The Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) annual conference is one of the main opportunities for mathematical biologists to meet up in the local region to share their research and exchange novel ideas. This year’s ANZIAM meeting (3-7 February 2019) was held in Nelson, a beautiful town on the South Island of New Zealand. Read more here.
2. Royal Society bilateral international meeting 2019
Bilateral international meetings are multidisciplinary meetings, designed to bring together early career scientists and senior scientists in an environment which encourages informal networking and discussion, and to explore opportunities for international and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The two nations from whose institutions participants at this BIM were drawn were the UK and France. At a time when the UK’s relationship with the European Union is becoming ever-more strained, such an bridge-building international meeting is of vital importance to reaffirm our common goals and to reinforce the our conviction that science should be without borders. This BIM aimed to provide established scientists in the fields of supercomputing in the physical sciences and biomathematics the opportunity to meet and liaise with their peers. Read more here.
SMB has seven subgroups, details and contact information can be found here. In this issue of the newsletter, two of the subgroups provide an update on their activities.
- Developmental Biology Subgroup
The Subgroup on Developmental Biology brings together researchers who are interested in understanding developmental biology phenomena using quantitative approaches. Developmental biology has long proven a fertile ground for mathematical modelling and, with recent advances in microscopy, image analysis, and fluorescent reporter methods, it is becoming an increasingly quantitative discipline. We are now able to constrain mathematical models of developmental processes, for example through parameter estimation, increasing the potential of such models to be used in a predictive way. The objective of this Subgroup is to accelerate these efforts, by supporting and advancing the use of mathematical modelling as part of the ‘toolkit’ of developmental biology. Read more here.
If you are interested in joining and receiving updates from the developmental biology subgroup, we encourage you to join our mailing lists, by emailing the group’s secretary Alex Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Immunobiology and Infection Subgroup
The Immunobiology and Infection Subgroup brings together researchers in the SMB community who are interested in the modeling and analysis of immune processes in human disease and of host-pathogen interactions. Our objectives include within-host infectious diseases, host immune responses, causes and effects of inflammation, disease progression and outcome, integration of experimental and clinical data into models, and model-driven experimental design. Read more here.
If you are interested in joining the Immunobiology and Infection subgroup, log in to your SMB Member Profile, click to edit your profile and then select the check box next to this subgroup.