MathBioSys Annual Meeting 2022

Date & Time

The NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys) initiative created innovative, collaborative research centers at the intersection of mathematics and molecular, cellular, and organismal biology, establishing new connections between mathematical sciences and biological sciences and promoting interdisciplinary education and workforce training. The annual meeting will cover recent progress and provide an arena for discussion and engagement.

NSF-Simons Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology – Georgia Institute of Technology
Heitsch, Christine — PI/Director
Lu, Hang — Co-I/Associate Director

NSF-Simons Center for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology – Harvard University
Murray, Andrew — PI/Chair and Center Director

NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate Research – University of California, Irvine
Nie, Qing – PI/Director

NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology – Northwestern University
Carthew, Richard W. — PI/Center Director

Speakers List:
Christine Heitsch, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Asja Radja, Harvard University
Gautam Reddy, Harvard University
Qing Nie, University of California, Irvine
Arthur Lander, University of California, Irvine
Madhav Mani, Northwestern University
Antonio Auffinger, Northwestern University

  • Agendaplus--large

    Thursday, April 7

    9:30 AM Christine Heitsch
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMHang Lu
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMQing Nie | Multiscale Spatiotemporal Analysis of Single-Cell Genomics data
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMArthur Lander | The Fragility of Controlled Growth
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMAsja Radja | Deciphering the physical rules of biological patterns: how marine glass skeletons form from biological foams

    Friday, April 8

    9:30 AMGautam Reddy | Predictability and randomness in phenotypic evolution
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AM Antonio Auffinger
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMMadhav Mani | Geometry as Destiny: The Language of Embryos
  • Participation & Fundingplus--large

    Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.

    Group A – PIs and Speakers
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Business-class or premium economy airfare will be booked for all flights over five hours.

    Group B – Out-of-town Participants
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Economy-class airfare will be booked for all flights.

    Group C – Local Participants
    Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.

    Group D – Remote Participants
    Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

  • Travel & Hotelplus--large

    Air and Train
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A and B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car
    For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.

    Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    The James NoMad Hotel
    22 E 29th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 28th and 29th Streets)

    For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.

  • COVID-19 Policyplus--large

    ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.

  • Reimbursementplus--large

    Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.

  • Contactsplus--large

    Travel & Hotel Assistance
    Ovation Travel Team

    Meeting Questions & Assistance
    Emily Klein
    Event Coordinator, MPS, Simons Foundation
    (646) 751-1262

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