ISSN 1086-6566
September 14, 2017


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Issue's Topics:
         2017-18 MBI Online Mathematical Biology Colloquium
         Springer Mathematical Biology Books
         2017-2018 Keystone Symposia conferences
         Survey: Goals and Needs of Biomodeling, Icahn School of Medicine
         Postdoc Position: NIH/NSF, U Penn/U Houston/CU Boulder
         Postdoc Position: Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Fellow
         Faculty Positions: Math Biology, U of Alberta
         Faculty Position: Applied Mathematics, UCR
         Professor and Dept Head: Virginia Tech
         SMBnet Reminders


From: Tony Nance <>
Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:47 PM
Subject: 2017-18 MBI Online Mathematical Biology Colloquium


MBI announces the second year of its successful online math 
biology colloquium series. These live hourlong events give 
you the opportunity to hear from outstanding mathematical 
biologists and to be an active part of colloquium discussions.

All talks will be Wednesdays at Noon Eastern Time.

Sept 20: James Collins: Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned

Oct 18: John Tyson: Network Dynamics and Cell Physiology

Nov 8: Kristin Swanson: Patient Specific Mathematical Neuro Oncology: 
Every Patient Deserves Their Own Equations

Dec 6: Lisa Fauci: Biological Fluid Dynamics at the Microscale: 
Nonlinearities in a Linear World

Speakers for Spring Semester 2018 are Alan Perelson, Alan Hastings, 
Philip Maini, and Marc Suchard.

Details of how to participate live or to watch archived talks are 

You can connect to colloquia either from your own office or from a 


From: Springer Mathematics <>
Date: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:22 AM
Subject: Springer Mathematical Biology Books

Springer publishes key books in Mathematical Biology - take a look

More books:
Research in Computational Molecular Biology:

Innovative Algorithms and Analysis:

From Basic Survival Analytic Theory to a Non-Standard Application:

An Introduction to Modeling Neuronal Dynamics:

Algorithms for Computational Biology:


From: Jane Peterson <>
Date: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 5:32 PM
Subject: 2017-2018 Keystone Symposia conferences

The 2017-2018 Keystone Symposia conferences.

The 2018 conferences in our Plant Biology series are:

The 2018 conferences in our Neurobiology series are:

The 2018 conferences in our Cardiovascular series are:


From: Jonathan Karr <>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:39 AM
Subject: Survey: Goals and Needs of Biomodeling, Icahn School of Medicine

We would like to invite you to participate in a survey of the goals, 
methods, and challenges of biomodeling. The goal of the survey is to 
solicit your input into the biomodeling community's efforts to advance 
biomodeling. We plan to share the results of the survey through a review 
article in early 2018.

Please use the link below to complete the survey by Friday September 22. 
The survey should take five to ten minutes to complete.


From: Zachary Kilpatrick <>
Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 10:43 AM
Subject: Postdoc Position: NIH/NSF, U Penn/U Houston/CU Boulder

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an NIH/NSF funded 
interdisciplinary project that includes Joshua Gold (University of 
Pennsylvania), Kre?o Josic (University of Houston), and Zack Kilpatrick 
(University of Colorado, Boulder). Our aim is to understand how the brain 
accumulates evidence in dynamic environments. The project is guided by the 
overriding hypothesis that brain networks involved in decision-making 
computations incorporate learned expectations of the environment to 
implement adaptive decision-making. We seek a candidate who can work at the 
interface of experimental, computational, and theoretical neuroscience. As 
part of an interdisciplinary team, The candidate will develop models of 
neural circuits that approximate normative evidence accumulation in dynamic 
environments. The candidate will also help to validate these models, using 
behavioral data from humans and neural recordings from primates performing 
dynamic decision tasks.

For further information please contact Kre?imir Josic (
or Zack Kilpatrick (


From: Sheinbaum, Perri <>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Subject: Postdoc Position: Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Fellow

With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Planetary Health Alliance 
(PHA) at Harvard University has created The Rockefeller Foundation Planetary 
Health (RFPH) Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to 
tackle complex questions at the intersection of global environmental change 
and human health. The Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Fellows will 
work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department 
to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across Harvard 
University and PHA member institutions. For more information about the 
position and on how to apply, visit 

For inquiries, please e-mail


From: Mark Lewis <>
Date: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 6:13 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Math Biology, U of Alberta

Assistant Professor - Mathematical Biology
University of Alberta

Closing Date - November 12, 2017

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University 
of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the 
Assistant Professor level in Mathematical Biology. An appointment at a 
higher level may be possible under exceptional circumstances.


From: Mary Stuart <>
Date: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:17 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Applied Mathematics, UCR

A faculty position in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, 
Riverside. Applications and nominations are invited for one faculty 
position beginning July 1, 2018.

Applications are welcome from those with strong interdisciplinary background 
in any area of applied mathematics. Preference will be given to applicants 
in Stochastic Modeling with Applications, Applied Differential Equations 
and Numerical Analysis and Computational Methods. This position is intended 
for the level of tenure-track assistant professor.


From: Rogen B. Glodove <>
Date: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:36 PM
Subject: Professor and Dept Head: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences: Professor and Head.

The Department of Biological Sciences, in the College of Science at Virginia 
Tech, invites applications from visionary, creative, and energetic leaders 
for the position of Department Head. We combine an international reputation 
for excellence in research with a substantial teaching mission. The 
department currently includes 47 tenure-track faculty members, two professors 
of practice, eight instructors, 25 support staff, and 23 research scientists, 
as well as more than 80 graduate students and 1300 undergraduate students. 
We are a diverse department with research groups in (1) ecology, evolution 
and behavior, (2) microbiology and immunology, and (3) molecular, cellular, 
developmental, and computational biology ( We play a 
central role in interdisciplinary research on campus, which includes 
engagement in Centers and Institutes such as the Global Change Center and 
Fralin Life Sciences Institute, and nine out of Virginia Tech's 14 
Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs. Several faculty are 
associated with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, located 
adjacent to the VTC School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia.

Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a letter of interest 
(maximum 3 pages) that describes research interests, relevant experience 
and leadership style, and a list of three professional references upon 
applying through posting number TR0170112 or via the link: 

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017 and will continue 
until the position is filled.

Please address inquiries to Professor Jeffrey Walters, Search Chair 
(; Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, 
Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; 540-231-3847).


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