3rd Annual Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB) Symposium

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Mark your calendars! Symposium to take place from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. EST on December 7-10, 2020.

It's Called Interactional Expertise – Ever Heard of It?

Until three years ago, neither had most of us at SCMB, but it turns out that this phrase epitomizes our approach to the cross-disciplinary training of junior researchers. With effective communication an ever more important skill in our virtual world, we've decided to make Interactional Expertise (IE) the theme of our 3rd Annual Symposium.
Connect with more people and research through IE!

In our context, having IE means that you don't need to be an expert in both math and bio 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! 

We hope you will join us December 7 – 10 to 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
  • In an effort to combat 'zoom fatigue' we will approach these topics through lively interviews with researchers who work at the interface of math and biology. 

Each of the first 3 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 from SCMB and the other 3 NSF-Simons MathBioSys research centers.

Come support junior researchers and build math-bio community!

The final day will feature a plenary talk on "Algebraic Systems Biology"  by Prof. Heather Harrington (Oxford), and an interactive poster session with spatial conferencing.  All poster session presenters will be entered into a drawing for complementary registration at SCMB's 4th Annual Symposium (expected to be in-person in Feb 2022). We hope you will enhance this meeting by showcasing your work during the poster session!

Join us for a lively exploration of the math-bio interface!

Learn More and Submit Your Complimentary Registration

SCMB is a collaborative partnership of seven institutions united in advancing the mathematics of complex biological systems and expanding communities at the math-bio interface.


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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Created: 11/18/2020
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