SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 16

April 19, 2018
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From: Raymond Mejía <>
Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM
Subject: Opportunity for SMB members at the AIBS

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From: “Akman, Olcay” <>
Re-sent: Amina Eladdadi <>
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:10 PM
Subject: BEER-XI at Arizona State University, Oct 5-7, Tempe

The 11th Symposium on BEER (BEER-XI) will be hosted at the Arizona
State University, Tempe, AZ on October 5-7, 2018.

Please visit for a list of invited speakers,
abstract submission, registration, and information on the conference

Abstract submission is now open. Those who are interested in
organizing an Invited Session or a Mini-Symposium may do so by sending
a session proposal (PDF only) to with subject
“BEER-Session” by July 10th 2018.

Four confirmed speakers are needed for an Invited Session and at least
two Invited Sessions are needed for a Mini-Symposium.

A limited number of travel grants are available. If interested, please
submit an application online at


From: Hao Wang <>
Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 7:31 AM
Subject: 6th G. J. Butler Memorial Conference, Jul 23-27, Edmonton

The Sixth G. J. Butler International Conference on Differential
Equations and Population Biology will be held on the University of
Alberta campus, Edmonton, during July 23-27, 2018. This conference in
the memory of our late colleague, Geoffrey James Butler, follows five
highly successful previous such conferences. The Butler conference
series has developed into a premier international event in the highly
active research field of differential equations, nonlinear dynamics,
and mathematical biology, with a distinct Canadian character.

Each Butler conference will feature a Butler Speaker, a distinguished
researcher who will deliver three Butler Memorial Lectures throughout
the conference. The Butler Speaker for 2018 will be Professor Yang
Kuang of Arizona State University. Previous Butler Speakers were
Professors Paul Waltman, Jean Mahwin, Jack Hale, Gail Wolkowicz, and
Jianhong Wu.

Here is the registration link for all participants:

If you can’t access the google link, you can see the conference
information from the personal website:

Please send us any questions or comments you have related to the
conference. Hope to see you in Edmonton.

Hao Wang (Chair),
Michael Li,
Zhongwei Shen,

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1


From: C-M Svensson <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:50:14 +0200
Subject: CfA: Image-based Systems Biology (IbSB 2018), Sep 6-7, Jena

We cordially invite you to participate in the 4th International
Symposium “Image-based Systems Biology (IbSB 2018)”, which will be
held September 6-7, 2018 in Jena, Germany.

The list of invited IbSB 2018 speakers (all confirmed) includes:
* Jari Hyttinen, Tampere, Finland
* Dagmar Iber, Zürich, Switzerland
* Pavel Tomancak, Dresden, Germany
* Michael Unser, Lausanne, Switzerland
* Matthias Weiss, Bayreuth, Germany

For more information, have a look at our website:

In particular, have a look at our NEW FORMAT “Tandem-Talk” and
consider your abstract submission for this type of presentation:

This year, IbSB 2018 will be preceded by the annual InfectoOptics
conference Life meets Light and you are cordially invited to also
register for this event. More information can be found here:

We kindly ask you to forward this message to your colleagues and/or
group members. Please, contact us in case of any questions.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Jena,
Marc Thilo Figge
(on behalf of the organizing committee)


From: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews <>
Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 5:14 AM
Subject: WIREs Syst Biol Med Content Alert: 10, 3 (May/June 2018)

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine

Volume 10, Issue 3 Pages , May/June 2018


From: NIMBioS <>
Date: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:54 PM
Subject: Bi-Monthly News from NIMBioS: NSF Report, Body Size & More



From: Kazi Rahman <>
Re-sent: Richard Schugart <>
Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Postdocs: Infectious disease modelling, York U. (Canada)

York University is inviting applications for NSERC/Sanofi IRC
Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship will provide financial
support to high-caliber scholars doing postdoctoral research that is
aligned with the NSERC/Sanofi IRC program.

The IRC program is currently focusing on 1). developing and applying
mathematical technologies to evaluate the effectiveness for prevention
of serious events in the population of high-dose inactivated influenza
vaccines; and 2). modelling the transmission of disease involving mass
gatherings and travel.

The candidate must have a doctorate in an area that falls within the
IRC mandate. The applicant must be supported by an IRC York team member
and the program Chair as the co-supervisors. The postdoctoral fellows
will be expected to interact with the IRC team.

The positions can start anytime, initially for one year but can be
renewed for up to a total of 3 years. The salary is approximately
$48,500 including $8,250 for a course instructorship. The salary will
be adjusted for those candidates preferring no course instructorship.
The salary could be complemented by other funds including those from
the IRC York team members, and those from external sources awarded to
the applicants.

Applicants should submit 1). One-page summary of proposed research in
the two currently focused research areas; 2). Curriculum vitae; 3).
some representative research; 4). two letters of recommendation.
Applications should be submitted to Professor Jianhong Wu at


From: Kresimir Josic <>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:09:20 -0500
Subject: Postdocs: Theoretical/statistical neuroscience, U. Houston

Several postdoctoral research positions in Theoretical and Statistical

POSITION: We seek several highly motivated postdoctoral research
fellows for a collaborative team project building theoretical and
statistical tools for interpreting large scale neural recordings. The
fellows will develop new methods and applications of probabilistic
graphical models to infer statistical interactions amongst neurons and
with their environment, and develop models of neural populations. The
tools will be validated in neural network simulations, tested in
physiological recordings, and made widely available to the neuroscience
community for understanding data from next-generation experiments.

TEAM: Fellows will join principal investigators and theorists Krešimir
Josić, Genevera Allen, Xaq Pitkow, Ankit Patel, and Robert Rosenbaum.
The team will interact closely with experimentalists including
co-investigator Andreas Tolias and several other labs interested in
applying novel methods we develop. Fellows will also be members of the
new Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence housed at the
Baylor College of Medicine and supported in part by the NSF NeuroNex
program. The Center brings together interdisciplinary researchers from
across Houston, including members from Baylor College of Medicine,
Rice University, University of Houston, and University of Texas Health
Sciences. Researchers at the Center contribute diverse expertise in
fields including neuroscience, machine learning, statistics, physics,
computer science, electrical engineering, and applied mathematics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have outstanding mathematical skills,
a PhD in a relevant quantitative discipline, and expertise in network
analysis/modeling, and/or probabilistic graphical models or statistical
machine learning.

APPLYING: Applicants should email a letter of research interests and
CV to Camila Lopez (, along with contact
information for three references. We look forward to hearing from you!


From: RICAM office <>
Date: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Professorship: Mathematical Methods…, JKU Linz, Austria

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, advertises a Professorship in
Mathematical Methods in Medicine and Life Sciences:


From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 9:18 PM
Subject: Proposal due date changes for NSF Division of Mathematical…

We would like to make you aware that the Division of Mathematical
Sciences (DMS) has changed the dates for submission of proposals to
six of its programs. Principal Investigators may want to pay
particular attention to those programs whose due dates are now earlier
than in previous years.

Please see for


From: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <>
Re-sent: Raymond Mejía <>
Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:34 PM
Subject: NIH Update: Impact of Teams Receiving NIH Funding; Using…

NIH Update: Impact of Teams Receiving NIH Funding; Using Matchmaker to
Find Program Officials



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