Acknowledgments

Virtual Host University

SMB is excited to have the University of California, Riverside as the virtual host of the 2021 Annual Meeting. The planning and organizing for this meeting has also been made possible with the help of members of the organizing committee from many colleges and universities in California.

Meeting Partner Societies

Tech Support

Thanks to Kevin Cook, MathDept.org and ICMS (Europe/Africa Time Block) for supporting SMB2021 online and our efforts to have international participation.


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

Scheduling Sub-Committee

Co-Chairs: Francesco Pancaldi, Mykhailo Potomkin, Jolene Britton

Members: Mark Alber, Weitao Chen, Heyrim Cho, Yat Tin Chow, Kevin Tsai, Qixuan Wang, Jeffrey West

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sub-Committee

Co-Chairs: Mario Banuelos, Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn, Suzanne Sindi

Members: Mark Alber, Paul Atzberger, Weitao Chen, Erika Rutter, Stacey Deleria Finely, Marcella Gomez, Elissa Schwartz, Stacey Smith?, Roya Zandi, Lihong Zhao

Education Sub-Committee

Co-Chairs: Fred Adler, Paul Atzberger, Weitao Chen, Veronica Ciocanel, Stacey Smith?, Qixuan Wang

Members: Mark Alber, Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn, Stanca Ciupe, Chiu-Yen Kao, Reginald McGee, Shelby Scott, Suzanne Sindi, Roya Zandi

Mentoring & Early Career Workshop Sub-Committee

Chair: Stacey Smith?

Members: Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn, Jia Gou, Elissa Schwartz

Media Sub-Committee

Email: Francesco Pancaldi

Logo: Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn, Onar Primitivo

Social Media: Heiko Enderling, James Marberry, Suzanne Sindi

Website: Jolene Britton, Jeffrey West

Judging Sub-Committee

Judge Assignments Sub-Committee

Chair: Christian Michael

Members: Daniel Collister, Sergio Lopez Palomares, Jennifer Rangel Ambriz, Amber Smith, Alysha Toomey, Kevin Tsai

Poster Judges

Weitao Chen, Maria-Veronica Ciocanel, Maria Abou Chakra, Tian Hong, Diana White, Jia Gou, Cole Zmurchok, Marc Roussel, Alexandria Volkening, Shikhar Uttam, Juan B. Gutiérrez, Jomar Fajardo Rabajante, Skylar Grey, Daniel Collister, Roya Zandi, Alan Rendall, Lubna Pinky, Daniel Reeves, Eva M Stadler, Naveen Vaidya, Andrei R. Akhmetzhanov, Siddhartha Pratim Chakrabarty, Jinsu Kim, Wasiur KhudaBukhsh, Gilberto Gonzalez-Parra, Debasmita Mukherjee, Chitaranjan Mahapatra, Jae Kyoung Kim, Pamela Pyzza, Heyrim Cho, Nick Cogan, Caitlin Hult, Dongheon Lee, Angelyn Lao, Ivan Ramirez-Zuniga, Cheng Ly, Guillermo Lorenzo, Lihong Zhao, Rebecca Tyson, Racquel U. Tabornal, Tuğba Akman Yıldız, Lora Bailey, Tatiana Miti, Yena Kim, Bryan S. Hernandez, Ken H Andersen, Jessica Crawshaw, Andrea Pugliese, Kishore Hari, Qiyao Peng, Thomas Stiehl, Hem Joshi, Blessing Emerenini, Dhananjay Bhaskar, Daniele Avitabile, Xi Huo, Kyle Dahlin, Gianluca Selvaggio, Sui Tang, Kevin Tsai, Cornelia Pokalyuk, Sarah Catharina Brueningk, Rifaldy Fajar, Gregory Kimmel, Hong Duong, Richard Clarke, Takasu Fugo, Renske Vroomans, Jill Gallaher, Ushasi Roy, Daniel Glazar, Anuraag Bukkuri, Yafei Wang, Susan Massey, Maximilian Strobl, Lingxia Qiao, Wei Zhao, Xiaolu Guo, Seunggyu Lee

Contributed Talk Judges

Weitao Chen, Maria Abou Chakra, Lisanne Rens, Tian Hong, Tamsin Spelman, Babajide oluwaseun Ajayi, Maria Kiskowski-Byrne, Cole Zmurchok, Marc Roussel, Mansoor Haider, Christopher Miles, Shikhar Uttam, Marcella Gomez, Juan B. Gutiérrez, Stacey Smith?, Jomar Fajardo Rabajante, Daniel Collister, Stanca Ciupe, Shernita Lee, Anna Konstorum, Hana Dobrovolny, Lin Wang, Lubna Pinky, Daniel Reeves, Reidun Twarock, Segun Oke, Naveen Vaidya, Morgan Craig, Jinsu Kim, Debasmita Mukherjee, Titin Prihantini, Ummugul Bulut, May Anne Mata, Jonathan Touboul, Chitaranjan Mahapatra, M. Haider Ali Biswas, Michael Cortez, Md Rafiul Islam, Zython Paul T Lachica, Gibin Powathil, Russell Rockne, Ellen Baake, Sebastian Hummel, Caitlin Hult, Sonia Elena Palomino Castro, Dongheon Lee, Gary An, Jonathan Forde, Segun Oke, Peter Rashkov, Rachel Jennings, Heber Lima da Rocha, Sandhya Prabhakaran, Daniel Cooney, Naoki Masuda, Lihong Zhao, Racquel U. Tabornal, Sarita Bugalia, Tuğba Akman Yıldız, Ernesto Augusto Bueno da Fonseca Lima, Chiu-Yen Kao, Bryan S. Hernandez, Benjamin Walker, Jessica Crawshaw, Ranjit Kumar Upadhyay, Natalie Linton, Dagmar Iber, Cicely Macnamara, Calina Copos, Aleksandra Karolak, Abdulmelik Mohammed, Stephanie Dodson, Daniele Avitabile, Amanda Laubmeier, Jonathan Rubin, Diana White, Margherita Maria Ferrari, Anand Singh, Mykhailo Potomkin, Rifaldy Fajar, Alys Clark, Xiaoqing He, Fabian Spill, Richard Clarke, Angela M Reynolds, Steffen Docken, Amber M Smith, Linus Schumacher, Chengyue Wu, Harsh Jain, David Hormuth, Michael Getz, Mubahser Rashid, Stacey Finley, Ambarish Kunwar, Anum Kazerouni, Renee Brady, Giulia Celora, Chazuka Zviiteyi, Marco, Alberto Javarone, Vikram Adhikarla

Prizes Sub-Committee

CDEV: Veronica Ciocanel, Weitao Chen

EDUC: Shelby Scott, Reginald McGee, Stacey Smith?, Qixuan Wang

IMMU: Stanca Ciupe, Jonathan Forde, Heyrim Cho, Amber Smith, Peter Kim

MEPI: Jane Heffernan, Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem, Stacey Smith?, Natalia Komarova

MFBM: Erica Rutter, Paul Atzberger, Roeland Merks, Marcella Gomez

NEUR: Cheng Ly, Wilten Nicola, Youngmin Park

ONCO: Harsh Jain, Gibin Powathil

POPD: Christina Cobbold, Virginia Pasour, Suzanne M Lenhart, Ellen Baake

OTHE: Gibin Powathil, Natalia Komarova

MMPB: German Enciso, Roeland Merks

CBBS: German Enciso, Peter Kim

DEI: Suzanne Sindi, Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn, Qixuan Wang

Covid-19: Heiko Enderling, Heyrim Cho

Overall Poster Prizes: Ellen Baake, Heiko Enderling, Peter Kim, Lisette de Pillis, Gibin Powathil Suzanne Lenhart, Roeland Merks

Prize Winners

Overall Poster Prizes

Springer Nature Poster Prize for Overall Best Established Researcher

Amanda Laubmeier | Population Dynamics, Ecology, & Evolution | Interplay between pesticide use and natural predator behaviors


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Poster Prize for Overall Best Postdoctoral Researcher

Laura Strube | Immunobiology & Infection | Logical models reveal the complex immune cell differentiation phenomena produced by the MISA motif


Elsevier’s Lewis Wolpert Graduate Student Poster Prize

Aparna Ramachandran | Immunobiology & Infection | Studying the Effects of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs at Extrapulmonary Sites using a Physiology-based Pharmacokinetic Model


Wiley Poster Prize for Overall Best Undergraduate Student Researcher

Lucia Wagner | Mathematical Epidemiology | Modeling Public Health Impact of E-Cigarettes on Adolescents and Adults


Pfizer Poster Prize for Covid-19 Modeling

Elba Raimúndez | Mathematical Epidemiology | COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan demonstrates the limitations of publicly available case numbers for epidemiological modeling


CDEV

Elsevier Poster Prize for CDEV

Ryan Godin | Stripe Heterogeneity Affects Global Coordination of Oscillations in Synthetic Microbial Consortia


CDEV Poster Prizes

J. Cody Herron | Quantification and modeling of podosomes during frustrated phagocytosis

Daniel Cruz | Agent-based Modeling of Emergent Patterns Within Stem Cell Colonies

Georgia Pope | Stability Analysis of a Mathematical Model of Hormonal Contraception

Youngmin Park | The Dynamics of Vesicles Driven Through Closed Constrictions by Molecular Motors


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for CDEV

William Martinson | Extracellular matrix remodelling by neural crest cells provides a robust signal for collective migration


CDEV Contributed Talk Prizes

Zoe Lange & Franziska Kramer | Investigating Mechanical Force Dynamics of Extra-Embryonic Membranes in Tribolium castaneum

Denis Patterson | A Mathematical Model of Neuronal Identity with Ectopic Domains


EDUC

EDUC Poster Prize

Keith Harris | Biomaton: a platform for the visualisation, analysis and computation of biological models


EDUC Contributed Talk Prize

Aneequa Sundus | PhysiCell Training Apps: Cloud hosted open-source apps to explore different modules of agent-based multicellular simulations


IMMU

ISoF Poster Prize for IMMU

Miranda Lynch | Computational geometry, Delaunay tessellations and alpha shapes for protein interactions: Exploring Coronavirus Mpro drug binding


IMMU Poster Prizes

Michael Pablo | Multiscale modeling of a self-renewing, self-deploying antiviral for SARS-CoV-2

Angelica Bloomquist | Modeling the risk of HIV infection for drug abusers


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for IMMU

Bevelynn Williams | A stochastic intracellular model of anthrax infection with spore germination heterogeneity


IMMU Contributed Talk Prizes

Solveig A. van der Vegt | Mathematical modelling of autoimmune myocarditis and the effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors

Martin Lopez-Garcia | A stochastic multi-scale model of Francisella tularensis infection

Aniruddha Deka | Pathogen competition and mutant invasion in face of human choice in vaccination


MEPI

10x Genomics Poster Prize for MEPI

Nao Yamamoto | Quantifying Compliance with COVID-19 Mitigation Policies in the US


Takeda Poster Prize for MEPI

Dylan Dronnier | Targeted Vaccination Strategies for Infinite-Dimensional Compartmental Models


MEPI Poster Prizes

Pedro Henrique Pinheiro Cintra | Evaluating the effect of non pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 infection dynamics through agent based models

Eva Stadler | Who carries malaria parasites over the dry season?

Nicole Cusimano | COVID-19 dynamics in the Basque Country: towards spatially dependent models

Daniel Cardoso Pereira Jorge | Estimating the effective reproduction number for heterogeneous models using incidence data


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for MEPI

Dana Kleimeier | Mathematical modeling of 1-MT-induced production of the ant-inflammatory metabolite KYNA in pigs

Kyle Dahlin | Predicting reservoirs of mosquito-borne zoonoses: Modelling interactions between temperature and pace of host life history


MEPI Contributed Talk Prizes

Joshua C. Macdonald | Modeling COVID-19 outbreaks in United States with distinct testing, lockdown speed and fatigue rates

Maria Aguiar | Modeling COVID19 in the Basque Country: from introduction to control


NEUR

NEUR Poster Prizes

Quynh-Anh Nguyen | Modeling intermittent synchronization of gamma-band neural oscillations

Seokjoo Chae | The data-based inference method reveals the network structure of the SCN


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for NEUR

John Parker | Existence of Cupolets in Chaotic Hindmarsh-Rose Neural Model


ONCO

Applied BioMath Poster Prize for ONCO

Brydon Eastman | Reinforcement learning derived chemotherapeutic schedules for robust patient-specific therapy given unknown patient response parameters


ONCO Poster Prizes

Sara Hamis | Mathematical modelling quantifies ERK-activity in response to vertical inhibition of the BRAFV600E-MEK-ERK cascade in melanoma

Lee Curtin | Discerning Glioblastoma Subpopulation Interactions through In Vitro Experiments and Mathematical Modeling

Nathan Lee | Inferring parameters of cancer evolution from sequencing and clinical data

Chandler Gatenbee | Immune escape at the onset of human colorectal cancer

Ellen Swanson | Enhancing CAR-T Immunotherapy to Attack Both Tumor and Cancer Stem Cells


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for ONCO

Maalavika Pillai | Systems-level analysis of phenotypic plasticity and heterogeneity in melanoma


ONCO Contributed Talk Prizes

Linus Schumacher | Mutational fitness in age-related clonal haematopoiesis quantified from longitudinal data

Mohammed Zahid | In Silico Trial to Estimate Personalized Radiotherapy Dose in Head and Neck Cancer

Matthias M Fischer | Mathematical modelling of colon epithelium population dynamics reveals conditions for maintaining tissue homoeostasis

Michael Raatz | Of slow cells and slower decline – Phenotypic heterogeneity and treatment type in cancer

Kevin Murgas | Hierarchical Modeling of DNA Methylation Conservation in Colon Cancer


MFBM

MFBM Poster Prizes

Samarth Kadaba | Discovering Sequence-Activity Relationships using Machine Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and Gaussian Process Regressions (GPRs)

Hyundong Kim | Numerical simulation of the pattern formation in reaction-diffusion equations on time-stepped moving curved surfaces

Yun Min Song | Universally valid reduction of multiscale stochastic biochemical systems with simple non-elementary propensities

Galina Kolesova | Application of different approaches to generate virtual patient populations for QSP model of Erythropoiesis

Alex John Quijano | Evolving Contextual Semantics


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for MFBM

Sta Léa | IL-7R mathematical modelling: algebraic expressions for amplitude and EC50


MFBM Contributed Talk Prizes

Miroslav Phan | A Rejection Based Gillespie Algorithm for non-Markovian Stochastic Processes with Individual Reactant Properties

Elizabeth Trofimenkoff | An algorithm for obtaining parametric conditions for the validity of the steady-state approximation

Johannes Borgqvist | Symmetry methods for model-construction and analysis in the context of collective cell migration

Wayne Hayes | The One True Way to use GO terms to evaluate Network Alignments

Aden Forrow | Learning stochastic dynamics with measurement noise


POPD

DILISym Poster Prize for POPD

Connah Johnson | ChemChaste: Modelling chemical dynamics in spatially distributed bio-films


Merck Poster Prize for POPD

Peter Nabutanyi | Modelling Interaction of Genetic Problems in Small Populations and Minimum Viable Population Size


POPD Poster Prizes

Anuraag Bukkuri | Tortoise and the Hare: On the Contribution of Evolvability to Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Competing Species

Benjamin Garcia de Figueiredo | Investigating first-crossing statistics in movement models with home-ranging behavior

Emmanuel Adabor | On the analysis of antigenic relatedness of influenza A (H3N2) viruses

Lucy Lansch-Justen | Quantifying Stress-induced Mutagenesis


UCR Contributed Talk Prize for POPD

Peter Thompson | Using movement models to identify spatial memory in animals

Jody Reimer | Beyond the mean: incorporating small scale heterogeneity into algal bloom models using generalized polynomial chaos


POPD Contributed Talk Prizes

Arwa Abdulla Baabdulla | Homogenization of a Reaction Diffusion Equation can Explain Influenza A Virus Load Data

Léonard Dekens | Quantitative Trait in a Patchy Environment: Beneath the Gaussian Approximation


CBBS

UCR Contributed Talk Prizes for CBBS

Tara Hameed | A systematic workflow to assess the useability of data in model development

Yukitaka Ishimoto | In-vivo cell flow visualisation using deep learning and other means

Martijn de Jong | Cellular Potts model of convergent extension can explain shape variability of gastruloids

Gess Iraji | Mathematical Modeling of Clogging in Microfluidic Structures from Simple to Complex Geometries

Jackie Taylor | An advection-diffusion-aggregation model for the colony formation and vertical motility of Microcystis aeruginosa


MMPB

UCR Contributed Talk Prizes for MMPB

Minseo Kim | Revealing the Effect of Hydration on Kidney Stone Formation Through Singular Perturbation Analysis

Dongheon Lee | Hybrid Data-driven Mechanistic Modeling Approach to Describe Uncertain Intracellular Signaling Pathways

Mohit Dalwadi | Emergent robustness of bacterial quorum sensing in fluid flow


Other

PD-Value Poster Prize for OTHE

Souvadra Hati | Operating Principles of Circular Toggle Polygons


Amgen Poster Prize for OTHE

Sophie Fischer | A mechanistic model for endocrine profiles of female puberty maturation


DEI

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Financial Sub-Committee

Chair: Mark Alber

Members: Weitao Chen, Melissa Gomez

Registration Sub-Committee

Co-Chairs: Weitao Chen

Members: Jolene Britton, Melissa Gomez, Deborah Terao, Kevin Tsai

International Sub-Committees

Cooperation with ESMTB

Chair: Mark Alber

Members: Ellen Baake, Weitao Chen, Lisette de Pillis, Roeland Merks, Amber Smith

Cooperation with Asia & Oceania

Co-Chairs: Weitao Chen, Heyrim Cho

Members: Jae Kyoung Kim, Peter Kim, Gen Kurosawa, Lei Zhang

International Zoom & Tech Support Team

Lingxia Qiao, Wei Zhao, Xiaolu Guo, Adriana Zanca, Lucy Harrison, Jessica Crawshaw, Gen Kurosawa, Shingo Gibo, James Slghee Kim, Yongin Choi, Heejin Choi, Suyun Kim, Yong Dam Jeong, Yunil Roh, Sooyoun Choi, Donggu Lee, Junho Lee, Hyungchul Kim, Eui Min Jeong, Dae Wook Kim, Seokjoo Chae, Hyukpyo Hong, Yun Min Song, Youngsuk Ko, Jongmin Lee

Sponsors Sub-Committee

Chair: Denise Kirschner

Members: Mark Alber, Weitao Chen, Melissa Gomez, Amber Smith

Sponsors