SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 42

SMB DIGEST ISSN 1086-6566
VOLUME 18 ISSUE 42
October 16, 2018
This issue’s editor:

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Issue’s Topics:
Colloquium: MBI Online Math Biology, Avner Friedman, Oct 17
Seminars: Online Monthly, Center for Reproducible Biomed Mod
Symposia: List of 2019 Keystone Symposia
Workshop: Mathematics of Gun Violence, May 1-3, NIMBioS
Workshop: Transients in Biological Systems, May 29-31, NIMBioS
Newsletter: NIMBioS, Sep-Oct 2018
ToC: Math Biosi & Eng, Vol 15 Iss 6 Dec 2018
PhD Position: Anticipating Cyanobacteria Blooms, Wageningen U
Post-doc: Electrical Cellular Activity, Bioeng Group, U Padua
Faculty Position: Applied Mathematics, Northwestern U
NSF: Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research
NSF: Accelerating Research Through International Collaboration
NSF: Innovation Lab: Learning the Power of Data in Chemistry
SMBnet Reminders

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From: Tony Nance <tony@mbi.osu.edu>
Date: Oct 11, 2018, 8:27 AM
Subject: Colloquium: MBI Online Math Biology, Avner Friedman, Oct 17

MBI Online Mathematical Biology Colloquium
Wednesday October 17, 2018 at Noon Eastern Time

Avner Friedman (Mathematics, Ohio State University)

Using Mathematical Models to Conduct Cancer Clinical Trials

Details of how to participate can be found on the National Colloquium
webpage below.
To view this live event you will need to register on the event page. You
may register at any time mbi.osu.edu/go/n/colloquium

Next Online Colloquia
Nov 14 Gunnar Carlsson The Shape of Biological Data
Dec 12 Mark Lewis Using Mathematics to Understand Animal Movement
Patterns

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From: Yosef Roth <yosefdroth@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 11, 2018, 10:35 AM
Subject: Seminars: Online Monthly, Center for Reproducible Biomed Mod

The Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling would like to invite you
to participate in a monthly online cell modeling seminar beginning
Tuesday November 6th.

Predictive models of cells are needed to understand biology, rationally
design microorganisms, and precisely treat disease. Numerous challenges
must be overcome to develop predictive models of entire cells. This
seminar aims to stimulate discussion about how to overcome these
challenges and foster an interdisciplinary cell modeling community.

Seminar Details
Days: First Tuesday of each month, starting November 6th.
Time: 3 pm EDT.
Location: Online Zoom webinar. Please use this link for all seminars:
washington.zoom.us/j/992899771
Format: 25-min presentation & 35-min Q&A.
Archive: Past seminars will be available at

More information: reproduciblebiomodels.org/seminar.

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From: keystonesymposia <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
Date: Oct 9, 2018, 6:20 PM
Subject: Symposia: List of 2019 Keystone Symposia

For list of 2019 Keystone Symposia, see
www.keystonesymposia.org/index.cfm?e=Web.Meeting.List&tab1

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From: Catherine Crawley <ccrawley@nimbios.org>
Date: Oct 10, 2018, 9:22 AM
Subject: Workshop: Mathematics of Gun Violence, May 1-3, NIMBioS

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
“Mathematics of Gun Violence,” to be held May 1-3, 2019, at NIMBioS.

For information about the workshop and a link to the online application
form, go to www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_gunviolence

Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals,
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

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From: Catherine Crawley <ccrawley@nimbios.org>
Date: Oct 10, 2018, 2:22 PM
Subject: Workshop: Transients in Biological Systems, May 29-31, NIMBioS

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
“Transients in Biological Systems,” to be held May 29-31, 2019, at
NIMBioS.

For information about the workshop and a link to the online application
form, go to www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_transients

Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals,
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

Application deadline: January 30, 2019

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From: NIMBioS <newsletter@nimbios.org>
Date: Oct 11, 2018, 11:42 AM
Subject: Newsletter: NIMBioS, Sep-Oct 2018

For the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
Newsletter, see
myemail.constantcontact.com/Announcements-from-NIMBioS.html?soid=1102610363105&aid=U_DAu6qcl94

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From: zhoucuixin <zhoucuixin@163.com>
Date: Oct 11, 2018, 8:25 AM
Subject: ToC: Math Biosi & Eng, Vol 15 Iss 6 Dec 2018

Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering (MBE)
December 2018, Volume 15, Issue 6
aimsciences.org/journal/1551-0018/2018/15/6

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From: Hengeveld, Geerten <geerten.hengeveld@wur.nl>
Date: Oct 10, 2018, 8:55 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Anticipating Cyanobacteria Blooms, Wageningen U

Within the Chair group Applied Mathematics of Biometris (Wageningen
University) we have a vacancy for a PhD on the subject ‘Anticipating
cyanobacterial blooms’.

This PhD project aims at improving our ability to predict cyanobacterial
blooming, as to allow managers to take appropriate and timely action.

The project is part of a cooperation between Biometris (WUR), NIOO
(KNAW), the water specialized stakeholders Dunea, Rijnland District
Water Control Board (Leiden), Deltares (Delft), and the consultants
Witteveen+Bos and RoyalHaskoningDHV.

In this PhD position you will work on analyzing and extending existing
models for cyanobacterial growth and spread, as well as on the
development of new quantitative methodologies for the detection of and
anticipation on the blooming phenomenon. Key activities are model
analysis, uncertainty propagation, data integration and model
validation. The methodologies should be validated in close collaboration
with the stakeholders and lead to models with enhanced predictive power.

Good communication skills and a keen interest in multidisciplinary
research are clear benefits. The work is expected to lead to a
PhD-thesis. You may also participate in the math teaching duties of the
group.

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From: Morten Gram Pedersen <morten.gram@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 12, 2018, 3:29 AM
Subject: Post-doc: Electrical Cellular Activity, Bioeng Group, U Padua

A two-year postdoc position (“assegno di ricerca”) is available in the
bioengineering group at the University of Padova under the supervision
of Prof. Morten G Pedersen (www.dei.unipd.it/~pedersen/).
The position is funded by an interdisciplinary research project aiming
to develop a novel organic electronics device that can simultaneously
sense and stimulate electrical activity of cultured neurons and other
electrically excitable cells.

We are looking for candidates interested in one or more of the following
research lines:
1) mathematical modelling of electrical activity in neurons and other
cell types, both single-cell electrophysiology and small networks of
communicating cells;
2) signal processing and analysis of electrical recordings from live
cells;
3) wet-lab experiments, in particular willingness to learn and perform
patch-clamp experiments in cells cultured onto the new electronic device
(in collaboration with Prof. Mario Bortolozzi,
www.vimm.it/scientific-board/mario-bortolozzi/).

JOB DETAILS:
Starting date: the fellowship is immediately available.
Salary: ~1500 euro/month (net amount, tax free).
Qualification: A Ph.D., or Masters degree plus at least three years
research experience, is required. Applicants should possess a strong
scientific background in the field of Mathematical modeling,
Bioengineering and/or Biophysics. Other important qualities of the
appointee will be motivation, flexibility and the ability to work and
interact with others.

To apply for this position, send your CV, a brief statement (less than
1 page) describing your past and future research interests and the names
and contact information for one to three references to:
Prof. Morten G Pedersen
pedersen@dei.unipd.it

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From: Hermann Riecke <h-riecke@northwestern.edu>
Date: Oct 13, 2018, 4:27 PM
Subject: Faculty Position: Applied Mathematics, Northwestern U

Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track faculty position in Applied Mathematics to begin in
September 2019 in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied
Mathematics (www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/applied-math/).
Hiring will be focused on the assistant professor level, although
exceptional applicants at all levels will be considered.

Candidates in all fields of applied mathematics, science, and
engineering with a demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact
interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics are encouraged to
apply.

Submit applications electronically at
facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzE2. The application
package should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research
accomplishments and interests, a statement of teaching experience and
philosophy, and 3-4 selected publications. In addition, the applicant
should arrange for at least three, but no more than four letters of
recommendation. Recommendation letters will be automatically solicited
from the letter writers by email after their names are entered in the
online application system.

Questions may be sent to esam-facultysearch@northwestern.edu
(Subject line: 2019 Faculty Search).

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue
until the position is filled.

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From: Henry Warchall <hwarchal@nsf.gov>
Date: Oct 9, 2018, 10:09 AM
Reply-to: dmsnews <DMSNEWS@listserv.nsf.gov>
Subject: NSF: Generalizable Data Science Methods for Biomedical Research

A new NSF program solicitation (NSF 19-500) is now available:
Joint DMS/NLM Initiative on Generalizable Data Science Methods for
Biomedical Research

Please see www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505604
for details.

Full Proposal Window: January 2, 2019 – January 16, 2019

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From: Whang, Kenneth C. <kwhang@nsf.gov>
Date: Oct 11, 2018, 9:06 AM
Reply-to: Hemingway, Claire A <CHEMINGW@nsf.gov>
Reply-to: Chowdhury, Fahmida N <fchowdhu@nsf.gov>
Subject: NSF: Accelerating Research Through International Collaboration

National Science Foundation Announces New Opportunity, Accelerating
Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations
(AccelNet)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new agency-wide
solicitation titled, Accelerating Research through International
Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet 19-501
www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19501).
The program supports linkages among U.S. research networks and
complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and
educational resources to tackle grand scientific challenges that require
significant coordinated international efforts. The goals of the AccelNet
program are to accelerate scientific discoveries and prepare the next
generation of U.S. researchers for international collaborations.

The solicitation invites proposals aligned with either an NSF Big Idea
or a community-identified challenge with international dimensions in any
field of science or engineering supported by NSF. The AccelNet program
is intended to create international networks of networks, with awards to
support the connections among research networks.

Due Date: Letters of Intent (required) are due December 21, 2018, with
full proposals due February 28, 2019.

AccelNet Solicitation, Recorded Webinar and Additional Background are
available at:
www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505584&org=OISE&from=home

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From: Henry Warchall <hwarchal@nsf.gov>
Date: Oct 11, 2018, 5:19 PM
Reply-to: dmsnews <DMSNEWS@listserv.nsf.gov>
Subject: NSF: Innovation Lab: Learning the Power of Data in Chemistry

Mathematical scientists are invited to apply to participate in the
NSF CHE/DMS Innovation Lab: Learning the Power of Data in Chemistry

Please see hub.ki/groups/datainspiredchemistry for details.

Important dates:
Online webinar to introduce and discuss the Innovation Lab: October 18,
2018 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Deadline for Innovation Lab Applications: October 26, 2018, 8 PM Eastern
Time

From the Innovation Lab announcement:
A host of new opportunities for chemists and data scientists is
envisioned for data science and chemistry to interchange ideas, develop
new methods, and address long-standing problems. Chemistry has always
been a data-driven science, but recent advances in chemical analysis,
synthesis, and modeling are providing a deluge of new data that are
multimodal, multi-scale, and heterogeneous. Effective collection,
analysis, and interpretation of this data has the potential to catalyze
new directions and provide transformative solutions to some of the
greatest challenges of the 21st century. In this Innovation Lab, 20
chemists and 20 data science researchers will meet face to face, learn
to speak each other’s languages, and begin collaborative projects on
site. A mini-bootcamp will be organized to provide a training ground for
participants to familiarize them with chemical and data-science
challenges and approaches.

The Innovation Lab aims to form a strong foundation for continued
interdisciplinary research at the interface between data science and
chemical sciences. Data science participants are not expected to have
prior knowledge or experience with chemistry data.

The Innovation Lab will be held in Airlie House (airlie.com/),
just outside of Washington, DC, from December 17th through the 21st.
Travel expenses for participants will be covered.

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