News

  • 12/12/2013 E.P. Kightley, V. Reyes-García, K. Demps, R.V. Magtanong, V.C. Ramenzoni, G. Thampy, M. Gueze & J.R. Stepp, An empirical comparison of knowledge and skill in the context of traditional ecological knowledge, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9(71), 1-11, 2013. doi
  • 10/13/2013 The Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQBio) program invites applications from exceptional students who have strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to develop novel quantitative approaches to solve biological problems. Applications are due 12/15/2013.
  • 09/20/2013 Jim Keener will be giving the Applied Math Colloquium this Friday, September 20 in ECCR 245 at 3pm. Prof. Keener is a mathematical biologist from the Univeristy of Utah and will be talking about The dynamics of fibrin gel formation.
  • 09/12/2013 I. Mirzaev & J. GunawardenaLaplacian Dynamics on General Graphs, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 2013. doi
  • 08/31/2013 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 for more information. Review of applications begins November 18, 2013.
  • 08/02/2013 S. Sircar and D. M. BortzImpact of flow on ligand-mediated bacterial flocculation. Mathematical Biosciences 2013. doi
  • 08/01/2013 The Department of Applied Mathematics seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin August 2014. For more information and to apply, please see here.
  • 05/14/2013 Robert Austin will be giving a BioFrontiers seminar on May 14 in the JSCBB Butcher auditorium at 4pm. Prof. Austin is a physicist from Princeton and will be talking about Experiments to Test the Foundations of Natural Selection and Evolution
  • 04/05/2013 Greg Forest will be giving the the Applied Math Distinguished Research Lecture this Friday, April 5 in ECCR 265 at 3pm. Prof. Forest is an applied mathematician from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and will be talking about The Virtual Lung Project at UNC.
  • 03/29/2013 Ted Galanthay has just accepted a job as an assistant professor in the mathematics department at Ithaca College. Congratulations to Ted!
  • 02/15/2013 Chris Curtis has just accepted a job as an assistant professor in the mathematics department at San Diego State University. Congratulations to Chris!
  • 01/11/2013 E. C. Conrad, Y.-Y. HsuD. 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. BortzPropagation 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!
  • 10/17/2012 Sarthok Sircar will be giving the APPM Dynamics & Complex Systems seminar on October 17 in ECOT 226 at 3:30. He will be talking on the Kinetics of passive and active gels.
  • 9/21/2012 Greg Dwyer will be giving the colloquium in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at 3:30pm in Ramaley N1B23. Prof. Dwyer is a mathematical ecologist from the University of Chicago.
  • 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 for more information. Review of applications begins November 1, 2012.
  • 8/01/2012 See the updated Bortz group poster. It is a snapshot of the current group membership and projects.
  • 7/20/2012 The NSF proposal submitted by David Bortz on Microbial Flocculation Dynamics has been recommended for funding. It is being supported by DMS (Mathematical Biology), DBI and CBET.
  • 7/01/2012 Sarthok Sircar 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!
  • 3/2/2012 Michael Waterman will be giving the Applied Math colloquium on Friday 3/2 at 3pm in ECCR 265. Prof. Waterman will be speaking on Sequence Comparison Without Alignment.

  • 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. 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.
  • 10/21/2011 Martin Sotola has won an UROP Individual Award! Congratulations Martin!
  • 10/10/2011 Victoria Gershuny and Ben Noe have won a UROP Team Award! Congratulations Victoria and Ben!
  • 10/07/2011 Itai Cohen will be giving the Applied Math colloquium on Friday 10/7 at 3pm in ECCR245. Prof. Cohen will be speaking on The Flight of the Fruit Fly.
  • 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.
  • 01/12/2009 The Mathematical Biology Course APPM 4390/5390 has begun.