VOLUME 18 ISSUE 29
July 18, 2018
- Richard Schugart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information about the Society for Mathematical Biology may be found in
the SMB Home Page, www.smb.org/.
Access the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (BMB), the official journal
of SMB, at www.springer.com/11538.
Inquiries about membership or BMB fulfillment should be sent to
Follow SMB Digest on Twitter @SMBDigest
Short Course: R Programming, 27 Jul, UT Sydney, Australia
Webinar: Type 2 Diabetes, Research & Policy, Aug 7, 2:30-4
Conference: Undergraduate Capstone, Aug 6-9, Ohio State U
Tutorials: Part of NETTAB 2018 Workshop, Oct 22-24, Italy
ToC: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol 80 Iss 8
ToC: Items of Interest from CS & Information System
IBA: New Undergraduate Research Grants
PhD Program: Disease Modelling, PharMetrX, Germany
Post-doc: Models for Actomyosin Dynamics, U Queensland
Tenure-Track: Modeling Infectious Disease…,Math/Stats, York U
Modeling Positions: 1 PhD/Post-doc, 1 Higher Level, Pfizer
From: Colin Wise <Colin.Wise@uts.edu.au>
Date: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:57 PM
Subject: Short Course: R Programming, 27 Jul, UT Sydney, Australia
AAi Short Course – ‘R Programming – Stage 1 (Introduction)’ – Friday
27 July 2018
R Programming – Stage 1 (Introduction) is the basic R Programming one
(1) day short course for beginners and or those seeking refreshment in R
Future short courses on Data Analytics and Big Data may be viewed at
Registration for the – R Programming – Stage 1 (Introduction)’ – Friday
27 July 2018
Education and Training Short Courses Survey – you may be interested in
completing our AAI Survey at
From: keystonesymposia <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 6:09 PM
Subject: Webinar: Type 2 Diabetes, Research & Policy, Aug 7, 2:30-4
Webcast with Live Q&A
Please join us for our free August 7 virtual webcast on Health
Disparities: Type 2 Diabetes, Research and Policy co-organized with the
Keystone Policy Center.
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 4:00 ET
Brad Sperber, Keystone Policy Center
Felicia Hill-Briggs, ABPP, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sacoby Wilson, MS, PhD, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental
Alina Baciu, MPH, PhD, National Academy of Sciences
Roland J. Thorpe, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Register for Event:
Event website: bit.ly/VKSdisparitiesT2D or virtual.keystonesymposia.org
Event hashtag: #VKSdisparitiesT2D
From: Tony Nance <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Conference: Undergraduate Capstone, Aug 6-9, Ohio State U
Applications submitted by July 27, 2018 will receive full consideration.
(This is a date change from an earlier announcement.)
For further conference information, see
From: Romano Paolo <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:02 AM
Subject: Tutorials: Part of NETTAB 2018 Workshop, Oct 22-24, Italy
NETTAB 2018 Workshop
Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment
October 22-24, 2018, Genoa, Italy.
Please find here below the list of tutorials that will be given at the
NETTAB 2018 Workshop on “Building a FAIR Bioinformatics environment”.
List of tutorials
Tutorial 1, Monday October 22, 2018, morning (09:00 – 12:30)
Bioschemas, a lightway approach to enable FAIRer data resources
Speakers: Leyla Jael Garcia Castro, Ricardo Arcila, Rafael Jimenez,
Victoria Dominguez del Angel
Registration fee: 10.00 euros
Tutorial organized in collaboration with ELIXIR.
Tutorial 2, Wednesday October 24, afternoon (14:30 – 19:00)
The ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard – how to guide life science
researchers towards FAIR data management
Speakers: Rob Hooft, Vojtěch Knaisl, Jan Slifka
Registration fee: 10.00 euros
Workshop/hackhathon organized by ELIXIR-NL and ELIXIR-CZ.
Registration for one or both tutorials can be done through the workshop
registration form that will be available on-line soon.
I take this occasion to remind you of the following deadlines:
Submission of abstracts for posters: September 16, 2018
Early registration: September 28, 2018
From: Springer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 9:20 AM
Subject: ToC: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol 80 Iss 8
For the Volume 80, Issue 8 August 2018 edition of the Bulletin of
Mathematical Biology, see link.springer.com/journal/11538/80/8/
Items of Interest from Computer Science and Information System (ComSIS),
Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2018
Solving the DNA Fragment Assembly Problem with a Parallel Discrete
Firefly Algorithm implemented on GPU
Pablo Javier Vidal and Ana Carolina Olivera
CpG Islands’ Clustering Uncovers Early Development Genes in the Human
Vladimir N. Babenko, Anton G. Bogomolov, Roman O. Babenko,
Elvira R. Galieva and Yuriy L. Orlov
ANNOUNCING A NEW INITIATIVE BY THE INTERCOLLEGIATE BIOMATHEMATICS ALLIANCE
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS-Project BEAM.
The IBA is launching a new Undergraduate Research Grant program, called
Project BEAM (Biomathematics Education with Applications and Methods).
Project BEAM will provide funds to cultivate undergraduate research at
member institutions. There are two funding tracks:
Track I: Home institution matching required:
Faculty member is eligible up to $1,000, matching any institutional
funding. Students are eligible up to a total of $1,500, matching any
institutional funding for students. Up to $300 additional funding
towards publication fees will be awarded if the work is published in
Spora or Letters in Biomathematics.
Track II: No home institution matching required:
Faculty member is eligible for $400 research support funding or stipend.
Students are eligible up to a total of $1,000 stipend. Up to $100
additional funding will be awarded towards publication fees if the work
is published in Spora or Letters in Biomathematics.
Applications will be accepted for three grant periods, for Fall, Spring,
and Summer sessions.
For more information, visit www.biomathalliance.org
The IBA is proud to support and sponsor:
BEAM: Biomathematics Education with Applications and Methods Grant,
BEER: Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research Symposium,
CURE: Cross-institutional Undergraduate Workshop Experience Workshop,
OUR-BEST: Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Biomathematics
Education, Scholarship, and Teaching Prize,
IBA-GCP: IBA Graduate Certificate Program
TLIB: The Letters in Biomathematics Journal
SPORA: Undergraduate Biomathematics Research Journal
From: Cornelia Böhnstedt <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 9:32 AM
Subject: PhD Program: Disease Modelling, PharMetrX, Germany
Call for applications within the interdisciplinary PhD program PharMetrX
The Graduate Research Training Program PharMetrX: Pharmacometrics &
Computational Disease Modelling is an interdisciplinary PhD program
bridging pharmacy and mathematics. It aims at understanding the
drug-patient-disease interaction by analysing data of drug
concentration, effect and disease profiles of pre-clinical/clinical
trials and of therapeutic care.
We are currently inviting applications to start the PharMetrX Research+
Program or the PharMetrX Training+ Program.
The PharMetrX Research+ Program (Research + Training + Network)
comprises an excellent research environment in the vibrant Berlin/
Potsdam area, fascinating and innovative research projects in a highly
relevant field, truly transdisciplinary supervision, an individual
mentorship from one of the industry partners, a specifically tailored
training program of compact modules, a network of peers and a highly
competitive 3.5 years fellowship.
The PharMetrX Training+ Program (Training + Network) offers a
specifically tailored training program of compact modules that convey
the foundations in pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics, systems biology,
statistics etc. as well as a network of peers. It is open for PhD students
who have already started their PhD in the field of pharmacometrics or
will do so soon.
Both programs are open to candidates with a university degree in
pharmacy, mathematics/ statistics, bioinformatics, life sciences or
medicine. See www.PharMetrX.de for further details.
Deadline for applications: September 15th, 2018.
PharMetrX is a joint program of Freie Universität Berlin and the
Universität Potsdam, supported by a consortium of global research-driven
From: Dietmar Oelz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 8:16 PM
Subject: Post-doc: Models for Actomyosin Dynamics, U Queensland
We are recruiting a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work on an
Australian Research Council funded project that will involve the
development, derivation and simulation of particle-based and continuum
models for actomyosin dynamics. It is our goal to investigate
contractility and pattern formation in the cell cortex.
The project (CI: Dietmar Oelz, UQ,
people.smp.uq.edu.au/DietmarOelz/) will involve collaboration
with Alex Mogilner (NYU-Courant Institute). The applicant will have a
good background in Applied Mathematics, and a strong interest in Biology
and Cell Biology. The postdoctoral fellow will be hosted at the
University of Queensland (UQ, Brisbane, Australia).
Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of Mathematics/Physics/
Engineering with a specialisation in Applied Mathematics and evidence of
contribution to research, including publication of research in
peer-reviewed journals. Expert knowledge in the area of Mathematical
Biology is desirable.
All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover-letter, Resume
and Selection Criteria responses.
For information on completing the application (for job number 504714)
please refer to
From: Jane yorku <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:09 PM
Subject: Tenure-Track: Modeling Infectious Disease…,Math/Stats, York U
Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty appointment in
Modelling Infectious Disease Data and Decision Making at the Assistant
Professor level in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York
University to commence July 1, 2019, or thereafter.
Applications must be received by October 15, 2018. Only applications
received through the AMS MathJobs website, www.mathjobs.org, will be
considered. Applicants will be asked to provide three signed letters of
reference, a statement on teaching, a statement on research and a
covering letter. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by
downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:
acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Once this form has been signed it can be
uploaded to MathJobs.
More information about the position can be found at
From: Kapitanov, Georgi <Georgi.Kapitanov@pfizer.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:13 AM
Subject: Modeling Positions: 1 PhD/Post-doc, 1 Higher Level, Pfizer
Two positions are open in the Biomedicines Design Preclinical Modeling
and Simulation team.
The first is appropriate for recent PhDs and postdocs:
The second is more appropriate for experienced researchers, equivalent
to tenure track/tenured positions in academia:
Subject: SMBnet Reminders
To subscribe to the SMB Digest please point your browser at
and complete the subscription information. Alternatively, if you prefer
to simply receive notice when the next issue is available, send mail to
LISTSERV@listserv.biu.ac.il with “subscribe SMBnet Your Name”
in the body of the mail (omit the quotes and include your name).
After you subscribe, you will receive a greeting with additional
Submissions to appear in the SMB Digest may be sent to
Items of interest to the mathematical biology community may be submitted
for inclusion in the SMBnet archive. See instructions at: