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Presidential Message: Join or Renew your SMB Membership Special Issue on Mathematical Methods in Medicine... Quantitative Systems Pharmacology 1st Problem Workshop, 18-22 Sep Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology, 17-18 Jul, London Systems Biology of Microbial Infection, 21-22 Sep, Jena PhD position: Cancer Modelling, Grenoble and Swansea PhD position: Mathematical biology, Leeds, UK Postdoc: Mathematical biology, Utah State Postdoc: Multiscale disease transmission modeling, Seattle area Postdoc: Systems Biology of G Protein Signaling, U North Carolina International Call for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students, BCAM Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics, Nottingham, UK Updated NSF funding opportunity SMBnet Reminders
From: Santiago Schnell <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 7:16 PM Subject: Presidential Message: Join or Renew your SMB Membership
As President of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB), I would like to thank you for your support of our Society through your SMB Digest subscription, and I would like to ask you to join or renew your membership to SMB, become involved, and share your expertise. Over the last two years, the SMB has nearly doubled its membership, and has quadruple its endowment for awards. The Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, our official society journal, is receiving a historical record submissions. The SMB elected Board of Directors has created new prizes and grant opportunities for our members. By joining or renewing your SMB membership, you will be eligible for our awards and grant opportunities, you can be involved on our committees, serve in leadership roles, and provide input on the Annual Meeting programming, ensuring we remain a member-driven society.
A vibrant and large community, the SMB can continue to play an important role in furthering research and education at the interface between the mathematical and biological sciences. The Society places emphasis on values intimately connected with the practice of science, such as integrity, cooperation, training, mentorship, and inclusiveness. We know you are passionate about research at the interface between mathematics and biology. The mathematical biology community needs you to stay involved now more than ever.
SMB members enjoy numerous benefits:
- Reduced registration rates to the Annual Meeting; - Eligibility to nominate and receive society Awards; - Eligibility to apply for society grants; - An SMB mentor to support you as you plan and manage your professional development through our mentorship program; - Networking opportunities; - Financial support to organize and travel to meetings; - Help you stay connected to a global community; and - Inform you about innovations in your field ? before everyone else.
When you join or reactivate your SMB membership you will immediately be eligible for the following:
- Free online subscription to Bulletin of Mathematical Biology; - Reduced publication fees for Bulletin of Mathematical Biology; - Reduced rates of subscription to other popular journals; and - A 30% discount on Springer books.
We do not want to lose you as a member! We hope that you will consider joining or renewing your membership now so that we all benefit from your knowledge and passion for mathematical biology.
Santiago Schnell President of the Society for Mathematical Biology
From: Santiago Schnell <email@example.com> Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:58 AM Subject: Special Issue on Mathematical Methods in Medicine...
Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions A entitled Mathematical methods in medicine: neuroscience, cardiology and pathology compiled and edited by José M Amigó and Michael Small.
A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TA 2096 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: Marcus Tindall <email@example.com> Date: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 11:16 AM Subject: Quantitative Systems Pharmacology 1st Problem Workshop, 18-22 Sep
Registration is now open for the 1st UK Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Problem Workshop which will be held at the University of Warwick from 18th to 22nd September 2017. Registration for the meeting is free wth accommodation and subsistence provided for the first 60 full delegates. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details on the meeting and to register please visit http://www.qsp-uk.net/warwick-2017.html
Quantitative Systems Pharmacology QSP is a new emerging area of science. It brings a systems approach to the development of pharmaceuticals, using quantitative approaches such as mathematical modelling and data analysis to integrate subcellular genetic and protein-protein interaction networks with body scale information and clinical data. For pharmaceutical development this means the advantage of traditional pharmacokinetic pharmacodynamic (PKPD) modelling approaches, often used in clinical trial design, to the earlier stages of drug development. To realise its goal the field requires input from many different areas of science including pharmacology, cell and molecular biology, mathematics and statistics.
The meeting will follow the format of Mathematics in Medicine Study Groups whereby problem presenters will present the problems for tackling at the meeting on the first day. The remainder of the meeting will be spent discussing, brainstorming and modelling the problems/question posed.
Please be aware that besides the two problems so far accepted, we are seeking further problems for the meeting. If you are aware of colleagues in industry or academia who may have suitable problems for tackling at the meeting, please do ask them to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Antonis Papachristodoulou <email@example.com> Date: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 10:18 AM Subject: Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology, 17-18 Jul, London
International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology - 17th and 18th July 2017, Royal Academy of Engineering ? Prince Philip House, London, UK
Designing and implementing effective feedback control in living cells has the potential to dramatically change biotechnology and synthetic biology. However, before this potential is realised, a number of theoretical and practical challenges must be addressed, which lie at the interface between control engineering and synthetic biology.
This will be the topic of an International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology, which will be held on the 17th and 18th July 2017 at the Royal Academy of Engineering ? Prince Philip House, London, UK. This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the "next grand challenges" in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them. An exceptional group of speakers, world leaders in synthetic biology and control engineering, will present recent progress, identify challenges and share their vision of where synthetic biology is headed and how the control engineering community can contribute to delivering its promise.
This event is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under projects EP/M002454/1 and EP/M002187/1.
We are currently advertising a joint PhD project between the TIMC-IMAG Lab in Grenoble and Swansea University on "Multiscale Modelling of Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis: Towards Developing Virtual Tumour Models"
From: Carmen Molina-Paris <C.MolinaParis@leeds.ac.uk> Date: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:09 AM Subject: PhD position: Mathematical biology, Leeds, UK
A four year CASE PhD studentship is available in the School of Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, under the supervision of Professors Grant Lythe and Carmen Molina-París.
The project, in partnership with the Defence-science-and-technology-laboratory (Dstl), will involve the development of novel stochastic models of within-host viral infection.
A background (BSc or MSc) in Applied Mathematics, Physics or related subjects is required.
The project will involve a mixture of theoretical, computational and statistical methods and will require research visits to Dstl in Porton Down.
From: Mike Famulare <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 11:08 PM Subject: Postdoc: Multiscale disease transmission modeling, Seattle area
We seek a three year full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work as part of the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) research team and collaborate on the development, refinement, and utilization of infectious disease models for epidemiological research, with a focus on polio eradication.
From: Alan M Jones <email@example.com> Date: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:10 PM Subject: Postdoc: Systems Biology of G Protein Signaling, U North Carolina
The University of North Carolina, Schools of Medicine and Arts and Sciences Heterotrimeric G proteins serve as a signaling nexus in a myriad of normal and diseased cell states. Many extracellular signals (e.g. hormones, peptides, cytokines, lights) are perceived by 7-transmembrane receptors, often referred to as G protein coupled receptors, that stimulate the activation state of the cytoplasmic G protein complex. Interestingly, the majority of non-animal cells (protists, fungi, plants, amoeba and many others) bind GTP without the need for a GPCR. This recent discovery opens up new opportunities to find novel mechanisms that regulate G protein signaling.
This project tightly integrates experimental investigations with mathematical modeling to discover and characterize novel signaling motifs that regulate pathway activity in the glucose sensing system of Arabidopsis. The project is a continuation of a well established collaboration between the labs of Drs. Alan Jones and Tim Elston (Fu, et al 2014 Cell 156:1084-1095). The ideal applicant will have experience with deterministic and stochastic modeling methods, and a willingness to learn the experimental techniques needed to test their mathematical models. Interested individuals should contact Tim Elston (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alan Jones (email@example.com).
From: Miguel A. Benitez <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 9:40 AM Subject: International Call for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Students, BCAM
BCAM, the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics http://www.bcamath.org whose mission is to develop high quality interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of Applied Mathematics, has opened the following positions. Deadline: July 14th, 2017:
All applications must be submitted on-line. We kindly ask you to distribute this call among colleagues and potential candidates. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information: email@example.com
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