Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology's 3rd Annual Symposium

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The 3rd SCMB Annual Symposium is a free online event that will elevate and amplify the ongoing dialogue at the interface of mathematics and biology. The Symposium will host curated panels to highlight and dissect impactful interdisciplinary work from the math/bio community. Invited talks from all four National Science Foundation-Simons MathBioSys Research Centers will share compelling success stories of mathematical theory meeting biosystems data. In addition to these curated events, the Symposium will offer spatial conferencing to facilitate organic conversation and an informal poster session in a digital setting

With effective communication an ever-important skill in a virtual world, the SCMB has decided to make Interactional Expertise (IE) the theme of its 3rd annual Symposium. In this context, you don't need to be an expert in both math and biology in order to work productively at the math/bio interface. You just need to be able to communicate effectively with someone whose research expertise complements your own.

Symposium attendees will hear about:

* The impact of IE in shaping the careers of senior math-bio researchers

* The value of developing IE from SCMB's junior researchers

* The importance of IE in early career math/bio employment opportunities

Each of the first three days will spotlight one of these conversations, followed by a pair of short talks. The talks will highlight math/bio research frontiers and will be given by junior researchers at SCMB and the other three NSF-Simons MathBioSys research centers.

Support Junior Researchers and Build Math/Bio Community

The final day will feature a plentary talk on Algebraic Systems Biology by Heather Harrington, professor at the University of Oxford, and an interactive poster session with spatial conferencing. All poster session presenters will be entered into a drawing for complementary registration at the SCMB's 4th Symposium (expected to be in-person in Feb. 2022). 

Learn more and register for the 3rd Annual Symposium here.

About the SCMB

The Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology at Georgia Tech is one of four such centers in the U.S. examining the intersection of mathematics and biology. The National Science Foundation teamed up with the Simons Foundation in 2017 to award grants establishing the centers. The other Centers are at Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the University of California, Irvine. The SCMB has six partner institutions across the Southeast, including  Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN; Tulane University in New Orleans, LA; the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL; the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL; Clemson University in Clemson, SC; and Duke University in Durham, NC.


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