## The Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting and Conference, July 25-28, 2012

# SMB 2012 Minisymposia

**MS1: Electrostatics: Numerical algorithms and biological applications (1)**. July 25, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION A**

*Organizers*: Yongcheng Zhou (Mathematics, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, USA); Weihua Geng (Mathematics, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)

*Presenters*: Lorena Barba, Jaydeep Bardhan, Xiaolin Cheng, Weihua Geng

**MS2: Modeling, simulation, and validation of the biomechanics of microbial communities**. July 25, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION A**

*Organizer*: David Bortz (Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA)

*Presenters*: Jason Hammond, Sarthok Sircar, Ranga Sudarsan, Scott Van Epps

**MS3: First-year mathematics course reform for biology majors**. July 25, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION A**

*Organizer*: Carrie Diaz Eaton (Mathematics, Center for Biodiversity, Unity College, Unity, ME, USA)

*Presenters*: Erin Bodine, Hannah Callender, Timothy Comar, Sarah Hews

**MS4: Electrostatics: Numerical algorithms and biological applications (2)**. July 25, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION B**

*Organizers*: Yongcheng Zhou (Mathematics, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, USA); Weihua Geng (Mathematics, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)

*Presenters*: Yongchen Zhou, Yoichiro Mori, Shuwang Li, Michael Grabe

**MS5: Multiscale modeling of biochemical networks that control cell polarization and motility (1)**. July 25, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION B**

*Organizers*: Alexandra Jilkine (Molecular and Cellular Biology, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA); Jun Allard (Mathematics, Univ. of California, Davis, CA, USA)

*Presenters*: Pavel Zhuravlev, Natasha Savage, Brian Drawert, Tyler Drake

**MS6: Bridging mathematical models and experiments**. July 25, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION B**

*Organizer*: Yi Jiang (Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA; and Technical Staff Member, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM, USA)

*Presenters*: Cameron Harvey, Yi Jiang, Paul Macklin, Bridget Wilson

**MS7: Multiscale modeling of biochemical networks that control cell polarization and motility (2)**. July 25, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION C**

*Organizers*: Alexandra Jilkine (Molecular and Cellular Biology, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA); Jun Allard (Mathematics, Univ. of California, Davis, CA, USA)

*Presenters*: Jun Allard, Bill Holmes, Alexandra Jilkine, Herb Levine

**MS8: Trends and innovations in undergraduate math biology curricula**. July 25, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION C**

*Organizers*: Meghan Burke (Education Committee Chair, Society for Mathematical Biology; Mathematics, Kennesaw State Univ., Kennesaw, GA, USA); Kelly Sturner (Education & Outreach Coordinator, NIMBioS: National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA)

*Presenters*: John Jungck, Suzanne Lenhart, Glenn Ledder, Jason Miller

**MS9: Recent advances in infectious disease modeling**. July 25, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION C**

*Organizer*: Robert Smith? (Mathematics, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada)

*Presenters*: Elissa Schwartz, Jane Heffernan, Cameron Browne, Robert Smith?

**MS10: Modeling and computation of macromolecular structures and interactions (1)**. July 26, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION D**

*Organizers*: Julie Mitchell (Mathematics and Biochemistry, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA); Shan Zhao (Mathematics, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)

*Presenters*: Jason Cantarella, Duan Chen, Oscar Gonzalez, Julie Mitchell

**MS11: Agent-based models of biological systems: Approximation and control (1)**. July 26, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION D**

*Organizers*: Suzanne Lenhart (Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA); Abdessamad Tridane (Applied Sciences & Mathematics, Arizona State Univ. at Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ, USA)

*Presenters*: Rachael M. Neilan, Franziska Hinkelmann, Rene Salinas, Andrew Kanarek

**MS12: Survey of mathematical modeling techniques for wound healing**. July 26, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION D**

*Organizer*: Rebecca Segal (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA, USA)

*Presenters*: Qi Mi, Angela Reynolds, Richard Schugart, Rebecca Segal

**MS13: Modeling and computation of macromolecular structures and interactions (2)**. July 26, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION E**

*Organizers*: Julie Mitchell (Mathematics and Biochemistry, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA); Shan Zhao (Mathematics, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)

*Presenters*: Christine Heitsch, Chun Liu, Guowei Wei, Shan Zhao

**MS14: Agent-based models of biological systems: Approximation and control (2)**. July 26, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION E**

*Organizers*: Suzanne Lenhart (Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA); Abdessamad Tridane (Applied Sciences & Mathematics, Arizona State Univ. at Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ, USA)

*Presenters*: Catherine Beauchemin, Paula Federico, Matt Oremland, Xiaopeng Zhao

**MS15: Honeybees and pollination**. July 26, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION E**

*Organizer*: Hermann Eberl (Mathematics & Statistics and Biophysics Interdepartmental Program, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada)

*Presenters*: Liam Callaghan, Hermann Eberl, Mary Myerscough, Rebecca Tyson

**MS16: Mathematical modeling of immunization programs**. July 26, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION F**

*Organizers*: Ariel Cintron-Arias (Mathematics & Statistics, East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City, TN, USA); Euha Shim (Epidemiology, Univ. of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA, USA)

*Presenters*: Frederick Chen, John McKay, Travis Porco, Tim Reluga

**MS17: Molecular Motors**. July 26, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION F**

*Organizer*: Jianhua Xing (Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA)

*Presenters*: John Fricks, Denis Tsygankov, Jianhua Xing, Jin Yu

**MS18: Continuum model descriptions of bacterial biofilms**. July 26, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION F**

*Organizers*: Rangarajan Sudarsan (Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada); Nick Cogan (Mathematics, Florida State Univ. Tallahassee, FL, USA)

*Presenters*: Ben Vaughan, Tianyu Zhang, Fordyce Davidson, John Ward

**MS19: Intracellular pattern formation: Advances in experiments and modeling (1)**. July 27, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION G**

*Organizers*: Ching-shan Chou (Mathematics, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA); Adriana Dawes (Mathematics, Molecular Genetics, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA)

*Presenters*: Rong Li, Yi Tau-Mu, Lani Wu, Ching-Shan Chou

**MS20: Epidemiology of multi-host pathogens: Math and biology perspectives (1)**. July 27, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION G**

*Organizers*: Carrie Manore (Mathematics and Computational Science, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA, USA); Folashade Agusto (Mathematics and Statistics, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN, USA); Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem (Mathematics, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA)

*Presenters*: Zoi Rapti, Vrushali Bokil, Maia Martcheva, Robyn Nadolny

*Moderator*: Carrie Manore

**MS21: Mathematical models of stem-cell driven solid tumors**. July 27, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION G**

*Organizer*: Heiko Enderling (Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA)

*Presenters*: Donghai Dai, Xuefeng Gao, Ignacio Rodriguez-Brenes, Jacob Scott

**MS22: Intracellular pattern formation: Advances in experiments and modeling (2)**. July 27, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION H**

*Organizers*: Ching-shan Chou (Mathematics, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA); Adriana Dawes (Mathematics, Molecular Genetics, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA)

*Presenters*: Richard Allen, Adriana Dawes, Arpita Upadhyaya, Diana White

**MS23: Epidemiology of multi-host pathogens: Math and biology perspectives (2)**. July 27, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION H**

*Organizers*: Carrie Manore (Mathematics and Computational Science, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA, USA); Folashade Agusto (Mathematics and Statistics, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN, USA); Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem (Mathematics, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA)

*Presenters*: Michael Robert, Carrie Manore, Maud Lelu , Ruijun Zhao *Moderator*: Folashade Agusto

**MS24: Cancer Immunology**. July 27, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION I**

*Organizer*: Kathleen Wilkie (Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine; Boston, MA, USA)

*Presenters*: Irina Kareva, Doron Levy, Ami Radunskaya, Kathleen Wilkie

**MS25: Multiscale modeling of cell movement**. July 27, 3:40-5:20 p.m. **SESSION I**

*Organizers*: Chuan Xue (Mathematics, Ohio State Univ., Columbus OH, USA)

Qixuan Wang (Mathematics, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA)

*Presenters*: Zhiliang Xu, Huijing Du, Alicia Prieto Langarica, Yangjin Kim

**MS26: Data-driven modeling in mathematical oncology**. July 28, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION J**

*Organizer*: Banu Baydil (Integrated Mathematical Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA)

*Presenters*: Banu Baydil, Arnaud Chauviere, Katarzyna Rejniak

**MS27: Modeling gene regulatory networks**. July 28, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION J**

*Organizers*: Tim Comar (Mathematics, Benedictine Univ., Lisle, IL, USA); Dan Hrozencik (Mathematics & Computer Science, Chicago State Univ., Chicago, IL, USA)

*Presenters*: Tim Comar, Dan Hrozencik, Liliana Ironi, Winfried Just

**MS28: Modeling and simulations of biopolymer meshworks (MSBM)**. July 28, 9:40-11:20 a.m. **SESSION J**

*Organizers*: Dietmar Ölz, (Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria); Nikolaos Sfakianakis (Applied Mathematics, JGU Mainz, Germany)

*Presenters*: Nikolaos Sfakianakis, Dietmar Oelz, Martin Bock, Stephanie Portet, Jan Fuhrmann

**MS29: Mathematical models in cell biomechanics and intracellular transport**. July 28, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION K**

*Organizers*: MunJu Kim (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA); Kasia Rejniak (Integrated Mathematical Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Oncologic Sciences, College of Medicine, Univ. of South Florida Tampa, FL, USA)

*Presenters*: Eric Cytrynbaum, MunJu Kim, Magdalena Stolarska, Wanda Strychalski

**MS30: Emergence of resistance in cancer and bacteria-can we beat them at their game?**. July 28, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION K**

*Organizers*: David Basanta (Integrated Mathematical Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA); Jacob Scott (Centre for Mathematical Biology, Oxford, UK)

*Presenters*: Daniel Nichol, Steffen Schaper

**MS31: Experimental design for dynamical system models in biology**. July 28, 11:40-1:20 p.m. **SESSION K**

*Organizer*: Vanja Dukic (Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA)

*Presenters*: H. T. Banks, David Bortz, Vanja Dukic, Leifur Thorbergsson