SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 15

April 12, 2018
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From: Tony Nance <>
Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 2:18 PM
Subject: MBI Online Mathematical Biology Colloquium, Apr 18

MBI Online Mathematical Biology Colloquium
Wednesday April 18, 2018 at Noon Eastern Time

Marc Suchard (Biomathematics and Human Genetics, UCLA)

High-dimensional Phenotypes on Evolutionary Trees: Efficient
Algorithms and New Models

Details of how to participate can be found at:

To view this live event you will need to register on the event page.
You may register at any time.

The next Online Colloquium will take place in the fall.
Thanks for participating in the series this year!


From: Alberto d’Onofrio <>
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 1:28 PM
Subject: Conference: Erice MathCompEpi 2018, Aug 28 – Sep 5, Sicily

Registration is now open for “Erice MathCompEpi 2018 – 2nd
International Erice Conference on Mathematical and Computational
Epidemiology”, which will be held at the International Centre “Ettore
Majorana” in Erice, Sicily (Italy) from 28th August to September 5

Deadline for Registration: July 15 2018, however early Registration is
Strongly Recommended due to the very limited number of people that can
be hosted in Erice. Deadline for Abstract Submission is July the 1st.
For more details on the Conference, please visit or write to

Erice MathCompEpi 2018 is one of the official Events of the Year of
Mathematical Biology.

Mathematical and Computational Epidemiology (CME) has not only an
important theoretical value per se. Indeed, it has and it will have,
in the near future, a deep impact on the life of citizens. Modelling
could become one of the most important tools to shape contemporary
Local and Global Public Health Policies.

Our first aim is to illustrate the major current areas of research in
CME and of its interplay with PHSP. This will be done by means of a
series of 27 outstanding invited lectures focused on the personal
research of outstanding scientists. Models of various degrees of
complexity are synergistically interplaying in this discipline. They
are both needed and complementary, and in this Conference will be both

Our second aim, is to foster learning by frank peer-to-peer discussion
between invited speakers and other researchers, junior investigators
as well as PhD students, which can submit contributed talks and posters.


From: Romano Paolo <>
Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 3:55 PM
Subject: NETTAB 2018, Oct 22-24, Genoa

Call for abstracts for oral communications

NETTAB 2018: Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment
October 22-24, 2018, Genoa, Italy

NETTAB 2018 is organised in collaboration with ELIXIR Nodes of the UK
and Italy as well as the Italian Society of Bioinformatics, BITS. The
main focus will be on FAIR principles in bioinformatics, a challenging
topic that we hope will attract many researchers from all over the
world, including but not limited to, Bioinformaticians, Biologists,
Computer Scientists, and others working or interested in the above
research scope.

For more details, see:


From: Preusser, Tobias <>
Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 8:53 AM
Subject: 7th Conf. on Systems Biology of Mammalian…, Jul 4-6, Bremen

Dear colleague,

We would like to call for contributions (abstracts for oral or poster
presentations) to the 7th Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian
Cells, SBMC 2018, which will be held July 4-6, 2018 at Jacobs
University in Bremen.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until April 22,

The conference is devoted to the power of systems medicine and the
implementation of systems biology approaches in medical research and
medical practice. The beautiful campus of Jacobs University Bremen will
be an inspiring environment for interesting talks and posters, and
fruitful discussions. An open house night at Fraunhofer MEVIS allows
experiencing plenty examples of systems medicine and medical image
processing in research and clinical practice.

Confirmed Speakers:
+ Jan Boren, University of Gothenburg | Sweden
+ Bindi Brook, University of Nottingham | United Kingdom
+ Tammo Delhaas, University of Maastricht | The Netherlands
+ Tim Elston, University of North Carolina Capel Hill | USA
+ Nicolas Froloff, Dassault Systems Simulia | France
+ Shalev Itzkovitz, Weizmann Institute | Israel
+ Ken Lau, Vanderbilt University Medical Center | USA
+ Adil Mardinoglu, Chalmers University of Technology | Sweden
+ Sylvia Plevritis, Stanford School of Medicine | USA
+ Nasir Rajpoot, University of Warwick | United Kingdom
+ Silvia Santos, The Francis Crick Institute | United Kingdom
+ Katrin Thediek, University of Oldenburg | Germany
+ Hiroki Ueda, RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research | Japan
+ Irene Vignon-Clementel, INRIA Paris | France

Please visit for more information, online abstract
submission and online registration. Feel free to announce the SBMC in
your work environment and distribute this e-mail to whom it might be
of interest.

Best regards, on behalf of the Organizing Committee
Tobias Preusser
Conference Chair


From: Fai, Thomas <>
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 3:32 PM
Subject: Summer School on Quantitative Biology, Jun 25-29, Nice (Update)

There are a few remaining openings for the summer school in
quantitative biology taking place in Nice, France from June 25-29. We
are really excited about the program and hope you will pass along the
announcement to your students, postdocs, and whoever may be
interested! Please see the website below for more information.

Best regards,
The organizers (Agnese Seminara, Thomas Fai, and Chris Rycroft)

Invited speakers:
Antonio Celani (ICTP, Trieste)
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS, Paris)
Gregory Jedd (National Univ. Singapore)
Lisa Fauci (Tulane University, USA)
M. Gregory Forest (Unc Chapel Hill, USA)

Info and registration:
Dates: 25-29 June 2018
Venue: Le Saint Paul (Coco Beach), Nice, France


From: zhoucuixin <>
Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM
Subject: New Articles: MBE Vol. 15, No. 4 August 2018 Issue

Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (MBE)
Volume 15, Number 4, August 2018


From: Oyarzún, Diego A <>
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:34 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Network cancer medicine, Imperial College London

We have an exciting opportunity for a student to work at the interface
of cancer biology, network theory and data science.

The project is part of a thriving collaboration between the
Biomathematics Group and the Cancer Metabolism & Systems Toxicology
Group at Imperial College London. The student will be based at EPSRC
Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare in South Kensington, at
the heart of London’s cultural and scientific quarter.

For more details please check the advert here or


From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:35 PM
Subject: New NSF funding opportunity: Accelerating Discovery…

A new NSF program (PD 18-1998) is now available:
Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD)

Please see for

Full Proposal Window: April 2, 2018 – January 16, 2019
(Proposals received by July 2, 2018 will be considered for FY 2018


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