Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting - 2023

Celebrating SMB's 50th Anniversary at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

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Important dates:

Sunday, July 16 - Friday July 21, 2023

Date Scheduled Event
Sunday, July 16 Opening Reception
July 17 – July 20 Full conference days
Wednesday, July 19 Conference banquet
Friday, July 21 Conference ends after morning sessions
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The Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University

How to navigate this schedule:

There are multiple ways to navigate the schedule. You may browse by subgroup, below:

Alternatively, click on any box in the full schedule below to view the full list of parallel tracks (e.g. click "Minisymposium 1" to view all minisymposia at that time).

Pre-conference Program

Sunday, July 16, 2023

The day before the conference (Sunday, July 16, 2023) will consist of registration, an opening reception, and an early-career mentoring workshop. All times shown are local (US Eastern time zone).

Time Scheduled Event
11:00am - 5:30pm Early Career Workshop
4:30 - 8:00pm Registration
6:00 - 8:00pm Opening reception

Conference Schedule

*Schedule subject to change. Check back soon for regular updates.

Day 1
Monday (July 17)
Day 2
Tuesday (July 18)
Day 3
Wednesday (July 19)
Day 4
Thursday (July 20)
Day 5
Friday (July 21)
8:30am Opening & welcome
9:00am Plenary 1
Santiago Schnell
Plenary 3
Trachette Jackson
Plenary 5
Presentations from Paper Prize Winners
Plenary 6
Paul Macklin
DEI Session
10:00am Break (30 minutes)
10:30am Minisymposium 1 Minisymposium 3 Minisymposium 5 Minisymposium 6 Minisymposium 8
12:30pm Buffet Lunch
Mentor Lunch
Buffet Lunch
Q&A with the BMB
Diversity Lunch
Buffet Lunch
NSF Math Biology
Buffet Lunch
1:30pm Plenary 2
Ivana Bozic
Plenary 4
SMB Past Presidents
SMB General Assembly & Award Ceremony Plenary 7
Maria Rodriguez Martinez
Hocking Hills Hiking Trip
2:30pm Contributed talks 1 Contributed talks 2 Excursions


NIAID/SMB Workshop
Contributed talks 3
3:30pm Break (30 minutes) Break (30 minutes)
4:00pm Minisymposium 2 Minisymposium 4 Minisymposium 7
6:00pm Poster session 1
& reception

Brewery Tour
Simulations Plus Workshop
Poster session 2
& reception


Organizing committee:

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Local organizing committee:

Laura Kubatko, chair
Adriana Dawes
Joe Tien
Mary Ann Horn
Janet Best
Adrian Lam
Grzegorz Rempala

Scientific organizing committee:

Adriana Dawes
Joe Tien
Mary Ann Horn
Jane Heffernan
Hayriye Gulbudak

Columbus Ohio:

For more information, please visit

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Quick facts:
  • 14th most populous city in the U.S.
  • Serviced by John Glenn International Airport
  • Home to numerous sports teams:
    • Columbus Crew (MLS)
    • Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
    • Columbus Clippers (IL)
  • Vibrant arts district and nearby neighborhoods:
    • Short North
    • Downtown and Franklinton
    • German Village/Brewery District
    • The Arena District
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens