SMB Digest Volume 17 Issue 47

SMB DIGEST ISSN 1086-6566 
November 15, 2017
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Issue’s Topics:
International Research Experiences for Students
2018 HIP IMO HighSchool Internship in Mathematical Oncology
CfP: MPDEE-18, Leicester UK, April 9-13, 2018
NSF INCLUDES Program Frequently Asked Questions
REU: Data and Models in the Biosciences, UConn Health
Apply for the 2018 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Science Policy News from AIBS
NIH Update: Extramural Nexus
SMBnet Reminders


From: Whang, Kenneth C. <>
Date: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:07 AM
Subject: International Research Experiences for Students

A new solicitation is available for The International Research Experiences
for Students (IRES) program, which supports international research and
research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students.

Funding will be available for three types of activities:

I. IRES Sites-cohorts of students doing research at international locations

II. Advanced Studies Institutes – intensive short courses, active learning
and research at the frontiers of knowledge, held at international locations

III. New Concepts in International Graduate Experience – Large-scale
graduate student international research, training and professional

Submission Deadlines: January-February 2018

Further information, including details on a November 30 Q&A webinar, is
available at




From: Enderling, Heiko <>
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:14 AM
Subject: 2018 HIP IMO HighSchool Internship in Mathematical Oncology

HIP IMO accepting applications for Summer 2018

The Highschool Internship Program in Integrated Mathematical Oncology (HIP
IMO) at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, is accepting application for the
8 weeks summer internship program, June 4 – July 27, 2018. HIP IMO is an
Integrated Mathematical Oncology centric internship program that delivers
interdisciplinary team science research experiences for high school students
aged 16 or older by the time of the internship. This mentored training
program is designed for motivated aspiring scientists to help prepare them
for interdisciplinary cancer research careers. Working under the direction
and guidance of IMO faculty/scientist mentors, interns are involved in
activities designed to foster the development of life-long research skills.
We are pleased to announce that all students will receive a Richard O.
Jacobson scholarship. Financial support is also available for out of town
participants. Detailed information and application details can be found
online at

Application deadline: February 1, 2018



From: Petrovskiy, Sergei (Prof.) <>
Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 7:14 AM
Subject: CfP: MPDEE-18, Leicester UK, April 9-13, 2018

Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution – MPDEE-18
(Leicester, UK, April 9-13, 2018)

The scope of the conference is outlined by (although not necessarily
restricted to) the following topics:

* population dynamics and ecological complexity
* animal movement and dispersal
* biological invasions and spread of epidemics
* collective dynamics and ecological pattern formation
* uncertainty and predictability in ecology
* ecological time series and regime shifts
* agroecology and food security
* models in behavioral ecology
* evolutionary population ecology
* population and quantitative genetics
* evolution of culture and human behavior
* evolutionary game theory

This conference appears as a result of merging of two conference series,
namely Models in Population Dynamics and Ecology (MPDE) and Modelling
Biological Evolution (MBE). For all further information such as the
honorary & keynote speakers, the advisory scientific committee, the
deadlines, the details of the registration procedure and much more, please
visit the conference webpage at

For any questions and queries do not hesitate to contact the conference
organizers directly at (Andrew Morozov) and
(Sergei Petrovskii).



From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:57 AM
Subject: NSF INCLUDES Program Frequently Asked Questions

New information about the NSF INCLUDES Program is now available:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF INCLUDES Dear Colleague Letter
(NSF 17-111): Announcement of an Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National

Please see

for details.



From: Tran Sills,Jane <>
Date: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:36 PM
Subject: REU: Data and Models in the Biosciences, UConn Health

REU: Data and Models in the Biosciences

Program Background: Technological advances in the measurement of molecular
events in cells and tissues make it possible to obtain detailed information
about the wide variety of dynamic processes that control the development and
functioning of organisms. This has given rise to a systems approach in
biology and biomedicine, which captures these processes at the systems level
through the language of mathematical models. Accordingly, the scientific
focus of this program is on the development, implementation, and application
of mathematical algorithms to problems in biology and biomedicine.

UConn Health, Center for Quantitative Medicine is a research center that
brings together expertise ranging from computational biology and
bioinformatics to statistics and health informatics, with a heavy emphasis
on mathematical methods underpinning those fields. In 2018, the program will
focus on research projects in the Laubenbacher, Mendes and Vera-Licona
research groups at the Center for Quantitative Medicine, and the Slepchenko
group at the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling. Students will work in
teams with UConn researchers, have opportunities to build their professional
network, and learn about a wide range of career opportunities.

Program Location: UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032

Program Dates: May 30 – August 3, 2018

Award: Eligible participants will receive $5,000 stipend. Housing, meals and
travel allowance.

*Students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply*

Application Deadline: February 11, 2018

For more information, please visit

Online Application:



From: American Institute of Biological Sciences <>
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Apply for the 2018 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Applications now being accepted for the AIBS Emerging Public Policy
Leadership Award.

Please share this announcement with interested graduate students.

Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes
graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated
initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients obtain first-hand
experience at the interface of science and public policy.



From: AIBS Public Policy Office <>
Date: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 2:07 PM
Subject: Science Policy News from AIBS

Science Policy News from AIBS




From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <>
Resent: Raymond Mejía <>
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 7:55 AM
Subject: NIH Update: Extramural Nexus

NIH Update: Clinical Trial Parent Announcements, Revised Grants Policy
Statement, LRP, New Podcast



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