ISSN 1086-6566
APRIL 13, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
Early registration closes on April 2017 for SMB 2017
6th ICMA conference, Oct 20-22, USA
SEB Gothenburg, July 3-6, Sweden
NIH Update
PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, QUT
Postdoc: Multiscale disease transmission modeling, Seattle
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College, USA
Long-term visitor funding available at the Fields Institute (Toronto)
SMBnet Reminders


From: Fred (SMB) Adler <>
Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 2:11 PM
Subject: Early registration closes on April 2017 for SMB 2017

Early registration will be closing on April 17th for the 2017 SMB
meeting in Salt Lake City, held from July 17-20. Go to

for information. There will be a mentoring workshop on July 16 which
you can sign up for there. We've got a great lineup of 39 minisymposia,
and about 100 talks and 100 posters, and I hope to see all of you here!

Fred Adler


From: ICMA 2017 <>
Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 3:27 AM
Subject: 6th ICMA conference, Oct 20-22, Tucson, AZ

The Sixth International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of
Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA-VI) will take place October 20-22,
2017, at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. The conference is dedicated to
the memory of Karl Hadeler.

The general theme of the ICMA conferences is the analysis of mathematical
models for the temporal dynamics of biological populations. A special
emphasis at this sixth conference will be placed on the effects of
environmental/climate change.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Population & ecological
dynamics; Adaptation & evolutionary dynamics; Dynamics of infectious
diseases; Dispersal and distribution of populations; Invasions and
endangered species; Management of natural resources.

More information can be found on the conference webpage:


From: Katherine Fisher <>
Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Subject: SEB Gothenburg, July 3-6, Sweden

Conference: SEB Gothenburg, Sweden, 3-6 July 2017
Session: Membrane Dynamics: Signalling and Polarity
Organisers: Nick Monk (Sheffield, UK) and Katie Fisher (Sheffild, UK)

Dr Martin Baron (University of Manchester, UK) - Tuning Notch signalling
through and an endocytic regulatory network: revisiting old genetic problems
with new insights
Dr Natasha Savage (University of Liverpool, UK) - Molecular mechanisms
underpinning polarised growth
Dr Katie Fisher (University of Sheffield, UK) - Molecular mechanisms of
coordinated cell polarisation in the Drosophila wing
Dr Linda Nemetschke (MPI-CBG, Germany) - Crumbs prevents ectopic Notch
activation in Drosophila by inibiting ligand-independent endocytosis

In this session we will explore the interplay between membrane compartments,
polarity components and signalling pathways during development, with a
particular emphasis on mathematical models. We currently have slots
available for short talks selected from submitted abstracts. Please consider
submitting an abstract and spreading the word about this session.



From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <>
Resent from: Raymond Meja <>
Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:03 PM
Subject: NIH Update

NIH Update: outcomes of amended applications; interim salary cap guidance;
understanding "person months"; preprints & interim research products.



From: Matthew Simpson <>
Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 11:21 PM
Subject: PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, QUT

A fully-funded PhD scholarship in Mathematical Biology at Queensland
University of Technology, Australia, is available to work in the group of
Professor Mat Simpson. Details about the research group can be found at

Applications are open until a suitable candidate is found. More details about
the research project, the scholarship offer, and the PhD program at Queensland
University of Technology can be found at

Please contact me for more details:


From: Mike Famulare <>
Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 11:08 PM
Subject: Postdoc: Multiscale disease transmission modeling, Seattle

Postdoc: Multiscale disease transmission modeling, Institute for Disease
Modeling (Seattle area)

We seek a three year full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work as part
of the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) research team and collaborate on
the development, refinement, and utilization of infectious disease models for
epidemiological research, with a focus on polio eradication.

Interested applicants can find more information at


From: Raina Robeva <>
Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Subject: Visiting Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College, USA

Sweet Briar College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department
of Mathematical Sciences for a one-year replacement position for the
2017?2018 academic year. A tenure-track opening at the Assistant Professor
level is anticipated for the following academic year, for which the Visiting
Assistant Professor hire could apply. For more information and how to apply,

Candidates with interest in mathematical and computational biology are
strongly encouraged to apply.


From: Frithjof Lutscher <>
Date: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Long-term visitor funding available at the Fields Institute (Toronto)

Long-term visitor funding available at the Fields Institute (Toronto)

The Fields Institute will host a thematic program on "Emerging
Challenges in Mathematical Biology" from January to June 2018. Funding
is available for long-term visitors (up to six months) to (partially)
cover airfare and accommodation. We are looking for individuals to
participate in the workshops, to interact with postdoctoral fellows, to
visit related research labs at nearby universities, and to contribute
to the community of researchers in Mathematical biology at the
Institute during this exciting program. For details and to submit your
funding application, please see

Applications will be reviewed as of May 1st, 2017, and approved, in
accordance with the above guidelines, as long as funding is available.

For questions, please contact
Hermann Eberl (
Mark Lewis (
Frithjof Lutscher (

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