Subject: Society for Mathematical Biology Digest

SMB Digest  December 21, 2016  Volume 16  Issue 51
ISSN 1086-6566

Editor: Ray Mejía  digest.ray@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!  ¡Feliz Navidad, Prospero Año y Felicidad!

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Issue's Topics:
   Best wishes from the Society for Mathematical Biology during this Holiday ...
   SMB Minisymposia for Topics in Mathematical Biology Education
   AIBS December 2016 Newsletter
   Conference, Developing efficient methodologies ..., U Bath
   Workshop: Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification
   CMMSE 2017 Special Session
   Workshop on Teaching Computational Science at ICCS
   Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience - recent articles
   PhD & Postdoc, Bayesian statistics applied to Ecology, U Florida
   Faculty Positions, Dept of Mathematics, Marymount University
   Computational Biologist/Bioinformaticist - Ragon Institute
   New Funding Opportunity: NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program
   SMBnet Reminders


From: Santiago Schnell <schnells@umich.edu>
Date: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:22 AM
Subject: Best wishes from the Society for Mathematical Biology during this Holiday season!

On behalf of the Society for Mathematical Biology, I would like to thank you
for your subscription to the Society for Mathematical Biology Digest. Your
continued support and commitment to mathematical and computational biology
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and dissemination o f knowledge in mathematical and computational biology,
your field of research.

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activities. This year we received a number of substantial donations,
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Through generous donations, the Society will continue providing travel
awards, supporting prizes and sponsoring more activities. Donations help
all Society members immensely. With your membership dues and donations,
we will continue to support members wherever they are in 2017 and we will
continue to grow the field of mathematical and computational biology.

As the 2016 year comes to an end, please consider joining or renewing
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Biology and our field!

With kind regards,
Santiago Schnell President of the Society for Mathematical Biology


From: Will Heuett <wheuett@marymount.edu>
Date: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 11:14 PM
Subject: SMB Minisymposia for Topics in Mathematical Biology Education

Please help represent mathbio education initiatives and encourage meaningful
developments in mathbio education by speaking in an education-themed
minisymposium at the annual meeting of the SMB in Salt Lake City, July
17-20, 2017.

As Chair of the SMB Education Committee, I would like to help coordinate
and organize speakers with related topics. The goal is to encourage a
strong mathbio education presence at the meeting and to offer minisymposia
focused on improving the teaching and learning of topics in mathbio and
undergraduate research.

If you are able to attend the meeting and you would be willing to participate
in a mathbio education minisymposium, please email me, Will Heuett, at
wheuett@marymount.edu, with a topic and your contact information. I would
appreciate hearing from you by January 15.


From: AIBS <membership@aibs.org>
Date: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 3:59 PM
Subject: AIBS December 2016 Newsletter



From: Kit Yates <C.Yates@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Conference, Developing efficient methodologies ..., U Bath

You are invited to the University of Bath conference, 10 April 2017:

Developing efficient methodologies for modelling stochastic dynamical
systems in biology http://www.bath.ac.uk/imi/events/SDS-conference.html.


From: Jonathan Rubin <jonrubin@pitt.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 6:16 PM
Subject: Workshop: Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to call your attention to the workshop "Parameter
Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification for Dynamical Systems", to be
held at the University of Pittsburgh for two full days, March 5-6, 2017.

This workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on topics
relating to the characterization and reduction of uncertainties connected with
differential equation model development and assimilation of data, parameter
estimation and identification, probabilistic DE integration and trajectory
prediction, and associated applications. Confirmed speakers include:
Daniella Calvetti, Case Western University
David Campbell, Simon Fraser University
Oksana Chkrebtii, The Ohio State University
Marisa Eisenberg, University of Michigan
Mark Girolami, University of Warwick
Youssef Marzouk, MIT
Mette Olufsen, North Carolina State University
Ralph Smith, North Carolina State University
Tim Sauer, George Mason University
Cosma Shalizi (tentative), Carnegie-Mellon University
David Swigon, University of Pittsburgh
Eberhard Voit, Georgia Tech University
Hulin Wu, University of Texas Health Center at Houston

There is no registration fee for the meeting. If you are interested in
attending, please send your name, affiliation, and contact information to
LaVerne Kapucensko (laverne@pitt.edu) and Carol Miller (cmiller2@pitt.edu).
If you would like to present a poster, please also indicate that and include
your poster title. We hope to see you in Pittsburgh!


From: Prof. Jesús Vigo-Aguiar <jvigo@usal.es>
Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 7:38 AM
Subject: CMMSE 2017 Special Session

Dear Colleagues,

I propose you to organize a special session at the 2017 CMMSE.


CMMSE 2017 Conference: http://cmmse.usal.es/cmmse2017/


From: Shiflet, Angela B. <ShifletAB@wofford.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:26 PM
Subject: Workshop on Teaching Computational Science at ICCS

The International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2017) and the
Workshop on Teaching Computational Science, which will be held in Zurich,
Switzerland, June 12 - 14, have extended the paper submission deadlines
to January 31, 2017. There are submission options for an oral presentation
with a full paper or with an abstract only. Please let us know if you have
any questions.

Hope to see you at ICCS.
Co-Chairs of "The Workshop on Teaching Computational Science":
Angela B. Shiflet, Ph. D. (shifletab@wofford.edu), Wofford College, USA
Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, Ph. D. (TiradoRamos@uthscsa.edu), U. of Texas Health
Science Center, USA.


From: Stephen Coombes <Stephen.Coombes@nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 5:34 AM
Subject: Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience - recent articles

Dear all,

The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience publishes research
articles on the mathematical modeling and analysis of all areas of
neuroscience. The current list of journal articles is available at

Analytic Modeling of Neural Tissue: I. A Spherical Bidomain
Benjamin L. Schwartz, Munish Chauhan and Rosalind J. Sadleir

Responses of Leaky Integrate-and-Fire Neurons to a Plurality of Stimuli in
Their Receptive Fields
Kang Li, Claus Bundesen and Susanne Ditlevsen

Ill-Posed Point Neuron Models
Bjørn Fredrik Nielsen and John Wyller

Entrainment Ranges for Chains of Forced Neural and Phase Oscillators
Nicole Massarelli, Geoffrey Clapp, Kathleen Hoffman and Tim Kiemel

Wave Generation in Unidirectional Chains of Idealized Neural Oscillators
Bastien Fernandez and Stanislav M. Mintchev

and see also the recent review on Mathematical Frameworks for Oscillatory
Network Dynamics in Neuroscience

All articles are Open Access.


From: Valle,Denis R <drvalle@ufl.edu>
Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 9:46 AM
Subject: PhD & Postdoc, Bayesian statistics applied to Ecology, U Florida

PhD and Postdoctoral opportunities in Bayesian statistics applied to Ecology
at the Univ. of Florida

Dr. Denis Valle, Assistant Professor in the School of Forest Resources
and Conservation at the University of Florida (UF), is now accepting
applications for a PhD Graduate Research Assistantship and a Postdoctoral
position. Research in my group focuses on tackling important problems in
environmental sciences and public health by creating and using innovative
Bayesian statistical models.  Additional information on my research can be
found here.

See  http://denisvalle.weebly.com/join-us.html for details.


From: Will Heuett <wheuett@marymount.edu>
Date: Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 11:29 PM
Subject: Faculty Positions, Dept of Mathematics, Marymount University

The Department of Mathematics at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia
invites applications for one, possibly two, tenure-track positions at
the Assistant Professor rank to begin in August 2017. Candidates must be
committed to teaching and conducting research in an undergraduate liberal
arts environment.



From: Gasca-Lozano, Angela Marin <AGASCA@mgh.harvard.edu>
Date Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 1:12 PM:
Subject: Computational Biologist/Bioinformaticist - Ragon Institute

Job Title: Computational Biologist/Bioinformaticist

Two positions for Computational Biologists are now open at the Ragon Institute
The Walker laboratory and the Pillai laboratory at the Ragon Institute of MGH,
MIT & Harvard have openings for highly motivated computational biologists
to join a dynamic team of bench scientists and a growing community of
computational biologists working together to better understand human
immunology. Please contact Shiv Pillai (pillai@helix.mgh.harvard.edu)
or Bruce Walker (bwalker@mgh.harvard.edu) if you are interested. The
compensation plan will be competitive.



From: "Murcia, Ellie (NIH/OD) [E]" <murciae@OD.NIH.GOV>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:03:26 +0000
Resent-from: Raymond Mejia <ray@helix.nih.gov>
Subject: New Funding Opportunity: NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program

New Funding Opportunity now available from the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics

The NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Program
<https://commonfund.nih.gov/metabolomics/index> supports a set of initiatives
to increase the national capacity to produce high-quality metabolomics
data by expanding the technical capability of existing metabolomics
laboratories; increasing the number of investigators cross-trained in
metabolomics methodology, bioinformatics analysis, biochemistry and
physiology; synthesizing metabolite standards not otherwise available;
and promoting data sharing.

The Metabolomics Program has released the following funding opportunity:
  *   Metabolomics Data Analysis (R03) <http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-001.html>


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