ISSN 1086-6566
August 9, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         Workshop: Multiscale Analysis & Modeling..., Oct 9-13, Germany
         Conference: Multi-scale Systems..., Nov 15-16, UC Riverside, US
         Newsletter: July-August 2017, NIMBioS
         PhD/Post-doc Positions: Biomedical Informatics..., Kansas St U
         Post-doc: Systems/Comp. Neuroscience, Harvard U
         Post-doc: Global Cholera Dynamics, Johns Hopkins U
         Position: Infectious Disease Modeller, Public Health England
         US Middle School: Connect Students to Scientists Through Videos
         London Mathematical Society: Success Stories in Math Initiative
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Andreas Deutsch <>
Date: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 8:58 AM
Subject: Workshop: Multiscale Analysis & Modeling..., Oct 9-13, Germany

Workshop on Multiscale Analysis and Modeling of Collective Migration in
Biological Systems

Venue: Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), University of
Bielefeld, Germany

Oct. 9-13, 2017

Further info:

Further questions:
please contact Marina Hoffmann: +49 521 106-2768


From: Mark Alber <>
Date: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 8:46 PM
Subject: Conference: Multi-scale Systems..., Nov 15-16, UC Riverside, US

Conference on "Multi-scale systems biology methods for studying
biomedical processes in patients under stress or with chronic or acute
diseases": will be held at UC Riverside on
November 15-16, 2017. It is co-sponsored by the NIH Multi-scale Modeling Consortium (MSM).

Here is the final list of confirmed invited speakers with the titles of
their talks:

There is no registration fee. All members of the mathematical and
computational biology community are welcome to register and participate
in the Conference:

Invited speakers will present talks and discuss interactions of methods
developed for addressing three main challenges:
1. Multi-scale modeling of cell behavior and tissue growth in patients
under stress conditions or with chronic or acute diseases including,
among others,cancer, thrombosis and sepsis.
2. Multi-scale modeling of therapeutic interventions, including
pharmaceuticals as well as gene therapy, cell therapy, and physiological
3. Multi-scale modelling of biochemical networks personalized with omics

For more information please get in touch with Mark Alber:


From: NIMBioS <>
Date: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:11 PM
Subject: Newsletter: July-August 2017, NIMBioS

For the Bi-Monthly Newsletter from the National Institute for
Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, see


From: Majid Jaberi <>
Date: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:01 PM
Subject: PhD/Post-doc Positions: Biomedical Informatics..., Kansas St U

SEADS ICCM Postdoc and PhD Description: Biomedical Informatics or
Related Field in Computational Biology

Job Summary: Biomedical informatics (BMI) is the interdisciplinary,
scientific field that studies and pursues the effective uses of
biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry,
problem solving and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve
human health.

Purpose of these positions: The incumbent to these positions would be
responsible for initial configuration and implementation of a prototype
of the Structured Environment for Animal Data Simulation (SEADS)
platform in the Cerner Inc. computational environment. The SEADS is
envisioned as a multipurpose platform that will integrate disparate
sources of animal health data (veterinary electronic medical records,
FDA regulatory drug submissions, pharmacogenomic data, preclinical
toxicological data, pharmacological and diagnostic laboratory data,
etc.) into a single platform using tools developed by Cerner (CODE,
Ignite, etc. ) to create and manage their integrated human health

For the description of duties and experience, see

To apply:


From: Gabriel Kreiman <>
Date: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 6:58 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Systems/Comp. Neuroscience, Harvard U

PostDoc Position in Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in the
Kreiman lab [Boston]. We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic
researcher with a strong quantitative background and experience in
Neuroscience research.

The research efforts will involve studying high-level vision and
learning using a combination of computational models, neurophysiology
and behavioral experiments. For information about the Kreiman lab and
recent publications, see:

The postdoc will be part of an energetic and intellectually vibrant
community of researchers including the Center for Brains, Minds and
Machines and the Center for Brain Science. The position is funded for 2
years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension
contingent on satisfactory progress.

To be considered for this position please submit your application to, including CV, list of publications, and
names of three people that are familiar with your work.


From: Laura Bowles <>
Date: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Global Cholera Dynamics, Johns Hopkins U

Postdoctoral Position: Global Cholera Dynamics

Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a postdoctoral fellow
to work on projects related to cholera dynamics to better understand the
global burden and geographic distribution of the disease.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Justin Lessler and
colleagues on a project primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation that aims to improve our understanding of cholera
epidemiology in order to design rational strategies for use of oral
cholera vaccine in critical settings throughout the globe. For more
information, see

You would be joining a highly collaborative group (
who work on projects ranging from empirical data collection to
theoretical modeling of disease dynamics, and there will be ample
opportunities to work on cross-cutting projects focused on issues in
infectious disease transmission and control.

The position will be for 1-2 years, depending on applicant interest and
career plans.

Interested candidates should contact Laura Bowles ( with
a CV, statement of interest, and references. Application will be
considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted by September 15,


From: Emilia Vynnycky <>
Date: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 5:43 AM
Subject: Position: Infectious Disease Modeller, Public Health England

Mathematical Modeller
Department of Statistics, Modelling and Economics, Public Health England

Salary: £38,207 - £45,769 per annum (pro rata)
Fixed-term, Full-time
Location: Colindale
Ref: 919-AP-24060226-EXT

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and organised individual to
work on modelling the impact of measles-rubella vaccination in over 70
countries on the burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS), which is a
preventable cause of mortality and significant lifelong disability. For
additional information about the position, see

The work is collaborative including colleagues in the Centers for
Disease Control, Atlanta, USA and Imperial College, London. The
post-holder will be based in the Statistics Modelling and Economics
Department at Public Health England.

The appointment is available immediately and is currently funded until
31 December 2017, with the possibility of extension.

Applications should be made on-line via
The reference for this post is 919-AP-24060226-EXT.


From: Fred Adler <>
Date: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:51 PM
Subject: US Middle School: Connect Students to Scientists Through Videos

Patrick Goff, a middle school science teacher, is looking to connect his
students to scientists through short videos. Might be fun to deluge them
with the wonders of math biology!

Here's part of his message, with a link to more at the end:

I was thinking how can I bring more scientists into my classroom to
share with my students what they do and why it is awesome. The idea was
to ask as many of my scientist friends (cool to think how many friends I
have made now in the science community) if they would be willing to make
a short video explaining "Why My Science is Awesome". I think this would
be a cool way to show at the beginning of class 2 or 3 days of school
each week. We would be able to show one to each class and have a short
discussion about what they saw. It would be a great way to show a
variety of science and a variety of scientists. As for the videos, I am
thinking for a length that is anywhere from 1-3 minutes but that is not
set in stone (maybe no more than 5 minutes). I would think the videos
could be as simple as filming yourself using your iPhone and just
talking about "Why My Science is Awesome"maybe showing some of the
equipment you use or the area you research to as complicated as using a
professional video camera and integrating images. The videos would be
uploaded to a YouTube Channel so multiple classrooms could use them as
long as the scientist making the video is good with that idea. If you
have never done a video like this before, I will get a couple examples
soon to put up for you to model after. I really think this could be a
great way to introduce your science and yourself to many school kids
while talking "Why My Science is Awesome."

Feel free to send your video to and I
am looking forward to your submission. Thank you for being willing to
participate and help show everyone "Why My Science is Awesome."

Patrick Goff


From: Success Stories <>
Date: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 3:20 AM
Subject: London Mathematical Society: Success Stories in Math Initiative

 The London Mathematical Society is working on a new resource to
demonstrate the diversity in mathematics, and is looking for
contributions from people in mathematical careers.

The Success Stories in Mathematics initiative aims to collect stories
and photographs from a wide range of people involved in a range of
mathematical careers. The photos and stories collected will be curated
and used to produce both online and print resources with the goal of
promoting wide views of the types of careers open to mathematicians, the
motivations for undertaking a career in mathematics, and the measures
for success in mathematics careers.

If you are a mathematics graduate (BSc, MSc or PhD, or equivalent) and
would like to participate, can you contact us so we can provide you with
a form to fill in that you can then return, along with a photograph, to Equally, if you know of anyone else that
might be interested in getting involved with this initiative, please do
pass them this email. We are looking for participants from across the
spectrum of mathematical careers, including academia and industry.


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