Subgroups

As the Society for mathematical Biology continues to grow, the Society’s subgroups allow members to meet and interact within more focused areas in smaller groups at the annual meeting. Subgroups hold scientific symposia and business meetings each year at the Annual Meeting. Membership to the Society’s subgroups is open to all members. New subgroups may be formed by petition to the Board of Directors at any time. The Society’s subgroups will receive support to partially sponsor speakers’ participation in the subgroup symposia at the Annual Meeting.

Upon petition by at least 30 regular members, the Board of Directors may form a Group of members charged with the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of a specific area of mathematical biology within the Society. Accompanying the petition shall be the bylaws of the proposed Group.

The senior officer of the Group shall be elected by the members constituting the Group and will be known as the Group Chair. This chair shall report the activities and needs of the Group to the Board of Directors. On a yearly basis, the Board of Directors will consider termination of any group not maintaining 30 regular members or not presenting a scientific program at the Annual Meeting.

Current Subgroups

Chairs: Ruth E. Baker and Alexander Fletcher
The Education Subgroup of SMB is comprised of members who desire to improve the teaching and mentoring of future scientists, and in particular undergraduate and graduate mathematical and computational biology researchers. As new research frontiers emerge, our members seek to understand the best practices to help future researchers of biological questions be successful in this space. Content areas include, but are not limited to the teaching and learning of modeling, computing, data science, and quantitative reasoning. Challenge spaces include, but are not limited to designing learning experiences across disciplines, defining and assessing outcomes for new interdisciplinary and technological spaces, integrating data with mathematical modeling, educational outreach initiatives, and providing an inclusive and diverse environment for learning and for the profession.   Chair/Contact: Carrie Diaz Eaton, ceaton@unity.edu   2017 Annual Meeting Minisymposia: http://www.math.utah.edu/~smb2017/MS25.html
The Immunobiology and Infection Subgroup brings together researchers who are interested in the modeling and analysis of immune processes in human disease and of host-pathogen interactions. Our members study various topics, including within-host infectious disease dynamics, 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. Chairs/Contacts: Amber Smith, amber.smith@uthsc.edu; Judy Day, judyday@utk.edu Twitter handle: @smb_imin 2017 Annual Meeting Minisymposia: http://www.math.utah.edu/~smb2017/MS18.html
Chairs: David J.D. Earn, Jonathan Dushoff
Chairs: Horacio G. Rotstein and Stephen Coombes
Chairs: R. Stephen Cantrell, James Watmough

 

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