Society for Mathematical Biology Conference

Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Joint Mathematical Epidemiology and Mathematical Immunology Mid-Year Mini Subgroup Virtual Conference
February 27-28, 2022 (Eastern Standard Time)

Theme:  "Epidemiology meets Immunology and Vice Versa - Linking Math Epidemiology to Math Immunology”

Note: Participants will be provided a Zoom link after they have registered.

Key Note Speakers (Speaking order will likely change)
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Dr. Jane Heffernan, PhD
Faculty of Science - Department of Mathematics & Statistics, York Research Chair (Tier II) Multi-Scale Methods for Evidence-based Health Policy; Director of the Centre for Disease Modelling 
Title: Modelling Immunity
Dr. Olivia Prosper, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Tennessee
Title: Multi-scale modeling of malaria parasite diversity
Dr. Stanca M. Ciupe, PhD
Professor of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
Title: The role of testing in COVID-19 control
Dr. Joshua T. Schiffer, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch; Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Title: A herpes virologist’s guide to SARS-CoV-2

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Cluster Topics:
  • How much do we really know about immunology?
  • Does incorporating multiple scales really bring enhanced understanding of a system?
  • What is the value of data-free and/or data-driven models?
Panelists: Moderated by TBD
Dr. Fred Adler (University of Utah)
Dr. Lauren Childs (Virginia Tech )
Dr. Veronika I. Zarnitsyna (Emory University)
PANEL SESSION: Honoring Prof. Fred Brauer
This session honors Prof. Fred Brauer who passed away on 10-17-2021 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Prof. Brauer was a kind man, a good mentor who made impactful contributions to the field of Mathematical Biology, especially in Mathematical Epidemiology. He will be truly missed.
Panelists: Moderated by TBD
  • Prof. Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Retired)
  • Prof. Daniel Coombs (Professor and Head, Mathematics Department, Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of British Columbia)
  • Prof.  Zhilan Feng (NSF-DMS Program Director, Purdue University)
  • Dr. Jummy Funke David (Postdoctoral Research Visitor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Institute for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (LIAM, York University, Canada), Prof. Aziz Yakubu (Howard University)
  • Prof. Aziz Yakubu (Department of Mathematics, Howard University)
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