SMB Digest Volume 18 Issue 5

January 31, 2018
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Issue’s Topics:
SMB 2018: Abstract Submission Opens & Landahl Travel Grant
School: Memory Phenomena, Jun 25-Jul 3, Trieste, Italy
Summer School: Math. of Multiscale Biology, 2-6 Jul, London
Course: Computational Neuroscience, Application Deadline Feb 3
Conference: MPDEE-18, Registration Deadline Extension to Feb 10
PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, U Glasgow
PhD Positions: Computational Systems Biology, Hong Kong U
Post-doc: Network Dynamics in Biology, Montana State U
Grant: Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Quantitative & Statistical…
SMBnet Reminders


From: Nick Cogan <>
Date: Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:19 PM
Subject: SMB 2018: Abstract Submission Opens & Landahl Travel Grant

Abstract submission for contributed talks and poster has now opened.

Also, we are especially encouraging junior faculty and faculty at four
year colleges to apply for funding. The deadline for applications is
March 26th and the announcements of awards will happen soon after.

Information can be found at
and you are welcome to email me directly if you have
any questions; however all applications need to be submitted online.


From: Alessandro Treves <>
Date: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 11:15 PM
Subject: School: Memory Phenomena, Jun 25-Jul 3, Trieste, Italy

TEX2018, the Cognitive Neuroscience summer activity at SISSA, Trieste
will host this year “Under the Surface of Memory Phenomena”, a school organized by the M-GATE Innovative
Training Network (, open to other participants,
from June 25 to July 3 2018.

Apply now for 10-night accommodation, at cost (340 Euro), or register
for self-organized participation (within space constraints), and join
us also for the in-set symposium Remembering Daniel Amit, and Beyond!

Deadline for applications April 2. Clever inquiries from


From: Etienne Farcot <>
Date: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 8:36 AM
Subject: Summer School: Math. of Multiscale Biology, 2-6 Jul, London

LMS Research School in Nottingham, 2-6 July 2018: “The mathematics of
multiscale biology”.

The Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology
( is organising a Research School,
funded by the LMS (, at the University of
Nottingham, 2-6 July 2018.

On the theme “the mathematics of multiscale biology”, this school is
open to all PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with a
mathematical background and an interest in this actively evolving field.

More details here:

Apply at by 9 April 2018.
A reference is also required at


From: Erik De Schutter <>
Date: Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 12:35 AM
Subject: Course: Computational Neuroscience, Application Deadline Feb 3

Methods, Neurons, Networks and Behaviors
June 25 to July 12, 2018
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan

Application Deadline: February 3

For additional information, see


From: Petrovskiy, Sergei (Prof.) <>
Date: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:20 PM
Subject: Conference: MPDEE-18, Registration Deadline Extension to Feb 10

Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution – MPDEE-18
Leicester, UK, April 9-13, 2018

For all details, please visit the conference web site at

Registration Deadline has been extended to February 10

For more information, see


From: Colin Torney <>
Date: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:06 AM
Subject: PhD Position: Mathematical Biology, U Glasgow

School of Mathematics and Statistics – Collective Decision Making in
Atlantic Salmon
Supervisors: Dr Colin Torney, Dr Shaun Killen, Prof. Colin Adams

A PhD position is available on mathematical modelling of the collective
movement patterns of Atlantic Salmon.
Further details are available here:
Deadline for applications is the 16th February 2018.


From: Pan-Jun Kim <>
Date: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 6:44 PM
Subject: PhD Positions: Computational Systems Biology, Hong Kong U

PhD Positions: Computational & Systems Biology, Hong Kong Baptist
Supervisor: Dr. Pan-Jun Kim (Assistant Professor), Department of Biology

The new research group led by Dr. Pan-Jun Kim at Hong Kong Baptist
University invites applications for PhD positions (research postgraduate
students) in the area of computational & systems biology. Hong Kong
Baptist University is a public institution funded by the Hong Kong SAR
Government, promoting academic excellence and innovation.

Pan-Jun Kim’s group is undertaking cutting-edge research with predictive
computational modeling and large-scale data analysis, which will lead to
breakthroughs in our understanding of collective dynamics of biological
systems. Indeed, we live in an exciting era for life science. Recent
experimental technologies have generated enormous amount of biological
data at various scales. Computational methodologies developed in
mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering enable modeling
and analyses of complex biological processes. In our research group, the
specific areas of interest include global microbial ecosystems inside
human body and their medical implications, and various metabolic,
regulatory, and signaling networks inside/between cells and their
emergent functional outcomes. More information can be found from

We welcome applicants from every discipline. The candidates should be
highly motivated, mathematically talented, cooperative, and responsible.
The candidates are expected to have some computer programing experience
(e.g., Python, C, or C++), and good communication skills in English.
Prior research experience would be a plus.

If interested, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae
(including academic qualifications, awards, research experience, and
publications), and copies of transcripts to Dr. Pan-Jun Kim at
extutor (at) gmail (dot) com.


From: Tomas Gedeon <>
Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:08 PM
Subject: Post-doc: Network Dynamics in Biology, Montana State U

We seek a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the research group
of Prof. Gedeon at Montana State University working on new approaches to
modeling the dynamics of networks in biology. We are closely
collaborating with the research group of Prof. Mischaikow (Rutgers
University), Prof. Harer (Duke, Mathematics) and Prof. Haase (Duke,

Our approach characterizes the coarse dynamics of a network across all
of parameter space, allowing us to reject models that do not exhibit the
observed dynamics of the experimental system, and to suggest potential
regulatory networks that can be verified or discarded via further
biological experimentation. Our current projects include work on malaria
and check point regulation in cancer.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in dynamical
systems, very good computational skills (Matlab, Python, C++) and
interest in working on cutting edge problems in the intersection of
mathematics and cell biology.

The position is for one year with a possibility of extension for
3 years. If interested, please send 3 letters of recommendation and CV
to Tomas Gedeon


From: Santiago Schnell <>
Date: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 11:33 AM
Subject: Grant: Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Quantitative & Statistical…

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announces a one-time award program providing
support for faculty time spent on developing improved approaches to
training graduate students for a more quantitative and
statistically-informed approach to thinking and a more model-driven
approach to doing research in the biomedical and related life sciences.
Up to four grants of $150,000 will support faculty effort and relevant
administrative support for up to two years of work on curricular
development, and/or pulling together elements from multiple departments,
and/or course and workshop development, as well as other efforts focused
on building or substantially restructuring didactic elements of graduate
training. We hope to seed development of Ph.D.s who will be more
quantitative, more formally prepared in experimental design, and more
able to think with and from models and statistics.

Eligibility: Applications are being accepted from an invited group of
participants. An invited institution, including all of its hospitals,
centers, and associated institutes may only participate in ONE
application to this program.

Proposal deadline: April 25, 2018 (2:00 pm EST).

For more information, please visit:


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