SMB Digest Volume 19 Issue 2

SMB DIGEST ISSN 1086-6566
VOLUME 19 ISSUE 2
January 21, 2019
This issue’s editor:

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Issue’s Topics:
MBI: Online Math Biology Colloquium, Michael Jordan, Jan 23
Symposia: Upcoming Virtual Events, Keystone
Conference: Comp. Methods in Genetics, May 4, Washington, DC
Conference: Biology & Medicine Through…, May 15-17, VCU, US
REU: Ecology, Cary Inst, May 20-Aug 9, App. Deadline Jan 25
REU: Math Biol., Multi-Inst, Jun 10-Aug 8, App. Deadline Feb 15
Conference: Annual Meeting, Org Comp Neurosci, Jul 13-17, Spain
Workshop: Threshold Dynamics, Jul 22-24, Important Dates Update
BMB: Volume 81, Issue 1
NIH Update: Policy Changes, Common Rule, Resources for…
Post-doc: Modelling the Dynamics of Malaria Infection in vivo
SMBnet Reminders

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from: Tony Nance <tony@mbi.osu.edu>
date: Jan 15, 2019, 10:07 AM
subject: MBI: Online Math Biology Colloquium, Michael Jordan, Jan 23

MBI Online Mathematical Biology Colloquium
Wednesday January 23, 2019 at Noon Eastern Time

Michael Jordan (Dept of Statistics, UC-Berkeley)

Machine Learning: Dynamical, Economic and Stochastic Perspectives

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 Colloquium
Feb 20 Michael Mackey (Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine,
Physiology, McGill University)

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from: keystonesymposia <keystonesymposia@keystonesymposia.org>
date: Dec 24, 2018, 6:22 PM
subject: Symposia: Upcoming Virtual Events, Keystone

See virtual.keystonesymposia.org/

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: The Emerging Infectious Disease Threat
January 29, 2019 @ 13:30 Hong Kong Time (12:30 AM US ET)

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: From Long-Time Foes to Emerging Threats
February 27, 2019 @ 13:30 Hong Kong Time (12:30 AM US ET)

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from: Simon Gravel <simon.gravel@gmail.com>
date: Jan 15, 2019, 2:33 PM
subject: Conference: Comp. Methods in Genetics, May 4, Washington, DC

The 7th RECOMB Satellite on Computational Methods in Genetics will focus
on current research at the intersection of genetics, computer science,
statistics, and related fields in gathering and analyzing SNP and
haplotype data and applying it to problems in medicine and basic
research. Population genetics allows more refined understanding of the
demographic history of our species, association analysis provides
insights regarding the functional and molecular underpinnings of
diseases and traits, while clinical applications suggest genetics as a
trailblazer into personalized medicine. The complex bioinformatic
questions arising range from inferring more nuanced statistical models
of genetic information to algorithms that overcome the complexity
challenges of analyzing millions of SNPs across millions of individuals,
to systems level challenges of handling such Big Data repositories of
genotypes and phenotypes.

RECOMB-GENETICS 2019 will be held in The George Washington University on
May, 4th 2019.

recombgen.recomb2019.org/

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from: Rebecca Segal <rasegal@vcu.edu>
date: Jan 14, 2019, 10:26 AM
subject: Conference: Biology & Medicine Through…, May 15-17, VCU, US

Conference Announcement: BAMM! Biology and Medicine through Mathematics!
May 15 – May 17, 2019

Registration and Abstract submissions are now open!
siam.vcu.edu/bamm/

This Mathematical Biology conference will be held at Virginia
Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA from Wednesday, May 15 to
Friday, May 17, 2019. The conference will consist of plenary talks,
break-out sessions, and a poster session. We welcome participation from
researchers at all academic levels working in mathematical biology.
NSF funding is pending.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Nina Fefferman, University of Tennessee
Monica Hurdal, Florida State University
Claudia Lerma, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología, Ignacio Chávez
Tim Sauer, George Mason University

Important Dates:
Abstract Submissions Deadline 3/1/2019
Travel Award Deadline 3/1/2019
Registration Deadline 4/15/2019

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from: AIBS <aibs@rasa.io>
date: Jan 9, 2019, 9:25 AM
subject: REU: Ecology, Cary Inst, May 20-Aug 9, App. Deadline Jan 25

Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates
See www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program?MessageRunDetailID=89992520&PostID=3638643.

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from: Tony Nance <tony@mbi.osu.edu>
date: Jan 9, 2019, 8:04 AM
subject: REU: Math Biol., Multi-Inst, Jun 10-Aug 8, App. Deadline Feb 15

2019 MBI Summer Undergraduate Research Program
(June 10 – August 8, 2019)

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) will host a
multi-institution REU program in the mathematical biosciences,
administered by MBI from the campus of The Ohio State University.

REU participants will work on projects in areas such as molecular
evolution, neuronal oscillatory patterning, cancer genetics, epidemics
and vaccination strategies, and animal movement.

The program consists of three parts:
-Mathematical Biosciences Bootcamp (June 10th – 14th, 2019) at MBI
-Mentored Research Experience (June 17th – August 2nd, 2019) at The Ohio
State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis,
or the New Jersey Institute of Technology
-Capstone Conference (August 5th – 8th, 2019) at MBI
See mbi.osu.edu/education/summer-undergraduate-program/ for more
information.

Application Process: To apply to our program, please go to
www.nsfreu.org. The website will ask you to create a user account. When
your account is created, follow the steps provided on the website to
complete the common application. Make sure to select “MBI REU” when
selecting the Sites to which you want to apply. The deadline for
completing the application to our program is February 15th, 2019.

Due to NSF funding restrictions, eligibility for the REU program is
limited to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent
residents.

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from: Sharon Crook <Sharon.Crook@asu.edu>
date: Jan 15, 2019, 9:12 PM
subject: Conference: Annual Meeting, Org Comp Neurosci, Jul 13-17, Spain

CNS*2019 Call for Abstracts
Organization for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS)
28th Annual Meeting
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
July 13-17, 2019

The main meeting begins the evening of Saturday July 13 and runs through
Tuesday July 16. It will be preceded by a day of tutorials (Saturday
July 13) and followed by workshops (Tuesday July 16 mixed with the main
meeting and Wednesday July 17 workshops only).

Invited Keynote Speakers:
Ed Bullmore, University of Cambridge
Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology
Mavi Sanchez-Vives, Universitat de Barcelona
Ila Fiete, University of Texas

Registration and abstract submission are open. Abstract submission
deadline: March 4, 2019.

Note that one of the authors must register as sponsoring author for the
main meeting before abstract submission. In case the abstract is not
accepted for presentation, the registration fee will be refunded.

Travel awards are available for student and postdoc members of OCNS.
Please apply using the checkbox on the abstract submission form and note
that an extended abstract is required when applying for a travel award
or oral presentation format.

Registration:
ocns.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_259444
Abstract Submission: www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-abstract-submission
Workshop proposals also are being accepted at:
www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-call-for-workshops
For up-to-date conference information, please visit:
www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-quick

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from: Stephen Coombes <Stephen.Coombes@nottingham.ac.uk>
date: Jan 8, 2019, 10:49 AM
subject: Workshop: Threshold Dynamics, Jul 22-24, Important Dates Update

Threshold Networks
July 22 – 24, 2019
Nottingham, UK

Important dates

Registration deadline: 1st June 2019
Poster abstract submission deadline: 12th April 2019.
Notification of acceptance: 1st May 2019

The registration fee for the conference is 100.00 GBP.

A “Tutorial Day” (covering key concepts in dynamical systems and network
science) will also take place prior to the meeting (on July 21). Some
financial assistance may be available to assist graduate students who
attend both the training workshop and the conference.

Further details of this meeting and how to register may be found at
www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-sci/maths-sci/threshold-networks/

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from: Springer <springer@alerts.springer.com>
date: Jan 8, 2019, 8:28 PM
reply-to: Springer <onlineservice@springer.com>
subject: BMB: Volume 81, Issue 1

We are pleased to deliver your requested table of contents alert for
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. Volume 81 Number 1 is now available at
link.springer.com/journal/11538/81/1

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from: NIH Extramural Nexus (NIH/OD) <ExtramuralNexus@mail.nih.gov>
date: Jan 9, 2019, 8:14 AM
subject: NIH Update: Policy Changes, Common Rule, Resources for…

NIH Update: Reminder of Policy Changes, Common Rule, Resources for
Rigorous Research
See
list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1901&L=extramuralnexus&F=&S=&P=67.

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from: Miles Davenport <mdavenport@kirby.unsw.edu.au>
date: Jan 9, 2019, 9:58 PM
subject: Post-doc: Modelling the Dynamics of Malaria Infection in vivo

Post-doc: Modelling the dynamics of malaria infection in vivo

The infection Analytics team at UNSW Sydney is seeking a post-doc/
research fellow in mathematical biology, to model infection dynamics in
malaria infection.

The position of Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for
mathematical modelling of experimental data from animal models and human
infection. This will involve developing familiarity with the malaria
literature and underlying biology, biostatistical analysis, and ODE and
stochastic modelling.

The advertisement can be found on the UNSW website:
external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/495979/research-associatepostdoctoral-fellow

Closing date: 24 Feb 2019.

More information on the group’s work can be found at:
www.researchgate.net/profile/Miles_Davenport

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