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 and Promotion of Diversity, Inclusion and Equality.

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

Pre-Conference Workshops

Virtual SMB Workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Date: March 26, 2021

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

Dates: April 1 & 2, 2021

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

Registration is now open with the following options!

  • Individual Registration

      • High School, Undergraduate, & Graduate Students: $10

      • Postdoctoral Scholars: $20

      • Academic Faculty & Industry: $30 for SMB/ESMTB/JSMB members or $65 for non-members

  • Group Registration

  • General Support for Participants

  • Application for a Fee Waiver

Plenary Speakers

Named Prize Winners

C. A. Akira Okubo Prize:

Michael A. Savageau

University of California, Davis, USA

John Jungck Prize:

Carrie Diaz Eaton

Bates College, USA

Arthur Winfree Prize:

Leah Edelstein-Keshet

University of British Columbia, Canada

Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize:

Jennifer A. Flegg

University of Melbourne, Australia

Paper Prize Winners

Lee A. Segel Prize for Best Paper:

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

Lee A. Segel Prize for Best Student Paper:

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

Invited Plenary Speakers

David Basanta

Moffit Cancer Center, USA

Timothy Elston

University of North Carolina, USA

George Karniadakis

Brown University, USA

Denise Kirschner

University of Michigan, USA

Anita Layton

University of Waterloo, Canada

Submissions & Deadlines

Mini-symposium Proposal Submission

The submission period for mini-symposia proposals is now closed.

Contributed Presentation Submission

The submission period for contributed talks & posters is now closed.

Questions? Please send all inquiries to smb2021@ucr.edu.

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 | University of California, Riverside, USA

Sunny Canic | University of California, Berkeley, USA

William Cannon | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Weitao Chen | 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

Robert Guy | University of California, Davis, USA

Alexander Hoffmann | University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Chiu-Yen Kao | Claremont McKenna College, USA

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

Alison Marsden | Stanford University, USA

Roeland Merks | Leiden University, The Netherlands

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

Qing Nie | University of California, Irvine, 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 | University Of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

Dominik Wodarz | University of California, Irvine, USA

Roya Zandi | University of California, Riverside, USA

Local Organizing Committee, University of California, Riverside, USA

Heyrim Cho, Yat Tin Chow, Melissa Gomez, Jia Gou, James Marberry, Francesco Pancaldi, Mykhailo Potomkin, Qixuan Wang

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