SPECIAL YEAR IN MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
SEPTEMBER 1995-JUNE 1996
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah is pleased to
announce a Special Year in Mathematical Biology. This year is
contingent upon final confirmation of funding from the National
Science Foundation. The object of the Special Year is to train
scientists in mathematical modeling applied to biological problems.
The educational program will comprise a full year course `Mathematical
Modeling in Biology', a weekly seminar series, one three day
minisymposium per quarter and an informal student/post doc seminar.
The pool of visitors will include principal lecturers, post-doctoral
fellows, visiting graduate students, short-term visitors and
minisymposium participants. The Special Year will be run in
cooperation with Departments of Biology, Bioengineering, and Human
Genetics, and the Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute at
the University of Utah. The Mathematics Department currently has
seven faculty (Fred Adler, Bill Coles, Aaron Fogelson, Jim Keener,
Mark Lewis, Hans Othmer and Silvia Veronese) and over 15 graduate
students who are actively involved in mathematical biology research.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Visiting Graduate Student Positions
These are for one quarter (see below for description of the quarters).
There are 5-8 positions available per quarter. Students should be
familiar with ordinary differential equations, linear algebra,
probability theory, basic partial differential equations and computing
at the undergraduate level. Qualified students from life-sciences
departments are especially encouraged to apply. Students can receive
course credit for attending. Please fill in form (attached) and a one
page description of your reason for attending and have two letters of
recommendation sent directly to the address below.
Postdoctoral Positions
The number and duration of positions will be contingent upon the level
of funding received from NSF. Please enclose a c.v. and a one page
description outlining research interests and have three letters of
recommendation sent directly to the address below. Please also
indicate the dates you will be available.
Applications will be reviewed until 7/15/95 or until the positions are
filled. We strongly encourage applications by women, minorities and
persons with disabilities and also by individuals who would otherwise
be unable to participate in a mathematical biology program.
ORGANIZATION
Ecology and Evolution (September 27 -- December 8 1995)
Principal lecturers include Odo Diekmann (Amsterdam), Steve Ellner (NC
State), Simon Levin (Princeton) Roger Nisbet (UCSB) and Simon Tavare
(USC). The minisymposium on competition for space and territoriality
is organized by Deborah Gordon (Stanford).
Physiology and Cell Biology (January 3 -- March 8 1996)
Principal lecturers include Michael Mackey (McGill), John Milton
(Chicago), Hans Othmer (Utah) and John Tyson (Virginia Tech). The
minisymposium on respiration is organized by John Lighton (Utah).
Cardiovascular Physiology and Biofluids (March 25 -- May 31 1996)
Principal lecturers include Leon Glass (McGill), Nick Hill (Leeds),
Wanda Krassowska (Duke), Ed Pate (Washington State) and Charles Peskin
(Courant). The minisymposium on experimental methods in
electrocardiographic mapping is organized by Robert Lux (Utah).
Those interested in attending minisymposia should contact the
minisymposium organizer directly. Forms, announcements, schedules of
visitors, addresses for minisymposium organizers and other information
will be available via anonymous ftp from: ftp.math.utah.edu in the
directory pub/mathbio.
ADDRESS:
Mark Lewis, Special Year in Mathematical Biology, Department of
Mathematics, JWB233 University of Utah, SLC, UT, 84112 USA,
mathbio@math.utah.edu, fax (801) 581-4148.