SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 26

June 27, 2018
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Issue’s Topics:

SMB: Summer 2018 SMB Newsletter
BMB Vol. 80, Issue 7 – New Issue Alert
Conf: Erice MathCompEpi’18, Aug 28 – Sep 5, Italy
Conf: BigDIPA Course, UC Irvine, Sept. 17 – 21, US
PhD: Machine Learning of Gene …, Edinburgh, UK
PhD: Mathematical Biology at QUT, Australia
Faculty: Department of Neurology at UCSF, US
AIBS – June Newsletter
SMBnet Reminders

From: Society for Mathematical Biology
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:08 PM
Subject: SUMMER 2018 SMB Newsletter

In this issue:
News –   upcoming SMB conference and SMB members in the news
People –  research interview with Dr. Nik Cunniffe and memorials for Dr
. George Oster and Dr. Garry Odell
Editorial –  IPAM conference report, research highlights in Bulletin
of Mathematical Biology and a commentary on how the Bulletin is the
driving engine for SMB.

Read all about it here:

From: Springer <>
Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 10:42 AM
Subject: BMB Vol. 80, Issue 7 – New Issue Alert

Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
Volume 80, Issue 7, July 2018

From: Alberto d’Onofrio <>
Date: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 4:42 AM
Subject: Conf: Erice MathCompEpi’18, Aug 28 – Sep 5, Italy

“Erice MathCompEpi 2018”, Aug 28 – Sep 5, at Erice Sicily (Italy)

This is the second announcement of the “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,

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

Deadline for Submissions and Registration is now: July 25, 2018,
however, early Registration is Strongly Recommended due to the very
limited number of people that can be hosted in Erice.

For more details on the Conference, please visit: or write to

From: Sohail Jahid <>
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Subject: Conf: BigDIPA Course, UC Irvine, Sept. 17-21, US

Big Data Image Processing & Analysis Workshop Course — UC Irvine, CA

UC Irvine’s Center for Complex Biological Systems is pleased to
announce the annual short course in Big Data Image Processing &
Analysis (BigDIPA), September 17-21, 2018.

Travel/lodging fellowships are available for graduate students and
postdoctoral researchers: Fellowship application deadline:  September
1, 2018

For more information and to apply please visit:

The BigDIPA course is supported by funds from the National Institutes
of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB R25EB022366).

From: Frank W. Kunkle <>
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 12:54 PM
Subject: CfP: ACM-SIAM – SODA19, US

Call for Presentations – ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA19)

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at

July 5, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT –   Short Abstract Submission and Paper
Registration Deadline
July 12, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT – Full Paper Submission

Please visit:
for detailed submission information.

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department

From: Edward Wallace <>
Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM
Subject: PhD: Machine Learning of Gene …, Edinburgh, UK

PhD project: machine learning of gene regulation, Edinburgh

We are advertising a  PhD project on machine Learning of multi-omics
data. This project is joint with Edward Wallace and Guido Sanguinetti,
in Edinburgh, Scotland.

More information here:

This funding will only be applicable for UK/EU students.
Application deadline 4th July 2018, details here:

There are a few other projects available on the same BBSRC/EASTBIO
scheme on machine learning in biology:

From: Matthew Simpson <>
Date: Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 3:26 AM
Subject: PhD: Mathematical Biology at QUT, Australia.

PhD position and scholarship in mathematical biology at Queensland
University of Technology, Australia.

Project: We are seeking a PhD student to work in my research group
( in conjunction with Dr. Pascal
Buenzli on a project involving the use of stochastic models in

The project will involve the development, analysis and numerical
simulation of novel stochastic models of cell biology processes.
Focusing on the area of mechanobiology (cell and tissue mechanics), we
will develop stochastic models of populations of individual cells
where the main cell-level processes involve cell migration, cell
proliferation and cell-to-cell adhesion. The particular focus of the
project will be to incorporate simple but realistic descriptions of
subcellular signalling pathways, such as Rac-Rho pathway signalling,
that links cellular-level morphology and mechanics to cell behaviour.
Our goal will be to develop new computational tools that re-create
known biological phenomena and to analyse those tools computational
and stochastic tools to produce new, more formal mathematical
descriptions of those stochastic processes. The project will involve
model development, developing and applying computational stochastic
models to problems from the life sciences, numerical simulation of
stochastic models, and the derivation of novel continuum-limit
descriptions of those models.

The successful applicant will be based in the School of Mathematical
Sciences (
at QUT. The applicant will join other PhD candidates in my research
group who are working on related projects in mathematical biology.

Applications: Applicants should hold a first class Honours degree or
equivalent (such as a Master’s degree) in applied mathematics, physics
or engineering. Strong academic performance, excellent written
communication skills, and expertise in computational techniques
(FORTRAN, C++, MATLAB) are essential. Previous training and experience
in implementing numerical methods for solving partial differential
equations are essential.

The applicant must be eligible to enroll in a PhD at Queensland
University of Technology
A scholarship, indexed annually (approximately AU$27,082pa in 2018) is
available. The scholarship is tax exempt for full-time students and is
to support living costs for up to 3 years for doctoral students.

For further information please contact Professor Matthew Simpson,

From: Jessica Godoy <>
Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 4:13 PM
Subject: Faculty: Department of Neurology at UCSF, US

Job Description:
Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence or Ladder rank
Neurology/Broad Center

The Department of Neurology at UCSF is looking to recruit a faculty
member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are looking
for faculty candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics,
machine learning, and/or an interest in single-cell genomics, and to
have demonstrated significant achievement or promise in their field…

For more information and to online please visit

From: National Science Foundation
Date: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM
Subject: NSF – CAREER

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
See link below for more details:

From: American Institute of Biological Sciences <>
Date: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Subject: AIBS June 2018 Newsletter

AIBS June 2018 Newsletter is now available online:

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