ISSN 1086-6566
JUNE 8, 2017


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Issue's Topics:  
  Registration closing soon for SMB 2017
  SMB 2017 early careers workshop
  Springer Book: Modeling Cellular Systems
  NIMBioS Seeks Proposals for Accelerator Tutorials
  NIH Update
  PhD position: Bioinformatics & motor neuron disease, Ulster University
  Postdoc: Modeling for the circadian clock, KAIST, Korea
  Data Science Curriculum Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  Webinar on June 15: NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of...
  SMBnet Reminders


From: Fred Adler <>
Date: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:26 AM
Subject: Registration closing soon for SMB 2017

The deadline for registration is approaching for the annual meeting of
the Society for Mathematical Biology, July 17-20 on the campus of the
University of Utah in Salt Lake City.  June 17 is the magic date for
registration and for signing up for one of the field trips slated for
the afternoon of Tuesday July 18.  June 15 is the deadline for housing.

There is still room to join the mentoring and career planning workshop
on Sunday July 16; email us at the address below if you've already
registered, or sign up when you register.  The program and
information are posted at

and please send any inquiries to


From: Caroline Bampfylde <>
Date: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 9:09 PM
Subject: SMB 2017 early careers workshop

There is a pre-conference workshop scheduled for Sunday July 16th in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

All are welcome to attend and the cost is $25. Registration for the workshop
can be done at the same time as conference registration. However if you have
already registered for the conference, you can add this workshop to you
registration by emailing

Please note the workshop is separate from the in-meeting mentoring programme
where mentors are matched with mentees. Registration for this can also be
completed at the same time as conference registration.

Workshop agenda:
12-1   Lunch
1-1.30 Welcome and introduction
1.30-2 Judy Project (including leadership, personal branding, networks,
designing your future, gender and diversity considerations)
2-2.30 Elevator pitch working session
2.30-3.30 Careers Panel (including Government scientists, Publishing,
Academia; junior scientist facilitated)
3.30-4 break
4-6 Getting a tenure track job
6-8 dinner and informal discussions


From: Juergen Pahle <>
Date: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 9:54 PM
Subject: Springer Book: Modeling Cellular Systems

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to our recent book on "Modeling Cellular
Systems" that was published with Springer

This contributed volume comprises research articles and reviews on topics
connected to the mathematical modeling of cellular systems. These
contributions cover signaling pathways, stochastic effects, cell motility and
mechanics, pattern formation processes, as well as multi-scale approaches. All
authors attended the workshop on "Modeling Cellular Systems" which took place
in Heidelberg in October 2014. The target audience primarily comprises
researchers and experts in the field, but the book may also be beneficial for
graduate students.

Table of contents:
- Spatiotemporal Modeling of Membrane Receptors
- Distribution Approximations for the Chemical Master Equation: Comparison of
  the Method of Moments and the System Size Expansion
- Sampling from T Cell Receptor Repertoires
- IL-2 Stimulation of Regulatory T Cells: A Stochastic and Algorithmic Approach
- Understanding the Role of Mitochondria Distribution
  in Calcium Dynamics and Secretion in Bovine Chromaffin Cells
- Dynamical Features of the MAP Kinase Cascade
- Numerical Treatment of the Filament-Based Lamellipodium Model (FBLM)

Best regards,
Frederik Graw, Franziska Matthäus and Jürgen Pahle (eds.)


From: Catherine Crawley <>
Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 3:57 PM
Subject: NIMBioS Seeks Proposals for Accelerator Tutorials

Got an innovative idea for teaching new quantitative approaches? The National
Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) seeks proposals
for its new Accelerator Tutorials, which aim to provide both students and
professionals in-depth, cross-disciplinary instruction in quantitative topics.

Through Accelerator Tutorials, researchers master quantitative approaches
within their own disciplines. Accelerator Tutorials help educators bring
quantitative approaches to their classrooms. Whether you are in academia,
government or industry, Accelerator Tutorials help you learn the latest
mathematical and computational approaches to solving complex or data intensive
research problems.

Accelerator Tutorials run for 3 to 5 days with nationally and internationally
recognized professors and researchers as instructors. Tutorials can be held
onsite at NIMBioS or with virtual participants held live online at NIMBioS.

Applications are invited for proposals for Accelerator Tutorials three times
each year with deadlines on July 1, November 1, and April 1. Researchers
interested in organizing an Accelerator Tutorial must submit a formal
application to NIMBioS describing the proposed tutorial and the mathematical/
computational concept(s) to be taught. The description should include names of
4 to 6 primary instructors/presenters, including the organizers. Organizers
select the instructors. An additional 25 to 35 participants will be identified
through an open application process.

For full details on our Accelerator Tutorial, visit


From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <>
Resent from: Raymond Mejía <>
Date: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 2:14 PM
Subject: NIH Update

NIH Update: New NIH Grant Tutorials; Getting to Know Federal Research Funders;
Your Biomedical Workforce Feedback; Biosafety Policy Workshop



From: William Duddy <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:00:40 +0000
Subject: PhD position: Bioinformatics & motor neuron disease, Ulster University

We are currently advertising a bioinformatics PhD at the Northern Ireland
Center for Stratified Medicine:

The post is listed here on the University website, and other links can be found from there:


From: Jaekyoung Kim <>
Date: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 6:47 AM
Subject: Postdoc: Modeling for the circadian clock, KAIST, Korea

The Kim Lab ( at the Korea Advanced
Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)?s Department of Mathematical
Sciences has announced a postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of
mathematical biology. The postdoctoral fellow will work specifically on
developing a mathematical model and performing data analysis to investigate
the function of the circadian clock to mediate sleep-regulated neurophysiology
and cognition in collaboration with an optogenetic lab (U of Düsseldorf) and
sleep labs (U of Michigan and U of Groningen). The position is supported by
Human Frontier Science Program (
for three years (2017-2020). It will be renewed yearly subject to satisfactory
Candidates should have experience in the mathematical modeling of biological
systems and an understanding of biochemical kinetics and cell biology. Data
analysis experience (e.g. Machine learning) is recommended, but not required.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Jae Kyoung Kim via email at Applications, including a full CV, a cover letter
explaining suitability for the position, and the names and addresses of two
referees should be sent to Prof. Kim.


From: Naima Abdullahi <>
Date: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 4:52 PM
Subject: Data Science Curriculum Fellow, Harvard Medical School

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Harvard Medical School
( invites applications for a Data Science
Curriculum Fellow, associated with the Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI)
programs (



From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 11:28 PM
Subject: Webinar on June 15: NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of...

Dear Colleagues,

The National Science Foundation will hold a webinar (teleconference seminar)
to outline the goals of, and proposal-submission requirements for, the new
program NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological
Systems. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm,
EDT (Eastern Daylight Time; UTC/GMT -4 hours). To participate, please see the
information on the NSF Event page for the webinar:

Please also note that a new document (NSF 17-096) concerning

   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 17-560,
   NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems

has been posted; see

for this information.


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