SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 34

SMB DIGEST ISSN 1086-6566 
August 23, 2018
This issue’s editor:
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Issue’s Topics:

SMB – BMB Vol. 80, Issue 9 – New Issue Alert
Conf: Image-based Sys. Bio. Symp., Sept. 6-7, Jena, Germany
Conf: Stochasticity & Control of Adaptive …, Oct. 28-31, Paris, France
CfA: Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling, Dec. 3-5, NIMBioS
Two Summer Schools on Math Bio., Jan. 14 & 21, São Paulo, Brazil
Keystone Symposia Virtual Events
PhD: Modeling Infectious Diseases, Frankfurt, Germany
Postdoc: The Michigan Life Sciences Postdoc. Fellows Program, USA
Faculty: Position in Math Bio., UPenn, PA, USA
Faculty: Assistant Prof. of Biology, Lafayette College, PA, USA
AIBS August 2018 Newsletter
New NSF funding opportunity
SMBnet Reminders

From: Springer <>
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:37 AM
Subject: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 80, Issue 9 – New Issue Alert

Table of contents for Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. Volume 80
Number 9 is now available online.

From: C-M Svensson <>
Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 4:26 AM
Subject: Image-based Sys. Bio. Symp., Sept. 6-7, Jena, Germany

The registration is still open for 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 includes:
For more information, please, have a look at our website:

This year, IbSB 2018 will be preceded by the annual InfectoOptics
conference Life meets Light, More information can be found here:

From: Michal Or-Guil <>
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 5:34 AM
Subject: Conf: Stochasticity & Control of Adaptive…, Oct. 28-31, Paris, France

The 2nd International Meeting on Stochasticity and Control of Adaptive
Immune Repertoires will take place in Paris between the 28th and 31st
of October. Details, including the speaker list, venue, and
registration links can be found here:

From: Catherine Crawley <>
Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Subject: CfA: Spatial Data – Ecological Niche Modeling, Dec. 3-5, NIMBioS

Back by popular demand! The National Institute for Mathematical and
Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its
Tutorial, “Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling,”
to be held December 3-5, 2018, at NIMBioS. The tutorial was previously
held in May 2018.

For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online
application form, go to

Participation in NIMBioS tutorials is by application only. Individuals
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and
successful applicants will be notified within several weeks after the
application deadline. Lodging, breakfast, and lunch will be provided
for tutorial attendees.

Application deadline: September 18, 2018

From: Jandira Ferreira de Oliveira <>
Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 12:44 PM
Subject: Two Summer Schools on Math Bio., Jan. 14 & 21, São Paulo, Brazil

(1) VIII ICTP-SAIFR Southern-Summer School on Mathematical Biology to
be held at IFT-UNESP/São Paulo/Brazil in January 2019. For more

(2) Joint ICTP-SAIFR/ICTP-Trieste School on Mathematical Models of Evolution
More information:

The application deadline for both activities is November 4, 2018.

From: <>
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Keystone Symposia Virtual Events

Drug Discovery Virtual Events
We’re pleased to announce two free virtual events of interest to the
drug discovery community.

Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium
Keystone Symposia was pleased to partner with the Stanford
Cardiovascular Institute recently to produce a video archive of
content from the Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium, held April 23-24,
2018 at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center at Stanford University.

Nineteen videos of talks and panel discussions are available to view
featuring leaders including Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck; Janet Woodcock,
Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA;
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Stanford University; and Sanford
Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup. Special thanks to Joseph Wu,
the lead organizer of this dynamic event and a member of Keystone
Symposia’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Learn more at

A Discussion with Chris Lipinski and Barry Bunin: Going Beyond the Rule of 5
Our colleagues at Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) are offering
another free virtual event in September. Lipinski’s Rule of 5 has
become the established benchmark by which almost all drug discovery
analyses are now compared. This promises to be a lively conversation;
it will explore new technologies to better assess the quality of
screening data and will include questions from the audience.

Time and Date: September 13, 2018 @ noon ET.
Learn more at

From: Esteban Vargas <>
Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 3:13 AM
Subject: PhD: Modeling Infectious Diseases, Frankfurt, Germany

PhD Position in Computational Biology

The group of Systems Medicine ( at the
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for a
full-time PhD position in Computational biology. The successful
candidate will receive a scholarship for 3 years.

Major duties: (1) Develop mathematical models describing diseases
using deterministic models, stochastic models, and compartmental
models, (2) Analyze clinical and experimental data from collaborators
using machine learning and bioinformatics approaches, (3)Develop novel
algorithms to treat diseases,and (4) Publish research findings in
scientific journals and present them at major scientific meetings.

Qualifications: A bachelor/MSc degree in a quantitatively-oriented
field, such as engineering, computer science or applied mathematics.
Excellent command of English. Knowledge in analytical and quantitative
methods. Experience in MATLAB, Python or R, and LaTex. Knowledge of
immunology is a plus.

Please send questions or your application with a motivation letter,
outlining your interest in a PhD position, along with your curriculum
vitae which should include the names and contact details of three
referees, to

Positions are open until filled. The planned start date is in January
2019 but can be negotiated.

From: Santiago Schnell <>
Date: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 4:52 PM
Subject: The Michigan Life Sciences Postdoc. Fellows Program

Applications are now open for the University of Michigan Life Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellows Program. The program is seeking early-career
researchers of exceptional promise in the biological sciences — all
major subfields are of interest. Applicants must be less than six
months post-degree (Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.) at the time of application, or
graduate students in the final year of their doctoral degree. Degree
confirmation must to be provided prior to the start of the fellowship.

The program will support fellows with training skills in a broad set
of skills necessary for a successful career in research, including
scientific writing, oral presentation, grant writing, lab management
and applying for jobs.

International students are welcome to apply. Although this program is
open to all, women, first-generation college students, and minorities
underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Finalists will be invited to present their work at the University of
Michigan on November 26 and 27, 2018, with travel expenses paid by the
program. For more information, please visit:

From: Dennis, Leah L<>
Date: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Faculty Position in Math Bio., UPenn, PA, USA

The Departments of Mathematics and Biology invite applications at the
level of Associate or Full Professor for the Calabi-Simons Chair in
Mathematics and Biology. This is a permanent endowed chair for which
we are seeking an exceptional mathematical biologist or a
mathematician with strong biological interests. The chair-holder will
help build excellence in this field at Penn and provide leadership in
enhancing interactions between the Mathematics and Biology
departments. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and
graduate courses in Mathematics and Biology and conducting research in
the field. The Simons Foundation provides generous programmatic funds,
which could support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well
as seminars and conferences. Applications should be submitted online
through and include the following items: a cover letter,
a vision statement on building a program in mathematics+biology,
curriculum vitae, research statement, and a publication list. Review
of applications will begin on October 15, 2018, and will continue
until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the position will
start July 1, 2019.

The Departments of Mathematics and Biology are strongly committed to
Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to
creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: ). The
University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals
with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Please
address any questions to:

From: Shermyne Pueblos <>
Date: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Assistant Prof. of Biology, Lafayette College, PA, USA

The Biology Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a
tenure-track assistant professor of biology starting in the academic
year 2019-2020. We seek candidates with expertise in the intersection
of biology and mathematics, with an enthusiasm for undergraduate
teaching, a commitment to creative instruction in a variety of
settings, and the ability to meaningfully involve students in
scholarly research in an undergraduate college environment. Teaching
responsibilities will include quantitative biology, biostatistics, an
advanced course in the applicant’s area of interest, and contribution
to the Common Course of Study. The department is especially interested
in applicants with broad and diverse experiences, training, and
scholarly interests who can contribute to enriching diversity in the
curriculum and enhance the vibrant learning community at Lafayette

More information about the department is available at

From: American Institute of Biological Sciences <>
Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 1:33 PM
Subject: AIBS August 2018 Newsletter

American Institute of Biological Sciences:
The AIBS August 2018 Newsletter issue is now available:

From: Henry Warchall <>
Date: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM
Subject: New NSF funding opportunity

New NSF funding opportunity: Foundations of Emerging Technologies
(FET) within the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations

Please see:

For an announcement of the new program, and see

Full Proposal Window:
MEDIUM projects: September 24, 2018 – October 2, 2018
SMALL projects: November 1, 2018 – November 15, 2018


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