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
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
Thursday, April 7
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Christine Heitsch 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Hang Lu 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Qing Nie | Multiscale Spatiotemporal Analysis of Single-Cell Genomics data 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM Arthur Lander | The Fragility of Controlled Growth 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM Asja Radja | Deciphering the physical rules of biological patterns: how marine glass skeletons form from biological foams 5:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
Friday, April 8
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Gautam Reddy | Predictability and randomness in phenotypic evolution 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Antonio Auffinger 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Madhav Mani | Geometry as Destiny: The Language of Embryos 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Participation & Funding
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 & Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.