ISSN 1086-6566
August 24, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         Conference Support: ...Pop. in Bio. Sys., Oct 20-22, U Arizona
         CfP: MBMB, Biomolecular..., Special Issue Deadline Ext., Oct 1
         ToC: Wiley, Systems Biology & Medicine, Vol 9, Issue 5
         PhD Position: Cardiac Mechanics in..., King's College London
         PhD Positions: Systems Bio & Biocomputing, Mississippi St U, US
         PhD Positions: Cognitive Neuroscience, SISSA, Italy
         Post-doc: Mathematical Immunology, Imperial College London
         Post-doc: Mathematical Epidemiology, U Utah, US
         Post-doc: Systems Biology & Physiology, North Carolina St U, US
         Post-doc: Vascular Tumour Growth, U Oxford
         Lecture/Senior Lecturer Positions: UNSW, Sydney, Australia
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Jim Cushing <>
Date: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Conference Support: ...Pop. in Bio. Sys., Oct 20-22, U Arizona

Financial support (through an NSF grant) is available for students and
early career researchers to attend ICMA VI, the Sixth International
Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in
Biological Systems, to be held October 20 - 22, 2017, at University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

The application procedure (and information about the conference) can be
found on the conference webpage:

Queries can be made at


From: Zhao, Shan <>
Date: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 8:38 AM
Subject: CfP: MBMB, Biomolecular..., Special Issue Deadline Ext., Oct 1

The journal Molecular Based Mathematical Biology (MBMB) will publish a
special issue entitled "Bio-molecular data modeling and mining". The
submission deadline has been extended to Oct. 1, 2017. More details
about this special issue can be found at

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Cryo-Electron
Microscopy (Cryo-EM) data analysis; Image processing, graphical modeling
and visualization; Geometric and topological modeling of macromolecules;
Structural determination and molecular shape analysis of molecules;
Structure Alignment of macromolecules; Machine learning and data mining
in molecular big data; Algorithms, analysis and validation for
bio-molecular data; Molecule-related software or database development;
Gene regulatory network and genome wide association study; Metagenomics
data analysis and modeling of Epigenetics data; Single cell sequencing
data analysis.

Important Dates: Manuscript Due, Oct. 1, 2017; First round of reviews:
Nov. 15, 2017; Anticipated publication date: Feb. 15, 2018.

Guest editors: Dr. Dong Si (lead), University of Washington, Bothell;
Dr. Ping Ma, University of Georgia; Dr. Kamal Al Nasr, Tennessee State
University; Dr. Yonggang Lu, Lanzhou University, China.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dong Si at


From: Wiley: Systems Biology and Medicine <>
Date: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:20 PM
Subject: ToC: Wiley, Systems Biology & Medicine, Vol 9, Issue 5

For the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine,
Volume 9, Issue 5, see


From: Sher, Anna <>
Date: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:23 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Cardiac Mechanics in..., King's College London

Application call for a 3year PhD Studentship at King's College London
PhD Studentship at King's College London
Supervisors: Dr Steven Niederer (KCL) and Dr Anna Sher (Pfizer)

There is an opening for a 3 year Pfizer-sponsored PhD position at King's
College London to develop a Quantitative Systems Pharmacology simulation
platform for evaluating the effects of pathological and pharmacological
changes in sub cellular function on whole organ cardiac physiology. The
project will suit a candidate with a passion for applied mathematics,
computer science and computational biology. Please visit the following
links for more information:

Starting date: : 02/10/2017 (negotiable)

If interested, please send your cover letter and CV to or


From: Popescu, George <>
Date: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 4:22 PM
Subject: PhD Positions: Systems Bio & Biocomputing, Mississippi St U, US

PhD positions in Systems biology and Biocomputing

The Popescu group at the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and
Biotechnology (IGBB) seeks applicants for PhD positions that offers
interdisciplinary training in systems biology and bioinformatics. The
PhD students will lead and participate in NSF-funded research exploring
the systems biology of peptidase activity, redox signaling and plant
stress responses, focusing on understanding the role of controlled
proteolysis in signaling circuits that enable plants to withstand
oxidative stress. The project employs a model to elucidate the
contributions of the proteolytic pathways mediated by TOP1 and TOP2
thimet oligopeptidases (doi: 10.1111/tpj.12320) through integrated
biochemical, proteomics, and systems biology approaches
(doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00327).

Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in bioinformatics,
computational sciences, systems biology or a related field.

Requirements: Experience in computational biology and bioinformatics;
good computer programming skills; a strong interest in developing
quantitative biology methods applied to cell signaling and molecular
plant biology; good communication skills and an ability to work as part
of a multi-disciplinary team.

How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to email a one-page cover letter
and CV (including skills, previous research/education, GPA, GRE/TOEFL,
and the contacts of three references) to Please set
the email subject line as "[PhD_application] Full name". The Mississippi
State University is an EEO employer


From: Alessandro Treves <>
Date: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:35 AM
Subject: PhD Positions: Cognitive Neuroscience, SISSA, Italy

Memory research: Ground-breaking, Applied, and Technological Exchanges
is an EU-funded Innovative Training Network coordinated by Francesco
Battaglia and including groups at the Radboud (Nijmegen), UCLondon,
NTNU-Trondheim, INSERM & AMU (Marseille), Weizmann, Janssen Pharma and
SISSA, which will host 15 PhD students on projects taking different
approaches to hippocampal memory functions, starting in early 2018. The
two theorists to be hosted at SISSA, however, have to be admitted to its
Cognitive Neuroscience PhD, by attending the exam in Trieste on
Sept 11-12, 2017, see

Deadline: August 31st, 2017

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 seeking fundamental network
understanding. Those admitted will be awarded a SISSA fellowship for the
first few months, and later a much higher, EU-set M-GATE fellowship once
the ITN operates.

Feel free to inquire about limbo (then please send a CV) to


From: Asquith, Becca <>
Date: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:50 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Mathematical Immunology, Imperial College London

For a postdoc position in Mathematical Immunology to work in my group in Imperial College London, see

Please pass this on to anyone you think maybe interested.


From: Damon Toth <>
Date: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:18 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Mathematical Epidemiology, U Utah, US

The postdoctoral fellow hired for this position will provide research
support for mathematical and computer modeling projects in support of
public health decision making for healthcare epidemiology, within the
University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The postdoctoral fellow will
work on one or more funded projects aimed at improving our understanding
of healthcare transmission dynamics and modeling interventions to reduce
healthcare associated infections in hospitals and long-term care
facilities. Within this scope, the postdoctoral fellow will have the
opportunity to focus on theoretical and applied modeling topics of
interest, including network epidemiology, antibiotic resistance and
stewardship, strain competition, vaccine immunology, modes of
transmission, environmental contamination, and optimal intervention
strategies for individual facilities and regional healthcare networks.

1. Provides support for scientific literature search and synthesis of
reviewed literature
2. Assists in designing, analyzing, and interpreting mathematical models
and computer simulations according to project needs
3. Prepares and communicates research results in written and oral
4. Works collaboratively with supervisor, other project team members,
and funding organizations in supporting project needs

Minimum Qualifications:   
This position requires expertise in mathematical modeling and computer
programming with a minimum of a PhD degree, good writing, communication,
and time management skills, and an ability to effectively work within a
multi-disciplinary collaborative environment.

Interested candidates should apply online at


From: Belinda Akpa <>
Date: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM
Subject: Post-doc: Systems Biology & Physiology, North Carolina St U, US

The EMRLab seeks dynamic, highly motivated, goal oriented postdoctoral
scholars with an interest in mathematical modeling of physiological
processes. The ideal candidate will have a broad interest in the
challenge of translating biological mechanistic hypotheses into testable
mathematical formulations. Preference will be given to applicants with a
demonstrated facility with cross-disciplinary communication and
experience with computational modeling that includes working with varied
experimental datasets. Experience with any of the following is
particularly desirable: formulation of compartmental models, kinetic
modeling of metabolic pathways, stochastic modeling, parameter
estimation and uncertainty quantification, molecular simulation.
Appointment will be for 12 months, in the first instance, with potential
renewal for 2 further years. Applicants must have their PhD in Chemical
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematical Biology, or a related
field, and have at least one first authored manuscript in a reputable

To apply and for additional information, see


From: Sara Jolliffe <>
Date: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 6:04 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Vascular Tumour Growth, U Oxford

9-Month Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in Computational
Modelling of Vascular Tumour Growth

We invite applications for a 9-month postdoctoral research position,
funded by Cancer Research UK and based at the Mathematical Institute,
University of Oxford. This work will be jointly supervised by Professor
Helen Byrne (Wolfs Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical
Institute), Professor Philip Maini (Wolfson Centre for Mathematical
Biology, Mathematical Institute) and Dr Joe Pitt-Francis (Department of
Computer Science), and involves collaboration with Professor Ruth
Muschel (Department of Oncology). This is a fixed term position for up
to 9 months and is available for an immediate start.

This project will focus on the investigation of existing multiscale
models of vascular tumour growth. Model simulations and analysis of
their outputs will provide insights into the mechanisms that regulate
the growth of vascular tumours and assist with the identification of
improved strategies for their treatment.

With a PhD awarded, or a Masters degree and PhD submitted (at the time
of taking up the position), the successful candidate will possess
expertise in at least one of the following areas: multiscale modelling,
applying numerical methods to solve multiscale models of vascular tumour
growth, techniques for characterising the morphology of vascular
networks, and programming in C++ or a similar language. Applicants
should also have a good publication record, judged by their career

Please direct informal enquiries to Helen Byrne
( or Philip Maini (


From: Adelle Coster <>
Date: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 9:22 PM
Subject: Lecture/Senior Lecturer Positions: UNSW, Sydney, Australia

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South
Wales, Sydney, Australia ( is recruiting
several appointments at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level for people
whose teaching and research interests align with one or more of our
existing programs. The School has broad range of research interests
including biomathematics.

Please pass this information on to any interested parties. Women,
minorities and indigenous candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The job details can be found at

Closing Date: 18 September 2017


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