La Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area (BaMBA) at #UCDavis 11/22

Got this in the old email tubes (note – I spoke at BaBMA a few years back – great meeting).

Dear Colleagues,

The Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area (BaMBA) Day is an annual meeting aimed at creating a fairly informal atmosphere to explore the role of mathematics in biology. Going beyond traditional applied mathematics, the topics include sophisticated computational methods, biophysical methods, discrete mathematics and topological methods. Our goal is to encourage dialogue between researchers and students from different disciplines in an atmosphere that promotes the open exchange of ideas and viewpoints to discuss the role of mathematics in modern molecular biology. Please join us for a day full of enticing discussions!

BaMBA 9 will be held 9am-6pm on Saturday, November 22nd, in 1002 Geidt Hall on the UC Davis campus. The talks by keynote speakers will be followed by a poster session.

Keynote speakers:

Ileana Streinu, Smith College

Sean Mooney, Buck Institute

Michael Levitt, Stanford

Sharon Aviran, UC Davis

Stephen Kowalczykowski, UC Davis

Participation in BaMBA is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to 150, and the registration deadline is Monday November 17th, 2014. Undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs involved in mathematical and computational investigations of biological systems are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. For more information, please visit the BaMBA website at .


The BaMBA 9 Organizing Committee:

Javier Arsuaga (Mathematics and Molecular & Cellular Biology, UC Davis)

Sami Khuri (Computer Science, SJSU)

Michael Levitt (Computational Structural Biology, Stanford)

Mariel Vazquez (Mathematics and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UC Davis)


National Science Foundation

UC Davis departments of Mathematics, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

UC Davis Colleges of Biological Sciences

UC Davis College of Letters and Science, Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Previous meetings:

BaMBA 8, UC Berkeley


BaMBA 6, Stanford

BaMBA 5, UC Santa Cruz

BaMBA 4, UC Davis

BaMBA 3, San Jose State University

BaMBA 2, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley

BaMBA 1, San Francisco State University

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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