Special Session on "Mathematical Models for Biomolecular and Cellular Interactions" at JMM 2022

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Daniel Cruz and Margherita Maria Ferrari are hosting a Special Session titled  "Mathematical Models for Biomolecular and Cellular Interactions" at the Joint Mathematical Meeting 2022 in Seattle, WA,  January 5-8, 2022.  Please see 

for updates on their session and on the JMM overall. Their session will occur on Friday, January 7, 2022, and will include a featured talk by Dr. Suzanne Sindi (Chair of the Applied Mathematics Department at UC Merced) and talks by junior members from each of the four NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems. Their intention for this session is not only to highlight the diverse areas of mathematics related to models involving biomolecular and cellular interactions, but also the diversity of the researchers involved in these areas. Please see the information below for more details.

JMM Special Session

Title: Mathematical Models for Biomolecular and Cellular Interactions

Date & Time: January 7, 2022 (8am - 11:50am PST and 1pm - 5:50pm PST)

Abstract:  Understanding biomolecular and cellular interactions is at the heart of vital questions in biology because such interactions have far-reaching effects on larger, fundamental processes. Mathematical models for these phenomena continue to provide new insights into open biological questions and serve as catalysts for advancing both biology and mathematics. In recent years, techniques from algebra, topology, and combinatorics have complemented more traditional approaches involving ordinary and partial differential equations in the development of tools describing biomolecular and cellular structures and dynamics. This session will focus on current advancements and open problems involving such methods. To highlight the breadth of these mathematical approaches, topics will include models for neuroscience, cancer evolution, genome sequence analysis, regulatory networks, and RNA/DNA structures. Moreover, we have invited junior and senior speakers from under-represented minorities in order to promote inclusivity and diversity within the associated research communities.

Current List of Speakers:

  1. Mario Banuelos (CSU Fresno)
  2. Veronica Ciocanel (Duke)
  3. Keisha Cook (Clemson)
  4. Adriana Dawes (OSU)
  5. Stephanie Dodson (UC Davis)
  6. Joel Dokmegang (Northwestern)
  7. Lina Fajardo-Gomez (U South Florida)
  8. Alvaro Fletcher (UC Irvine)
  9. Abdulmelik Mohammed (U South Florida)
  10. David Murrugarra (U Kentucky)
  11. Asja Radja (Harvard)
  12. Alexander Ruys de Perez (Georgia Tech)
  13. Suzanne Sindi (UC Merced)
  14. Luis Sordo Vieira (U Florida)
  15. Imelda Trejo (Los Alamos National Lab)
  16. Bin Xu (Clarkson)
  17. Nora Youngs (Colby)



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