In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the NIMBioS Lecture Hall on the 4th floor of 1534 White Ave., Suite 400 Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m. The below schedule will be supplemented as additional speakers are added. On Tuesdays for which no seminar is scheduled, NIMBioS will host an Afternoon Tea for NIMBioS staff, visitors, faculty, and postdocs. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
|9||Dr. Folashade Agusto, NIMBioS Post-Doc||Optimal Control of the Spread of Malaria Super-Infectivity|
|23||Dr. Vitaly Ganusov, NIMBioS Faculty, Dept. of Microbiology||Modeling Control of Viral Infections by CD8 T Cell Responses|
|26||Dr. Mark Lewis, Univ. of Alberta (Co-sponsored w/ EEB, 1:30 pm, Room 403, 1534 White Ave (4th Floor)||Plagued by numbers: Mathematics of emerging wildlife diseases and their interactions with human activities|
|9||UT SPRING BREAK|
|23||Dr. Qing Nie, UC Irvine||Systems Biology of Cell Signaling|
|6||Dr. Yi Mao, NIMBioS Postdoc||Dynamic modeling of proteins: physical basis for molecular evolution|
|20||Dr. Aysegul Birand, EEB Postdoc||Global patterns of species ranges and speciation|
|31||Dr. Vlastimil Krivan, Biology Center and Faculty of Science, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; NIMBioS Sabbatical Fellow||On Lotka-Volterra predator-prey games|
|14||Dr. Xavier Thibert-Plante, NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow||Local adaptation and gene flow shaping biodiversity|
|28||Ross Cressman, Wilfried Laurier University.||Topic: Game experiments on cooperation through punishment and/or reward|
|12||Tom Ingersoll, NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow.||Topic: Using the mathematical programming language R for statistical modeling with counts of bats|
|26||Jeanne Narum, Founding Director of Project Kaleidescope||
Topic: Mini-Workshop: Shaping a Meaningful Career in STEM
|16||Peter Turchin, University of Connecticut||The rise of complex human societies as a major evolutionary transition Press release Video interview|
|23||R. Tucker Gilman, NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow.||Hybridization, species collapse, and other strange stories|
|30||Philip Crowley, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Kentucky||Gaming the system: adaptive decision making by plants and animals.|
NIMBioS is sponsoring seminars on a range of topics at the interface of mathematics and biology. Seminars are open to the public. Click on speaker's name for more information (as available). Anyone interested in meeting with the speakers should contact Dr. Chris Welsh. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, so please check this site prior to attending a seminar.
|Seminar Time|| Speaker/Topic||Visit Dates|
12 noon, Jan 21|
A335 Vet. Teaching Hosp.
|Dr. Cristina Lanzas, Transmission dynamics and control of enteric pathogens||Jan 20-21|
3:35 pm, Jan 21|
102 Haslam Bus. Bldg.
|Dr. Peter Kim, Role of regulatory T cells in producing a robust immune response and maintaining immunodominance||Jan 21-22|
12:15 pm, Jan 25|
A335 Vet. Teaching Hosp.
|Dr. Eunha Shim, Rabies in Tanzania: Mathematical modeling with epidemiological and economic considerations||Jan 25-27|
12:00 pm, Jan 26|
1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 106 Rm 403
|Dr. Eunha Shim, Antiviral resistance during an influenza pandemic: optimal antiviral strategies driven by individual and population interest||Jan 25-27|
1:15 pm, Jan 28|
Univ Cntr 223
|Dr. Xiao Wang, Programming gene regulation: From synthetic gene networks to cell differentiation||Jan 28-29|
10:00 am, Feb 4|
510 Ferris Hall
|Dr. Judy Day, Modeling the immune rheostat of macrophages in the lung in response to infection||Feb 4-5|
|30||3:30 pm||Dr. Jeremy Van Cleve, Santa Fe Institute||Evolution and epigenetics: genomic imprinting in mammals and stochastic switching in bacteria|
A new biophysics seminar will be held in the spring semester 2010. Co-organized by Dr. Jaewook Joo, NIMBioS faculty in UT's Dept. Physics and Astronomy, and Alexei Sokolov, UT Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Dept. of Chemistry, UT graduate students can claim one credit by attending more than 70% of the seminar.