3rd Annual Symposium Schedule



Panels and talks will take place on Bluejeans Events. Coffee Breaks with Q&A will take place in spatial.chat.


Monday, December 7th
12  noon     Welcome
12:15 – 1:00                     

Panel #1: How do we know when a biology question needs a mathematician? Tim Elston (UNC) & Carina Curto (Penn. State)

1:00 – 1:15  “Coffee break” and Q&A
1:15 – 1:45 Discrete models for understanding mechanisms of RNA-mediated DNA break repair. Margherita Ferrari (SCMB; USF) & Youngkyu Jeon (SCMB; GT)    
1:45 – 2:15                               Applications of independent set algorithms to benchmarking with sequence data. Samantha Petti (NSF-Simons Center at Harvard)    
2:15 – “Coffee break” and Q&A


Tuesday, December 8th

Panel #2: What can we learn from embedding in each other’s spaces?

SCMB Junior Researchers

1:00 – 1:15  “Coffee break” and Q&A
1:15 –1:45

Agent-based modeling of emergent patterning within stem cell colonies.

Daniel Cruz (SCMB; GT)     

1:45 – 2:15 

Zebrafish airineme optimize between ballistic search and diffusive search    

Sohyeon Park (CMCF; UCI)     

2:15 – “Coffee break” and Q&A
Wednesday, December 9th

Panel #3: Oh, the places you could go! Employment opportunities for math-bio trainees.

1:00 – 1:15  “Coffee break” and Q&A
1:15 –1:45

Understanding the shape of movement in C. elegans.

Ashleigh Thomas (SCMB; UF) & Shivesh Chaudhary (SCMB; GT)    

1:45 – 2:15 

Topological data analysis of zebrafish skin patterns.

Alexandria Volkening (CQuB; Northwestern)      

2:15 –  “Coffee break” and Q&A


Thursday, December 10th

Plenary Lecture: Algebraic systems biology

Heather Harrington (Oxford)

1:00 – 3:00  Poster Session

Symposium Ends


A NSF-Simons MathBioSys Research Center