ISSN 1086-6566
MAY 19, 2017


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Issue's Topics:  
  3rd Maxwell Institute Graduate School on Evolution Equations
  CfA: Systems Biology of Microbial Infection 2017
  CfP: Bio-molecular data modeling and mining
  Science Policy News from AIBS
  Postdoc: Mathematical biology, Glasgow
  Postdoc: Tissue modelling, Brisbane
  Faculty Position: Systems Biology, WPI
  Calabi-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Biology, Pennsylvania
  Assoc Prof / Prof: Mathematics of Data Science, Oxford
  SMBnet Reminders


From: Kevin Painter <>
Date: Tue, May 16, 2017 at 5:36 PM
Subject: 3rd Maxwell Institute Graduate School on Evolution Equations

We would like to announce the 3rd Maxwell Institute Graduate School on
Evolution Equations, to be held at the ICMS from 15 to 17 November 2017.
This year the school will be at the interface of math biology, applied and
numerical analysis. It will consist of 2 short courses by Jean-Frederic
Gerbeau (Inria/Paris, on numerical analysis of fluid/structure interaction
and the cardiovascular system, inverse problems and data assimilation) and
Hans Othmer (Minnesota, on modeling, shape analysis and the boundary
integral method in the context of cell movement).
The remainder of the programme will be completed by a variety of additional
talks given by UK-wide senior and junior speakers. We also expect to hold
an afternoon of talks by Ph.D. students and young postdocs.
Preliminary information may be found on the conference web page which will be updated in course.


From: Carl-Magnus Svensson <>
Date: Tue, May 16, 2017 at 8:27 AM
Subject: CfA: Systems Biology of Microbial Infection 2017

We kindly invite you to actively participate in the 4th International
Symposium "Systems Biology of Microbial Infection" that will be held on
September 21-22, 2017 in Jena, Germany.

For more information, please, have a look at our website:


From: Shan Zhao <>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 5:13 PM
Subject: CfP: Bio-molecular data modeling and mining

The journal Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB) will publish a
special issue entitled "Bio-molecular data modeling and mining". The purpose
of this special issue is to create a medium for researchers from
mathematical, computational and biological sciences and other related
disciplines to report novel mathematical models, computational algorithms,
and biological applications to the data mining, machine learning, knowledge
discovery and pattern recognition from large-scale bio-molecular data of
various types and dimensionalities, include but not limit to 1D sequence,
2D image, 3D volume and structure data.
MBMB ( is a recently established
journal, whose aim is to promote the mathematical study and findings of
biological structure, functions and dynamics at the molecular scale.
Original papers and high-quality review articles on the aforementioned
topics are solicited for this special issue.
More details of this special issue can be found at


From: AIBS Public Policy Office <>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 6:17 PM
Subject: Science Policy News from AIBS

American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Public Policy Report.


From: Peter Stewart <>
Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 at 10:55 AM
Subject: Postdoc: Mathematical biology, Glasgow

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position in
Mathematical Biology, based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at
the University of Glasgow. The successful candidate will work on a new
research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research
Council (EPSRC), constructing a mathematical model for retinal haemorrhage
following a traumatic brain injury, working with Dr Peter Stewart and the
EPSRC SofTMech centre. The post is funded for 13 months in the first

The project aims to understand the propagation and interaction of elastic
jumps (shock waves) across networks of blood vessels at the rear of the eye
following a sudden increase in intracranial pressure. The project will
examine how the resulting large gradients in pressure can induce bursting
of blood vessels, and hence retinal haemorrhage. Specifically, the job
requires a PhD (or recently submitted or near completion) in mathematical
biology along with an expert knowledge in fluid dynamics and continuum

For more details on the position and the application procedure, please visit
the following link:


From: SMP HR Mailbox <>
Date: Wed, May 17, 2017 at 5:56 AM
Subject: Postdoc: Tissue modelling, Brisbane
A 2-year postdoctoral research associate position is available in
mathematical biology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
The position is linked to a research project on modelling tissue morphology
using computational models for representing mechanical interactions between
cells. The candidates should have experience in mathematical modelling and
computer simulations of biological systems. The position is based in the
School of Mathematics and Physics with opportunities for collaboration with
experimental groups at the UQ Institute for Molecular Biosciences and for
participating in international research collaboration in the US.
Applications must be submitted using UQ Jobs:
To discuss this role please contact Dr Zoltan Neufeld
Application deadline: 16 June 2017


From: Sarah D Olson <>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 7:45 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Systems Biology, WPI

Position: The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications
for a senior position at the full professor level to begin in the fall of
2018. The broad focus is in the area of systems biology and biological
networks. This position is part of a broad cluster hire initiative in
systems biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which has already
resulted in junior hires in the past year. We seek candidates that use
sophisticated analytical or computational techniques to determine emergent
properties of complex systems. Possible areas of expertise include but are
not limited to networks, multiscale modeling, control theory, dynamical
systems, and stochastic modeling.

For further details, see


From: Leah Dennis <>
Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Calabi-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Biology, Pennsylvania

The Departments of Mathematics and Biology invite applications at the level
of Associate or Full Professor for the Calabi-Simons Chair in Mathematics
and Biology. This is a permanent endowed chair for which we are seeking an
exceptionally accomplished mathematical biologist, particularly in the
fields of Probability Theory and Evolution. Responsibilities include
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Mathematics and Biology and
conducting research in the field. The chair-holder will help build
excellence in this field at Penn and strengthen links between the
Mathematics and Biology departments. The Simons Foundation provides generous
programmatic funds, which could support graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows as well as seminars and conferences.

Applications should be submitted online through (Position ID
#10278) and include the following items: a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
research statement, and a publication list.

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2017 and will continue until the
position is filled. It is anticipated that the position will start July 1,


From: Philip Maini <>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:41 AM
Subject: Assoc Prof / Prof: Mathematics of Data Science, Oxford

The Mathematics Department at the University of Oxford is advertising for an
Associate Professorship or Professorship of the Mathematics of Data Science

"Data science is a growing research theme at the Mathematical Institute,
encompassing, for example, researchers in numerical analysis and
optimisation, topology and geometry, finance and economics, as well as
mathematical biology and industrial and applied mathematics and the
appointee will be an important component of our work in this exciting area."

Please visit the website below for full details:


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