Mathematical Biology at the University of Colorado.
- Welcome to the Mathematical Biology Group in the Applied Mathematics Department.
- 01/11/2013 E. C. Conrad, Y.-Y. Hsu, D. M. Bortz, & J. G. Younger, "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Complement C5a Production within Bacterial Extracellular Polymeric Substance". Journal of Innate Immunity 5(2), 2013. doi, (cover art!).
- 12/20/2012 C. W. Curtis and D. M. Bortz, "Propagation of fronts in the Fisher-Kolmogorov equation with quadratically varying diffusion". Phys. Rev. E, 86(6), 066108, Dec. 2012. doi arXiv:1207.1097
- 12/14/2012 The most recent issue of the Arts & Sciences Magazine has an article about David Bortz's recent grant on microbial flocculation.
- 11/15/2012 Jason Hammond has successfully defended his dissertation "Analysis and Simulation of Partial Differential Equations in Mathematical Biology: Applications to Bacterial Biofilms and Fisher's Equation." He has accepted a permanent position at AFRL in Albequerque and will be starting in January. Congratulations Dr. Hammond!
- 9/04/2012 The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado in Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position from candidates seeking to develop an innovative research program that addresses significant problems in biology or medicine at the interface with the physical sciences, mathematics, and/or computer science. is looking for its next interdisciplinary faculty member. See the advertisement here for more information. Review of applications begins November 1, 2012.
- 8/01/2012 The updated Bortz group poster is here. It is a snapshot of the current group membership and projects.
- 7/01/2012 Sarthok Sircar who has joined our group as a postdoc. He comes to us from the mathematical biology group at Utah with an expertise in the mathematics of soft materials. Welcome Dr. Sircar!
- 6/23/2012 The Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQBio) has recently won an NSF IGERT graduate training grant! We are looking for exceptional students who have strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to develop novel quantitative approaches to solve biological problems. Applications are due 12/15/2012.
- 5/25/2012 Several members of the group will be attend the SMB annual meeting this year in Knoxville, TN. The minisymposia MS2: Modeling, simulation, and validation of the biomechanics of microbial communities and MS31: Experimental design for dynamical system models in biology have both been accepted. Jason Hammond and Sarthok Sircar will be speaking in MS2 and Vanja Dukic and David Bortz will be speaking in MS31.
- 3/30/2012 Kristine Snyder (CU Applied Math PhD 2011) has won an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology. Congratulations Dr. Synder!
- 11/22/2011 The Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQBio) is an exciting graduate program recently created at CU. Major research areas in this program include mathematical and computational biology and students can apply to any one of eight departments. See (here) for more information. Applications are due December 15, 2011.
- 10/21/2011 The mathematical biology group announces open postdoc positions to work in the group of David Bortz. Please apply here.
- 09/09/2011 The NIH proposal submitted by John Younger and David Bortz on the Immune Complement Cascade has been funded.
- 08/23/2011 Dua Chaker and Stephen Kissler have won 2011 Provost Achievement Awards! These highly competitive scholarships are given to only a handful of CU juniors each year. Congratulations Dua and Stephen!
- 06/24/2011 Erin Byrne has successfully defended her dissertation "The Post-fragmentation Probability Density for Bacterial Aggregates." She will be starting a postdoc at Harvey Mudd in August. Congratulations Dr. Byrne!
- 04/07/2011 Kristine Snyder has successfully defended her dissertation "Tuning and Control in Human Locomotion." Congratulations Dr. Snyder!
- 12/03/2010 Eric Shea-Brown will be giving the APPM Colloquium on Friday. Prof. Shea-Brown is a researcher in mathematical neuroscience at the University of Washington.
- 10/18/2010 There is an exciting new graduate program at CU in Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQBio). The program lies at the intersection of Mathematical Biology, Computational Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, and Image Analysis. The website is now live and applications are due January 5, 2011.
- 04/06/2010 Matanya Horowitz has won an NSF graduate fellowship. These fellowships are the premier graduate fellowships in the country. Congratulations Matanya!
- 03/30/2010 Toni Klopfenstein will be participating in the SAMSI Undergraduate Modeling Workshop.
- 03/12/2010 Erin Byrne is giving a talk in the math biology seminar at U. Michigan.
- 05/01/2009 Check out all the excellent projects created by the students in the Math Bio class (APPM 4390/5390).
- 04/17/2009 The NIH proposal submitted by John Younger and David Bortz on the Biomechanics of Bacteremia has been funded.
- 03/26/2009 Several group members will be speaking at this summer's SIAM annual meeting in Denver. Jason Hammond will be speaking about traveling wave solutions in spatial genetics. The minisymposia MS03/MS10 "Biofilm-Flow Interactions" and MS71 "Modeling of Large-Scale Metabolic Networks - Theoretical and Computational Advances" have also been accepted. Erin Byrne will be speaking in MS03 and David Biagioni will be speaking in MS71.