Predictive Modeling in Biology and Medicine Conference

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predictive modeling conference

November 17th - 19th, 2023 - University of California, Riverside


LocationTalks will be held in Alumni & Visitors Center
almuni center

The conference will focus on recent progress in mathematical and computational modeling of biological systems, model translational predictions in biology and medicine and data-driven and machine learning methodologies in biology. The conference will bring together researchers at different stages of their career to exchange ideas and novel approaches as well as to promote interdisciplinary collaborations with the special focus on promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Special sub-workshop on the development of DEI in Education and Research will be held on the first day, November 17th, 2023.

Registration is Free

* The number of seats in the Center is limited and, therefore, we would like to encourage potential participants to register soon.

Please Register Here

*Travel Support Requests

We invite graduate students, postdoctoral associates and undergraduate students, especially those from under-represented groups, to apply for travel support to attend the conference. The decision on providing support will be determined based on the information provided by the applicant on  the registration web page and the availability of funds. Applications received by September 30th, 2023 will be given full consideration and priority will be given to students and postdoctoral associates who are presenting posters.



Mark Alber, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside 

Weitao Chen, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside

Heyrim Cho, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside 

Yiwei Wang, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside 

Uduak George, Department of Mathematics, San Diego State University

Roya Zandi, Department of Physics, University of California, Riverside


Plenary Speakers

Sunčica Čanić, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley - Title/Abstract

Alexander Hoffmann, Thomas M. Asher Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG), Director, Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCB), University of California, Los Angeles - Title/Abstract

Reinhard Laubenbacher, Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Systems Medicine, University of Florida- Title/Abstract

Philip K. Maini, Director, Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, UK (online lecture) - Title/Abstract

Roeland Merks, Professor, Director of the Lorentz Center, Leiden University, The Netherlands - Title/Abstract

Santiago Schnell, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, Professor, University of Notre Dame

Suzanne Sindi, Professor and the Chair of Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced

Amber Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and the Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Title/Abstract


Invited Speakers

Belinda S. Akpa, Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Title/Abstract

Paul Atzberger, University of California, Santa Barbara - Title/Abstract

William Cannon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Title/Abstract

Maria D’Orsogna, California State University, Northridge - Title/Abstract

German Enciso, University of California, Irvine - Title/Abstract

Uduak George, San Diego State University

Marcella Gomez, University of California, Santa Cruz

Brittany Bannish Laverty, University of Central Oklahoma - Title/Abstract

Lisette de Pillis, Professor, Harvey Mudd College  - Title/Abstract

Padmini Rangamani, University of California, San Diego

Russell Rockne, City of Hope



Friday, November 17th
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Refreshments  
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks  
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Plenary Talk Philip Maini (online) - Combining theory and experiment to move forward in understanding collective cell migration
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Plenary Talk/Public Lecture Sunčica Čanić - A Mathematical and Computational Approach to the Design of a Bioartificial Pancreas
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Poster Section  
  Workshop Workshop on Promotion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Education and Research
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Talk Suzanne Sindi
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Plenary Talk Amber Smith - Modeling Immune Responses to Influenza Infections and Coinfections
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. Panel Discussion  
4:50 - 5:00 p.m. Coffee Break  
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion  
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner  
Saturday, November 18th
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Refreshments  
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Plenary Talks Alexander Hoffman - Nongenetic heterogeneity of B-cells and antibody affinity maturation
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Invited Talk Paul Atzburger - Strategies and tools for data-driven modeling and simulation of biological soft materials and stochastic non-linear dynamics
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Invited Talk William Cannon - Predicting Cellular Regulation from Natural Selection, Thermodynamics and Control Theory
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break  
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Invited Talk Brittany Bannish Laverty - Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Blood Clot Degradation
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Invited Talk Marcella Gomez
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Poster Session  
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Talk Reinhard Laubenbacher - Multi-scale modeling of the early immune response to respiratory infections
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Invited Talk Belinda S. Akpa - Start with the end in mind: systems modeling to inform molecular design
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Invited Talk German Enciso
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Invited Talk Uduak George
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Invited Talk Russell Rockne
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner  
Sunday, November 19th
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Refreshments  
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Plenary Talk Santiago Schnell
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Plenary Talk Roeland Merks - Hybrid cellular Potts modeling of cell-extracellular matrix interactions driving cell shape, cell migration and collective cell behavior
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break  
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Invited Talk Padmini Rangamani
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Invited Talk Lisette de Pillis
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Invited Talk Maria D'orsogna
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break  
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Poster Session  
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks  



Mark Alber, UC Riverside 

Weitao Chen, UC Riverside