SMIDDY Newsletter (23.01.2013)

Topics:
1. Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics to be held in Zurich on September 13, 2013
2. Postdoc position in evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
3. International Conference on Models in Population Dynamics and Ecology (MPDE’13), 26-29 August 2013, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

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1. Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics to be held in Zurich on September 13, 2013

We are happy to announce that the fourth Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics (SMIDDY) will be co-organized by the ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the University Hospital of Zurich.

More information about registration and abstract submission will follow soon.

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2. Postdoc position in evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

The Park lab in the Ecology School, University of Georgia is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral associate with interests in the evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases and a strong background in modeling/computation applied to population biology. The lab uses modeling and computational techniques to study the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. Interested applicants are first encouraged to familiarize themselves with the research interests of lab members (geospiza.ecology.uga.edu/parklab). As the successful applicant will be given freedom to develop their own research questions, applicants are asked to submit (1) CV, (2) short statement of intended research plan (1-2 pages) by email to Dr Andrew Park (awpark@uga.edu). Applicants are also requested to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed to Dr Park. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the position includes health and retirement benefits. Informal enquiries by email are welcome. Start date could be as early as 1st March, 2013 and applications received by 11th February, 2013 will be given full consideration.

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3. International Conference on Models in Population Dynamics and Ecology (MPDE’13), 26-29 August 2013, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Website: http://www.usf.uos.de/mpde13/
Email: mpde13(at)uni-osnabrueck.de

Since 2007, the annual MPDE conferences aim at the enlightenment of ecosystem dynamics on all scales via various mathematical, computational and interdisciplinary methods. We have had the MPDE’12 at Santa Maria in Brazil last September and would like to invite you to Osnabrueck in Germany this August.

So far, the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology and the Society for Mathematical Biology (USA) have agreed to partially support the meeting. Further funding is applied for.

The registration is open now. Please download the registration form as well as the proposal forms for minisymposia, contributed talks and/or posters from the website. Please note the given submission deadlines.

Final information on conference fees will be available in April.

Some 2013 TOPICS are:
– Bioinvasions and epidemic spread
– Biological and ecological networks
– Biological flows
– Dynamic energy budget modeling
– Ecological pattern formation
– Epidemiology and ecoepidemiology
– Evolutionary dynamics
– Individual and collective dynamics
– Noise in bio- and ecodynamics
– Scaling and aggregation