Workshop: CMISF, Nov 13, Kansas City Workshop: Environment and Evolution, Aug 2-4, Colombia NIMBioS Seeks Proposals for Innovator Workshops Science Policy News from AIBS WIREs Syst Biol Med Content Alert (New Articles) PhD position: Mathematical biophysics, UNSW Sydney PhD position: Cardiff University, UK Postdoc: Systems medicine, Stuttgart, Germany Postdoc: Multiscale modelling, University of North Dakota SMBnet Reminders
From: Catherine Crawley <email@example.com> Date: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 6:27 PM Subject: NIMBioS Seeks Proposals for Innovator Workshops
Got an innovative idea for transformative research? The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) seeks proposals for its new Innovator Workshops, which aim to enhance understanding of important questions at the intersection of biology and mathematics and to generate new approaches for addressing them. Organized by active researchers in academia, government or industry, Innovator Workshops at NIMBioS provide a dynamic, highly interactive forum for the presentation and discussion of cross-disciplinary research at the forefront of biological, mathematical, computational, and social science. Over the course of 3 to 5 days, these workshops gather experts in the field and provide outstanding networking opportunities. A key outcome is the development of new collaborations.
Proposals are considered three times each year with deadlines on July 1, November 1, and April 1. Researchers interested in organizing a workshop must submit a formal application to NIMBioS describing the proposed topic and key questions to be addressed. Besides submitting an application, organizers identify and secure commitments from up to 4 primary presenters whose expenses will be fully covered by NIMBioS. An additional 25 to 35 participants will be identified through an open application process for approved workshops. These additional participants cover their own expenses. We expect to have some supplements for graduate students.
Since 2009, NIMBioS has hosted more than 40 successful workshops with more than 1,500 participants on a wide variety of topics driven by input from the scientific community. Located at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, near the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park, NIMBioS is an NSF-sponsored initiative to foster interdisciplinary research at the interface between mathematical and biological sciences. The institute's mission is to cultivate cross-disciplinary approaches in mathematical biology and to develop a cadre of researchers who address fundamental and applied biological problems in creative ways. Additional support for NIMBioS comes from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas about a possible Innovator Workshop, please contact Dr. Sergey Gavrilets, NIMBioS Associate Director for Scientific Activities, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Chris Welsh, NIMBioS Deputy Director, 865-974-9334, email@example.com
From: Adelle Coster <A.Coster@unsw.edu.au> Date: Mon, May 29, 2017 at 3:50 AM Subject: PhD position: Mathematical biophysics, UNSW Sydney
PhD Scholarship Opportunity Mathematical Biophysics: Single Molecule Fluorescence and Protein-Protein Binding UNSW Sydney
The project aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that drive the self-assembly of functionally distinct actin tropomyosin filaments using mathematical modelling and single-molecule biophysics. Data from surface chemistry, microfluidics and fluorescence microscopy will quantitate the interactions between tropomyosins and actin filaments at high temporal resolution. The project will determine binding kinetics, test models for cooperativity, assess competition between tropomyosin isoforms and test drugs disrupting the stability of the actin cytoskeleton. The outcome is the first quantitative and predictive model of the actin cytoskeleton. The work will reveal principles for co-assembly of specialised structures in the crowded cellular environment.
The project is suitable for students with the equivalent of a first-class honours in mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science. The investigation is a part of the collaboration between Adelle Coster and Till Böcking in the Faculty of Medicine - more details here. The studies will be supervised by Adelle Coster, with co-supervision from Bruce Henry (Mathematics) and Peter Gunning (Medicine).
UNSW Scientia PhD scholars are awarded a prestigious scholarship package of $50,000 per annum, comprising a tax-free living allowance of $40,000 per annum for 4 years, tuition fees for the full 4 year period, and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities.
Please contact me by 21 July 2017 if you are interested in the opportunity. You will also need to complete an online application at the Scientia Scholarship website. Women, minorities and indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.
From: You Zhou <ZhouY58@cardiff.ac.uk> Date: Wed, May 31, 2017 at 9:31 PM Subject: PhD position: Cardiff University, UK
A fully-funded 3.5yrs PhD Studentship (commencing in October 2017) is available at the Cardiff University. The student will develop her/his QUANTITATIVE SKILLS in big data analysis and INTERDISCIPLINARY SKILLS in experimental biology and adipose physiology across Cardiff University and University of Exeter, UK. Particularly, the student will work on clinical data and samples of patients after bariatric surgery and develop a translational skill set.
From: Holger Perfahl <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, May 29, 2017 at 7:25 PM Subject: Postdoc: Systems medicine, Stuttgart, Germany
Post-doc position in Systems-Medicine: Agent-based Modelling of Vascular Tumour Growth and Comparison to Imaging Data (Stuttgart, Germany)
A postdoctoral position is available at the Stuttgart Research Center Systems Biology (SRCSB) in Germany. The successful candidate will work in the development and implementation of agent-based models of vascular tumour growth and their comparison to experimental imaging data from the medical hospital in Tübingen. Therefore, candidates from the fields of mathematical modelling and image analysis are welcome to apply. The fellowship is part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded e:Med initiative and the salary will be in group TVöD 13.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. The candidate should have a strong knowledge in mathematical modelling, image analysis and Fortran programming.
From: Turk Rhen <email@example.com> Date: Thu, May 25, 2017 at 2:19 PM Subject: Postdoc: Multiscale modelling, University of North Dakota
The Research Lab of Dr. Turk Rhen seeks a highly motivated postdoc. Our overarching goal is to understand mechanisms underlying organism-environment interactions and genotype-environment interactions, which are ubiquitous in nature. Such interactions have implications for problems as diverse as predicting the impact of climate change on individual species and understanding individual differences in susceptibility to environmental causes of disease.
This position focuses on development of multi-scale models to link "inside-the-skin" biological systems with "outside-the-skin" environmental factors. The successful candidate will develop multi-scale models that integrate genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression data for temperature- dependent sex determination. Expertise in bioinformatics, computational, and/or mathematical modeling is required. Excellent chance for individuals with quantitative background to enter the life sciences.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Math, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or other quantitative field with good programming skills. Must be able to multi-task and solve problems creatively, with the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with an interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and physicists. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The lab has at least 1.5 years of funding available.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter that describes their scientific interests and research experience, and the names of three references to Dr. Turk Rhen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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