold Spring 
Harbor, and Toronto
- Travel and registration awards to eligible trainees
- New workshops in epidemiology, genomic medicine, and the microbiome

The CBW is pleased to be offering the following advanced training 
opportunities in 2017:

- High-Throughput Biology - From Sequence to Networks: Cold Spring Harbor, 
NY, March 20 - 26, 2017
- Infectious Disease Genomic Epidemiolgy: Vancouver, May 1 - 3, 2017 (NEW)
- Bioinformatics of Genomic Medicine: Toronto, May 10 - 11, 2017 (NEW)
- Informatics on High-throughpuut Sequencing Data: Toronto, May 25-26, 2017
- Bioinformatics for Cancer Genomics: Toronto, May 29 ? June 2, 2017
- Informatics and Statistics for Metabolomics: Toronto, June 6 - 7, 2017
- Introduction to R: Toronto, June 12, 2017
- Exploratory Analysis of Biological Data using R: Toronto, June 13-14,2017
- Epigenomic Data Analysis: Montreal, June 15 - 16, 2017
- Microbiome Summer School: Quebec City, June 19 - 22, 2017 (NEW)
- Pathway and Network Analysis of ?omics Data: Toronto, June 26 - 28, 2017
- Cloud Computing in Bioinformatics with Big Data: Toronto, July 5-6, 2017
- Informatics for RNA-seq Analysis: Toronto, July 10 - 12, 2017 

For more information on our 2017 workshop series, visit 
https://bioinformatics.ca/workshops-2017. A link to our new full program 
poster can be found here: https://goo.gl/a3zi4d

Applications for our 2017 workshops will be opening soon!


From: Rebecca A Segal <rasegal@vcu.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 6:08 AM
Subject: Conference: BAMM! Biology & Math Through Medicine! May 18-20

Conference Announcement: BAMM! Biology and Mathematics through Medicine!  
May 18-20, 2017


This Biomath conference will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University 
in Richmond, VA from Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20, 2016. The 
conference will consist of plenary talks, break-out sessions, and a poster 
session. We welcome participation from researchers at all academic levels 
working in mathematical biology. Travel award funding from SMB has been 
secured. Additional funding is pending.

Registration and abstract submission are now open.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submissions Deadline 3/1/2017
Registration Deadline 4/10/2017


From: <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 5:38 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia: Bile Acid Receptors Conference, March 3-7



From: <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia: mRNA Processing Conference, March 5-8



From: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: <WileyOnlineLibrary@wiley.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:26 PM
Subject: ToC: Wiley, Systems Biology and Medicine

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine



From: Springer <SpringerAlerts@springeronline.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 8:08 AM
Subject: Springer: New Books in December

>> Mathematical and Computational Biology <<

Dynamics of Mathematical Models in Biology
Editor/s: Rogato, Alessandra; Zazzu, Valeria; Guarracino, Mario R.

Mathematical Models and Methods for Living Systems
Book Series: C.I.M.E. Foundation Subseries, Vol. 2167
Ciarletta, Pasquale; Hillen, Thomas; Othmer, Hans; Preziosi, Luigi; 
Trucu, Dumitru
Editor/s: Preziosi, Luigi; Chaplain, Mark; Pugliese, Andrea

Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications  ENUMATH 2015
Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 
Editor/s: Karasozen, Bulent; Manguoglu, Murat; Tezer-Sezgin, Munevver; 
Goktepe, Serdar; Ugur, Omur

Simple Mathematical Models of Gene Regulatory Dynamics
Book Series: Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modelling in the Life Sciences
Mackey, Michael; Santillan, Moises; Tyran-Kaminska, Marta; Zeron, Eduardo 


From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <ExtramuralNexus@mail.nih.gov>
Resent from: Raymond Mejía <digest.ray@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 8:37 AM
Subject: NIH Update

NIH Update: RPG applicants and awardees with former F/T/K support; final 
RPPR; mentoring and workforce diversity resources.

See https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1612&L=extramuralnexus&F=&S=&P=68


From: Hughes, Shannon (NIH/NCI) [E] <shannon.hughes@nih.gov>
Resent from: Santiago Schnell <santiago.schnell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 9:10 PM
Subject: Undergraduate Summer Research: NCI-sponsored Systems Biology...

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium:
http://csbconsortium.org/ and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network:
https://physics.cancer.gov/ are offering rising Junior and Senior 
undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work 
closely with faculty mentors from NCI-supported institutions for an 8-week 
summer fellowship. The 2017 summer research program is designed specifically 
for students to gain experience in the interdisciplinary fields of systems 
biology and physical oncology. Students who are especially interested in 
cancer research careers are encouraged to apply. Opportunities are 
available at 14 research institutions: https://frederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/Project.aspx
across the United States. Stipend, housing, and travel to and from the 
host institution are covered by NCI. Additionally, students will convene 
at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, mid-way through the summer to present their 
research and network with their peers.

Detailed information about the program and application instructions can be 
found at: https://Frederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram. The application 
deadline is February 15, 2017.

Don't hesitate to contact myself (shannon.hughes@nih.gov) or Ms. Erin 
Wetzel (erin.wetzel@nih.gov) if you have any questions about the program.


From: Fred Adler <adler@math.utah.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 10:27 AM
Subject: Graduate Training: Math Biology, U of Utah

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah is seeking new
graduate students to study in our Mathematical Biology Graduate Program
beginning August 2017.

The Mathematical Biology Graduate Program at the University of Utah is
one of the leading research and training programs in Mathematical
Biology in the country, offering a well-rounded, interdisciplinary,
program of study, leading to a PhD in Mathematics. Our graduates are
successfully pursuing careers of research and teaching at universities,
colleges, industry and government laboratories.

We have received NSF funding for fellowship support of graduate students
to study Mathematical Biology, and we are hoping to recruit bright
students who are interested in a high quality education in this exciting
field. We ask you to encourage your good students who have interest in
graduate work in Mathematical Biology to consider applying to our
program. A formal application deadline to be considered for these
fellowships is January 1, 2017, although later applications willl be
considered to the extent that funds are available.

More information about our program can be found on our website:


and a poster describing these opportunities is found at


From: Matthew Simpson <matthew.simpson@qut.edu.au>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 4:39 PM
Subject: PhD Scholarship: Math Biology, Queensland U of Technology

We are seeking applicants for the following PhD opportunity in 
mathematical biology:

Funding: Professor Matthew Simpson (http://www.mj-simpson.com/). School of 
Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology.

Applications: Open all year round.

Project Title: Mathematical models of cell migration in crowded, three-
dimensional, living tissues.



From: Seth H Weinberg <shweinberg@vcu.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Subject: PhD Positions: Computational Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth U

PhD positions in Computational Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Two (2) PhD student positions are available for highly motivated students 
to join our research group. Details of the Computational Physiology Lab 
can be found here 


The projects are broad in scope and focus on developing novel approaches 
to model (i) cardiac arrhythmia dynamics and (ii) mechanotransduction and 
extracellular matrix assembly.

Programming skills are necessary. Experience with MATLAB and C++ are 
preferred. Interested candidates are encouraged to email the lab director 
directly, Seth H. Weinberg shweinberg@vcu.edu


From: Christina M. Weaver <christina.weaver@fandm.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Modeling of Aging..., Franklin&Marshall College

Postdoctoral Position:  Modeling of aging cortical networks.

A postdoctoral research fellowship in computational neuroscience is 
available to work with Christina Weaver (Dept. of Mathematics, Franklin 
& Marshall College, Lancaster, PA). The postdoctoral fellow will be a 
vital member of the interdisciplinary research team led jointly by Dr. 
Weaver, Dr. Jennifer Luebke (Dept of Anatomy & Physiology, Boston 
University School of Medicine, Boston MA), and Dr. Patrick Hof (Dept. of 
Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY). 

An extended job posting and link to apply is available at


From: Christopher Klausmeier <klausme1@msu.edu>
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM
Subject: Postdoc Positions: Theoretical/Stat Ecology, Michigan State U

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Klausmeier-Litchman lab at 
Michigan State University. We are looking for quantitative ecologists to 
develop mathematical models and/or apply statistical tools to understand 
static and dynamic patterns of community structure. Experience with 
statistics and/or ecological modeling is required; knowledge of species 
abundance distributions, adaptive dynamics, trait-based approaches, 
metacommunities, variable environment theory, and Mathematica are 

The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance 
and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested 
applicants should email a CV, a brief statement of research interests and 
accomplishments, and the names and contact information of two references 
to Christopher Klausmeier (klausme1@msu.edu). Review of applications will 
begin January 3, 2017 and continue until filled.

See <http://preston.kbs.msu.edu> for more info on the lab and email if you 
have questions.


From: Maribeth Carillo <m.carillo@jobtarget.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Bioengineering, UIUC

Professor (Open Rank)
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



From: Chen, Benito M <bmchen@uta.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 3:05 PM
Subject: Faculty Positions: Dept of Mathematics, U of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Arlington 
invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions 
beginning September 1, 2017. Applicants should have significant research 
and scholarly accomplishments in one of the two following fields. The 
first field is big data, large scale computations and optimization. The 
second field is inverse problems with special interest in applications to 
medical imaging. 



From: Simon, Richard (NIH/NCI) [E] <rsimon@mail.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 1:27 PM
Subject: Position: Translational Computational & Systems Biologist, NCI

Position Title: Translational Computational & Systems Biologist 
Location: Rockville MD, USA  
Position Description:
The Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis of the National Cancer 
Institute is expanding its research program in Translational Computational 
and Systems Biology for identification of key molecular targets and 
developing more effective treatments and diagnostics for patients with 
cancer. We use high dimensional genomic technology, model building and 
computational analysis to understand biological systems influencing tumor 
invasion and dissemination. We are interested in U.S. citizen applicants 
who have knowledge of cancer biology, genomics and computation and are 
interested in a team oriented translational research program. For more 
information send cv to Dr. Richard Simon(rsimon@nih.gov),Chief, 
Computational & Systems Biology Branch, DCTD, NCI.


From: Grace Impastato <graceb@louisiana.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM
Subject: Chair Position: Computational Mathematics, U of Louisiana 

Applications are invited for the position of the Ray P. Authement Endowed 
Chair of Computational Mathematics in the Mathematics Department at the 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette.



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