ISSN 1086-6566
JULY 19, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         Tutorial: RevBayes, Bayesian Inference of Phylogeny, NIMBioS
         Conference: Multiscale Biology, Apr 16-18, U Nottingham
         Nominations: Canada 150 Chairs, UBC Okanagan
         PhD Position: Marie Curie, Comp Bio & Bioinformatics, Italy
         PhD Positions/Post-doc: Memory & Brain Investigation, Italy
         Post-doc: Biophysical/Biochem. Modeling & Comp., Michigan St U
         NSF: Updated Funding Opportunity, Security & Trustworthy...
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Catherine Crawley <>
Date: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM
Subject: Tutorial: RevBayes, Bayesian Inference of Phylogeny, NIMBioS

There's still time to apply for the RevBayes: Bayesian Inference of
Phylogeny Tutorial to be held at the National Institute for Mathematical
and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville from August 7-11.

This course features RevBayes, an exciting new program for Bayesian
inference of phylogeny.

This course is focused on phylogenetic trees and
comparative-phylogenetic methods. Instruction is based on a combination
of carefully tailored lectures introducing the theoretical and
conceptual basis of each inference problem and hands-on computer
tutorials demonstrating how to explore these questions using RevBayes

Participants are not assumed to have expertise in phylogenetic theory;
rather, we provide an accessible introduction to Bayesian statistical
inference and stochastic models.

For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online
application form, go to

Registration Fee: $500 for faculty and postdocs and $350 for students,
payable upon acceptance of application.

Participation in NIMBioS tutorials is by application only. Individuals
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and
successful applicants will be notified within three weeks after the
application deadline.


From: Reuben O'Dea <reuben.o'>
Date: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 3:08 AM
Subject: Conference: Multiscale Biology, Apr 16-18, U Nottingham

UK Conference on Multiscale Biology, Nottingham, 16th-18th April 2018,
hosted by the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology (CMMB) at the
University of Nottingham

This international meeting is part of, and supported by, the
BBSRC-funded UK Multi-Scale Biology Network
( and aims to bring together
scientists addressing multiscale phenomena across a range of biological
systems, and crossing spatial scales from molecules to populations of
organisms. Confirmed plenary speakers include:
Trevor Graham (Barts Cancer Institute, UK)
Oliver Jensen (University of Manchester, UK)
Kasia Rejniak (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, US)
Shayn Peirce-Cottler (University of Virginia, US)

Please make a note of the dates in your diary. Further details will
follow in due course, and registration and contributed talk/poster
submissions will open in Autumn 2017. Interested researchers at all
levels are encouraged to attend; any questions should be directed to


From: Rebecca Tyson <>
Date: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 3:26 PM
Subject: Nominations: Canada 150 Chairs, UBC Okanagan

Canada has recently announced the Canada 150 Chairs program, which aims
to bring top notch international researchers (that is, researchers
working abroad - any nationality (including Canadian) is eligible) at
all levels (junior to senior) to Canada. The annual funding for each of
these positions is substantial. The announcement is here:

We hope to hire at least one or two chairs at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna.
If you are interested in being nominated, please let me know. The
deadline for submission of the nomination is August 4th. I can be
reached at

Kelowna is one of the most beautiful places you could live on the
planet! UBC Okanagan is a small university with easy access to the
wilderness and an international airport. For further information about
UBC Okanagan and Kelowna, please see these websites:


From: Mario Guarracino <>
Date: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Marie Curie, Comp Bio & Bioinformatics, Italy

We seek a talented (three years) Ph.D. student to take part to the newly
established computational biology and bioinformatics activities at the
High Performance Computing and Networking Institute. The appointed
individual will focus on the development of novel algorithms and
methodologies, and their implementation in computational pipelines, for
the integration and analysis of single cell sequencing data. The focus
is on statistical machine learning and data mining techniques for the
analysis of biological experiments, particularly on next-generation
sequencing data (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, etc). For more information,

Application should be submitted by August 31st 2017.
How to apply:


From: Alessandro Treves <>
Date: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:05 PM
Subject: PhD Positions/Post-doc: Memory & Brain Investigation, Italy

A postdoc is sought to join a HFSP-funded project to study analog
cortical computations in linguistic processes. A collaboration with
Naama Friedmann (TAU) and Remi Monasson (ENS). Ideal candidates have a
flair for (some) language, come from a background we have not thought of
and seek to get to places where they have not been, at the crossroads
between neuroscience, complex systems, and poetry.

Two PhD students from outside Italy are sought to later join as ESRs the
EU Training Network M-GATE, on hippocampal memory functions. A network
of 7 institutes + 4 companies, coordinated by Francesco Battaglia
(Nijmegen). Ideal candidates, who can be of any nationality but must not
have spent much time in Italy in the last 3 years, enjoy analytical,
mathematical and computational excursions when in search of fundamental
network understanding. Deadline August 31st, 2017.

Formal applications eventually needed, but please see first obsolete
limbo information and contact well in advance.


From: Guowei Wei <>
Date: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:57 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Biophysical/Biochem. Modeling & Comp., Michigan St U

I am looking for a postdoc to join my group at Michigan State
University. The research project may be anything involving variational
multiscale modeling of biomolecular systems, machine learning and deep
learning prediction of biomolecular structures, function, dynamics and
transport, and algebraic topology, differential geometry and graph
theory based analysis and characterization of biomolecules.

The ideal candidate should have experience with code development, and
biophysical/biochemical modeling and computation. Requirements include a
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Physics, Computational Chemistry, Computer Science
or other quantitative science and experience with biological science.
Interested applicants should write to and include a CV.


From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:26 PM
dmsnews <>
Subject: NSF: Updated Funding Opportunity, Security & Trustworthy...

An updated NSF program solicitation is now available: Secure and
Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Please see
for details.

Proposal Submission Windows:
MEDIUM Projects: October 3, 2017 - October 10, 2017
FRONTIER Projects: October 13, 2017 - October 20, 2017
SMALL Projects: November 1, 2017 - November 15, 2017
CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION Projects: December 6, 2017 - December 13, 2017

From the program synopsis: The SaTC program welcomes proposals that
address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more
of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences;
engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social
and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of
cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or
interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both


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