The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) is hosting a novel online colloquium in important and emerging areas of mathematical biology. These web-based colloquia give individuals and groups the opportunity to watch talks and ask questions of the speaker. Audience members can interact with leading researchers, either from their classroom or the comfort of their own office. These interactive colloquia are held monthly on Wednesdays at noon Eastern Standard Time. If you are unable to make a talk, you can view it on-demand at a later date. All talks from the 2016-2017 academic year are now available on the MBI website.
The MBI Colloquium has several goals. The colloquium presents an opportunity to create local math biology communities, with get-togethers organized around the monthly talks; enables large numbers of researchers to hear about recent advances in the field; and facilitates access to top-notch speakers for researchers and students at smaller schools.
This year’s talks, and details of how to connect to them, are available on the MBI website. Jim Collins (Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will give the first fall 2017 talk on Wednesday, September 20. Subsequent fall talks will feature John Tyson (Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech), Kristin Swanson (Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix), and Lisa Fauci (Department of Mathematics, Tulane University).