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    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 31 Mar 2020

    Carry out your own PhD project! – in Systems Biology – supervised by Prof. Jens Timmer

    Closing Date:   31-03-20

    Institution:   Hector Fellow Academy

    Main text:

    The Hector Fellow Academy offers you the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision Prof. Jens Timmer. He is one of the Hector Fellows, a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany working in STEM-subjects, medicine, and psychology.

    He is one of the leading scientists in the field of systems biology where he uses physics-inspired data-based mathematical models to understand cell biological processes. His approach contributed to understand signaling pathways which contribute to the development of cancer.

    Your profile

    You are enthusiastic about developing and investigating an innovative research idea within the discipline of Prof. Timmer? You have a master’s degree in a scientific or engineering subject with excellent grades? You stand out from your peers due to your strong commitment and independent work? You are team oriented and communicative? You are willing to change your place of residence to Freiburg? 

    Our offer

    Our PhD students are employed as full-time research assistants at the University of Freiburg for a period of three years. The salary is determined by the institute’s guidelines (according to the general pay scale of German universities approx. 47,000 EUR gross income per year). In addition, Hector Fellow PhD students receive grants for research expenses (15,000 EUR per year) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and relevant soft skills by participating in selected training activities.

    Your application

    Apply with your innovative, high-quality research idea via our Application Portal.

    Current application period: January 15th  ̶  March 31st, 2020

    Further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy is available on www.hector-fellow-academy.de.

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020

    The International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology
    is offering up to 10 PhD positions and fellowships.
    The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas
    of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck
    Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Helmholtz Center
    for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR). The school offers an internationally
    competitive research environment with state of the art facilities. The participating
    groups are working on a broad variety of scientific topics including molecular,
    behavioral, theoretical and organismal approaches.

    The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD
    project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the
    graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program.

    To obtain further information about our PhD program and application details,
    please visit our website at http://www.evolbio.mpg.de/imprs.

    Note that only online applications via the link on our homepage are being processed.
    Please do not send any other type of application by regular mail or email as they will
    be rejected.

    Well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are welcome to
    apply. A Master of Science degree or a Diploma as well as a strong interest in
    Evolutionary Biology and flexibility in the research project are prerequisites for
    entering the program. We are looking forward to your online application for a PhD
    project in the beautiful landscape of Northern Germany.

    The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.
    The personal interviews will be held from June 22– 25 and
    the program itself starts on September 21, 2020.

    Contact: Dr. Kerstin Mehnert,
    August-Thienemann-Str. 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    email: imprs@evolbio.mpg.de phone: +49(0)4522 763 233

    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 20 Mar 2020

    Phd Scholarship


    A PhD position in Applied Mathematics is available, within the joint graduate programme of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.


    The title of the project is “Improving the effectiveness of oncolytic virotherapy”. Oncolytic virotherapy is a treatment approach that uses "ad hoc" viruses to preferentially infect and destroy tumour cells, while preserving healthy cells. In this project, the goal is to create mathematical and computational models that can improve understanding of the role of viral diffusivity, tumour clonal compositions and active immune suppression to formulate methods for better treatments.


    The candidate will be based in Melbourne, with the possibility of spending up to 18 months(consecutively or for different, separate periods) in Torino. The monthly stipend will be AU$2300. The maximum length of the scholarship is four years, with a full stipend available for 3.5 years. Thesis allowance, relocation costs, travel grants and initial, temporary accommodation in Melbourne will also be provided. More details can be found at the SUPRA (Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award) webpage. The position is also founded by the MIUR – Department of Excellence project within the Task T2 nested mathematical models in biomedicine.

    The two principal supervisors for the project will be A/Prof. M. Delitala (Torino) and A/Prof. F. Frascoli (Swinburne). Please contact Prof. Delitala and Prof. Frascoli for more information on the actual project at marcello.delitala@polito.it and ffrascoli@swin.edu.au

    The candidate is required to meet Swinburne’s English language requirement for international applicants and must provide evidence of one of the following:

    • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 no longer than 24 months before submitting your application;

    • a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application;

    • a Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application;

    • successful completion of a total of 24 months (full time equivalent) of formal study where the language of instruction and assessment was English at AQF level 7 or above (or equivalent) at an approved university no longer than 60 months before submitting your application.


    To express their interest, candidates are required to submit the following documents:

    • a short (max 2 pages) curriculum vitae, in English;

    • a copy of the certificate of the English test that satisfies Swinburne’s English language requirement. If that is not available, an indication of when the candidate will sit the chosen language exam. Note that IELTS exam is offered by Politecnico’s CLA on a monthly basis (CLA website);

    • an official transcript detailing the candidate’s University degree(s) and exams, in Italian or English;

    • statement of up to 200 words explaining why the candidate wants to apply for this PhD project, in English.

      Please submit the above material via email with subject “Polito-Swinburne PhD” to marcello.delitala@polito.it and ffrascoli@swin.edu.au


      The deadline for applications is on the 20th March 2020 at 5 pm Italian time.

    • 2 Mar 2020
    • 4 Mar 2020

    ICTP-SAIFR Workshop on Modelling of Infectious Diseases Dynamics

    Start time: March 2, 2020

    Ends on: March 4, 2020

    Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Venue:  IFT-UNESP


    This workshop aims to bring together different groups of researchers in mathematical models in epidemiology and facilitate the emergence of new collaborations. There is no registration fee.  

    Invited Speakers:

    • Sara del Valle (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
    • Carrie Manore (Los-Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
    • Lisa White (Oxford Dept. Medicine and Big Data Institute, UK)

    Organizer: Roberto Kraenkel (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)  

    Registration deadline: February 9, 2020

    Information: https://www.ictp-saifr.org/idd2020/

    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 22 Apr 2020

    Mathematical Models in Biology: PDE & Stochastic Approaches

    START DATE: April 20, 2020 (noon)

    END DATE: April 22, 2020 (noon)

    LOCATION: TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    WEBSITE: www.univie.ac.at/workshop_mathbio2020/

    The purpose of the workshop is to bring together excellent mathematicians
    contributing to the field of Mathematical Biology. In particular we aim to
    highlight the variety of biological phenomena that can be modeled, the
    diversity of PDE and Stochastic techniques in use and the connection between

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020

    The 19th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications


    The 19th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications, a four day conference, will be held in Porto, Portugal, June 16-19, 2020. The four day technical program will consist of plenary sessions, invited sessions, and presentations of contributed papers in several topics on Game Theory and its Applications. The International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications is a biennial event, running since 1984, which showcases the latest research in dynamic games, broadly defined.


    More details can be found at the symposium website



    Alberto Pinto and Mark Broom (symposium co-chairs).
    • 5 Jul 2020
    • 11 Jul 2020
    • University of Primorska, Slovenia

    We would like to invite you to apply with proposals for Minisimposia and Satellite Conferences during the 8th European Congress of Mathematics (8ECM), to be held at Portorož, Slovenia, 5-11 July, 2020.

    Internal and External Satellite Conferences (SC) will be held three days prior and after the official conference program. 8ECM Organizing Committee will offer full organizational and logistic support for organizers of Internal SC, so your focus would be entirely on the scientific programme.
    For Minisyposia organizers, special incentives are offered.

    Please review the open call at the official 8ECM website and apply no later than the following deadlines:
    Satellite Conferences - February 1st 2019
    Minisymposia - December 1st 2019

    We would also kindly ask you to forward this announcement to colleagues at your institution. If possible, please publish it on your institution's social media and website using this link. 

    We are looking forward to welcome you and your colleagues at the Congress and we remain available for further questions you may have at 8emc2020@famnit.upr.si.

    More information:

    • 6 Jul 2020
    • 10 Jul 2020

    International Conference Dynamical Systems in Systems and Synthetic Biology
    (DynS^3Bio) July 6th to 10th, 2020. Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (Barcelona).


    Tomás Alarcón
    ​ICREA-Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica​
    ​Santiago F. Elena
    ​​​Institute for Integrative Systems Biology CSIC-UV
    ​Josep Sardanyés
    ​Centre de Recerca Matemàtica​​
    Scientific com​mittee
    ​Tomás Alarcón
    ​ICREA-Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
    ​Silvia Cuadrado ​Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona​
    ​Santiago F. Elena
    ​Institute for Integrative Systems Biology CSIC-UV
    ​Susanna C. Manrubia
    ​Centro Nacional de Biotecnología CNB-CSIC
    ​Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
    ​Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    ​Josep Sardanyés
    ​Centre de Recerca Matemàtica​
    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 4 Sep 2020
    • Heidelberg, Germany

    The European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) and the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) jointly organize the 12thEuropean Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2020).

    The conferencewill be held in Heidelberg, Germany, from 31stAugust to 4thSeptember 2020. It will be hosted at Heidelberg University, in the campus located in the old town: Neue Universität, Universitätsplatz 1, 69117 Heidelberg.

    We invite all researchers and students interested in mathematical models and methods applied to life sciences to join us on this scientific event!

    Applications to minisymposia, contributed talks and posters are open now and also open, and the corresponding abstract templates are available on the webpage https://ecmtb2020.org.

    We are pleased to announce the list ofconfirmed plenary speakers:

    Daniel Forger Medical School, University of Michigan, USA

    Heather Harrington Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK

    Anita Layton Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Marta Luksza Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

    Natasha Martin Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, USA

    Roeland Merks Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, Netherlands

    Benoît Perthame Laboratoire J.-L. Lions, Sorbonne University, France

    Ben Simons MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

    To stay updated on the latest news on the ECMTB 2018, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/ecmtb2020/.

    The important dates are:

    Mini-symposia application deadline is: 29. February

    Submission of abstracts of contributed talks and posters ends: 20. March

    Early Registration ends: 31. May

    Online registration ends: 15. August

    Looking forward to seeing you in Heidelberg

    Anna Marciniak-Czochra, on behalf of the Organizers

    • 8 Sep 2020
    • 10 Sep 2020
    • CNR Rome
    MCHBS2020 is a multidisciplinary international workshop that focuses on modelling for biomedical technologies and healthcare and provides a unique meeting place for scientists in the field to present their latest research. The workshop is a formal activity of the European Consortium of Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) Special Interest Group on Implantable Devices & Drug Delivery Systems.

Past events

4 Feb 2020 11th Conference on Dynamical Systems Applied to Biology and Natural Sciences (DSABNS 2020)
20 Jan 2020 Research assistant in mathematical/computational biology in the Schumacher group at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh.
8 Jan 2020 Three Fully Funded PhD positions in Quantitative Developmental Biologyand Mathematical Modeling at Leiden University, The Netherlands
19 Dec 2019 PhD position at the University of Bath
11 Dec 2019 PhD position at Bielefeld University
19 Nov 2019 PhD opportunities in computational/mathematical biology in Edinburgh
15 Nov 2019 PhD in Infectious Diseases and Complex Systems. University of Exeter
15 Nov 2019 2-year Postdoc/research assistant position in Zoonotic Disease Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, UK.
5 Nov 2019 PhD studenship in mathematical biology at the University of Bath, UK.
30 Oct 2019 Post Doc Position: Modeling reciprocity in changing environments at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
30 Oct 2019 PhD Position: Mathematical models of cooperation among heterogeneous individuals at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
30 Oct 2019 PhD position in Mathematical Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
28 Oct 2019 Research Fellow/Associate in Computational Biology. University of Edinburgh - Centre for Regenerative Medicine
28 Oct 2019 PhD Student position at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, within the Computational Neuroscience research group
27 Oct 2019 Assistant Researcher in Zagorski group at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
27 Oct 2019 2 yr postdoc positions at the University of Copenhagen
22 Oct 2019 Position in Applied Mathematics (Dynamical Systems) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences:
17 Oct 2019 PhD studentships in Theoretical Evolution and Ecology at the University of Lausanne
10 Oct 2019 The very first Day of Mathematical Biology 1010 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
3 Oct 2019 UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical AI – funded places available for 2020 entry
30 Sep 2019 ENUMATH 2019
17 Sep 2019 Faculty Position in Systems Biology, Virginia Tech
16 Sep 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships Szeged
15 Jul 2019 International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2019
1 Jul 2019 1 Assistant Professor and 2 Junior Faculty Positions at Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside (USA)
16 Jun 2019 BIOMATH 2019
29 May 2019 Transients in Biological Systems
19 May 2019 Fifth International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics
1 May 2019 Mathematics of Gun Violence
23 Apr 2019 Social Norms: Emergence, Persistence, and Effects
11 Feb 2019 Stochastic Models in Systems and Synthetic Biology
6 Dec 2018 Viral Infections from an Evolutionary Perspective
5 Dec 2018 Extending the Theory of Sustainability
3 Dec 2018 Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling
3 Dec 2018 New Frontiers in Pattern Formation
27 Oct 2018 10th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology
8 Oct 2018 Multidisciplinary workshop on Mathematics for BioMedicine
5 Sep 2018 Evolutionary Models of Structured Populations: Integrating Methods
3 Sep 2018 Mittag-Leffler semester in Mathematical Biology
5 Aug 2018 13th Annual CompuCell3D Training Workshop

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