Conference Information

As all SMB meetings, SMB2021 will cover all aspects of mathematical biology. Special emphasis this year will be on the impact of


Mathematical Biology on Translational Science & Promotion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We are excited to virtually host the meeting on behalf of the University of California Riverside (UCR) along with the inclusion of most colleges and universities in California!

While COVID-19 continues spreading across the world, the Society for Mathematical Biology is keeping the health and safety of our members as our top priority. To reduce or slow the spread of infection, we will hold our 2021 Annual Meeting in a virtual form between June 13-17, 2021. We acknowledge that many are facing challenging personal and/or professional circumstances, but we hope that our virtual Annual Meeting will allow our community to stay connected, share research, and support each other. The meeting will be held 24 hours a day to maximize the participation of people across the world.

Meeting Partner Societies

Highlights

2500+

Participants

47

Speaker Countries

12

Parallel Tracks

24

Hour Schedule

12

Plenary & Public Lecture Talks

744

Mini-symposium Talks

275

Contributed Talks

196

Posters

Special Events

Pre-Conference Program on June 13

Development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events

Special Sessions

Special Meetings

Career Fair

  • Meet with industry sponsors one-on-one in their Sococo booths

  • Check out job postings

  • Check out the CVs of SMB2021 registrants

Welcome Messages

Mark Alber

Chair, SMB2021 Organizing Committee

Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics

Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology

University of California, Riverside, USA

Rodolfo H. Torres

Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

University of California, Riverside, USA

Mariam B. Lam

Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (CDO)

Faculty in Comparative Literature

Cooperating Faculty in Ethnic Studies

University of California, Riverside, USA

Alexander Anderson

President, Society of Mathematical Biology

Chair, Integrated Mathematical Oncology

Moffitt Cancer Center, USA

Ellen Baake

President, European Society of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology

Professor, Biomathematics and Theoretical Bioinformatics

Bielefeld University, Germany

Online Platforms

Through partnership with MathDept.org, we will utilize the following platforms to create an immersive conference experience.

Allows attendees to

    • Participate in poster sessions,

    • Participate in networking events,

    • Access industry sponsors and their activities,

    • Socialize with collaborators and other participants in real time,

    • And more! More information can be found here.

Zoom

Allows attendees to listen to & engage with

  • Plenary talks,

  • Minisymposium sessions, and

  • Contributed talks.

Slack

For general announcements and messaging.

Annual Meeting Registration

General registration is now closed. Please contact us at smb2021@ucr.edu if you have any questions.

Schedule

The meeting will be held 24 hours a day to maximize the participation of people across the world. Keep checking the schedule as new events may be added!

Plenary Speakers

Named Prize Winners

C. A. Akira Okubo Prize:

Michael A. Savageau

University of California, Davis, USA

Introduced By: Denise Kirschner

John Jungck Prize:

Carrie Diaz Eaton

Bates College, USA

Introduced By: Heiko Enderling

Arthur Winfree Prize:

Leah Edelstein-Keshet

University of British Columbia, Canada

Introduced By: Alexander Anderson

Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize:

Jennifer A. Flegg

University of Melbourne, Australia

Introduced By: Ellen Baake

Paper Prize Winners

Lee A. Segel Prize for Best Paper:

Christian A. Yates*, Matthew J. Ford & Richard L. Mort

Introduced By: Ruth Baker

Lee A. Segel Prize for Best Student Paper:

Alexander P. Browning*, Parvathi Haridas & Matthew J. Simpson

Introduced By: Ruth Baker

Invited Plenary & Public Lecture Speakers

David Basanta

Moffit Cancer Center, USA

Introduced By: Mohit Kumar Jolly

Timothy Elston

University of North Carolina, USA

Introduced By: Santiago Schnell

George Karniadakis

Brown University, USA

Introduced By: Mark Alber

Denise Kirschner

University of Michigan, USA

Introduced By: Suzanne Lenhart

Anita Layton

University of Waterloo, Canada

Introduced By: Jaekyoung Kim

Sandra Loerakker

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Introduced By: Roeland Merks

Pre-Conference Workshops

Virtual SMB Workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Date Held: March 26, 2021

Virtual SMB Workshop on Education and Research Experiences For Undergraduates (REUs)

Dates Held: April 1 & 2, 2021

Scientific Committee

Mark Alber | University of California, Riverside, USA

Ruth Baker | University of Oxford, UK

Reinhard Laubenbacher | University of Florida, USA

Suzanne Lenhart | University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Philip Maini | University of Oxford, UK

Anna Marciniak-Czochra | Heidelberg University, Germany

Gibin Powathil | Swansea University, UK

Santiago Schnell | University of Michigan, USA

Amber Smith | The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

Organizing Committee

Maíra Aguiar | Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao - Basque Country, Spain

Mark Alber (Chair) | University of California, Riverside, USA

Paul Atzberger | University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Daniele Avitabile | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ellen Baake | Bielefeld University, Germany

Mario Banuelos | California State University, Fresno, USA

Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn | University of California, Merced, USA

Jolene Britton (Assistant Chair) | University of California, Riverside, USA

Sunny Canic | University of California, Berkeley, USA

William Cannon | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Weitao Chen (Associate Chair) | University of California, Riverside, USA

Heyrim Cho | University of California, Riverside, USA

Yat Tin Chow | University of California, Riverside, USA

Lisette de Pillis | Harvey Mudd College, USA

Amina Eladdadi | The College of Saint Rose, Albany, USA

German Enciso | University of California, Irvine, USA

Marcella Gomez | University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Melissa Gomez | University of California, Riverside, USA

Jia Gou | University of California, Riverside, USA

Robert Guy | University of California, Davis, USA

Alexander Hoffmann | University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Chiu-Yen Kao | Claremont McKenna College, USA

Jae Kyoung Kim | KAIST, South Korea

Peter Kim | University of Sydney, Australia

Denise Kirschner | University of Michigan Medical School, USA

Natalia Komarova | University of California, Irvine, USA

Gen Kurosawa | RIKEN, Japan

Doron Levy | University of Maryland, USA

James Marberry | University of California, Riverside, USA

Alison Marsden | Stanford University, USA

Roeland Merks | Leiden University, The Netherlands

Andrew D. McCulloch | University of California, San Diego, USA

Christian Michael | University of California, Riverside, USA

Qing Nie | University of California, Irvine, USA

Francesco Pancaldi (Assistant Chair) | University of California, Riverside, USA

Mykhailo Potomkin | University of California, Riverside, USA

Gibin Powathil | Swansea University, UK

Robert Planqué | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Russell Rockne | Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, USA

Suzanne Sindi | University of California, Merced, USA

Amber Smith (Vice Chair) | University Of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

Kevin Tsai | University of California, Riverside, USA

Qixuan Wang | University of California, Riverside, USA

Dominik Wodarz | University of California, Irvine, USA

Roya Zandi | University of California, Riverside, USA

Lei Zhang | Peking University, China

Sponsors

Website Credits

SMB2021 Logo Design

Onar Primitivo | Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, University of California, Merced, USA

Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn | University of California, Merced, USA

SMB2021 Website Design

Jolene Britton | University of California, Riverside, USA

Jeffery West | Moffit Cancer Center, Florida, USA