The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences.

This meeting is being held jointly with the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16) , July 11-15, 2016.

The SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS16) is being co-located with this meeting, July 15-16, 2015.

Presentations at the Conference

Selected presentations from the 2016 SIAM Conferences on the Life Sciences have been captures and are available as slides with synchronized audio. In addition there are PDF’s of the slides available for printing. View presentation slides with synchronized audio.

Statement on Inclusiveness

As a professional society, SIAM is committed to providing an inclusive climate that encourages the open expression and exchange of ideas, that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and that is welcoming and comfortable to all members and to those who participate in its activities. In pursuit of that commitment, SIAM is dedicated to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, disabilities, veteran status, field of expertise, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. This philosophy extends from SIAM conferences, to its publications, and to its governing structures and bodies. We expect all members of SIAM and participants in SIAM activities to work towards this commitment.


Mobile App
A mobile app for the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting is available for download. Plug into your browser. The link will automatically detect the type of device and take you to the right place to download the app. It can also be viewed in HTML5 if you connect using your computer. You will be requested to set up an account to use the mobile app. This will allow you to share your calendar of show events across devices. You can then select AN16 from the list of 2016 SIAM events on the app or mobile site to view the schedule, browse speakers, attendees and exhibitors, view maps and building layouts, sync events with your mobile calendar, create your own show by selecting specific sessions, and more! 

To view just the AN16 sessions or the LS16 sessions, use the filter in the upper right when the schedule is open and select either AN16 or LS16. The filter can also be used to specify what kinds of sessions you wish to view.

Can’t make it to AN16 or missing a talk at the meeting? Tune into the conversation on the SIAM events app. Just go to the sessions that interest you and click on the “Discuss” button to read what attendees are saying about the talks.


fbtwitterThis year the SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences will feature up to 25 e-posters. These are large electronic displays that you can plug your laptop into to show rich, interactive material at the poster session. See more information on the submissions page. 


If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions. The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMLS16.

To RSVP to the conference on Facebook and connect with other attendees, find roommates etc., please visit


Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Robert Guy, University of California, Davis, USA
Samuel Isaacson, Boston University, USA

Organizing Committee
John M. Burke, Applied Biomath, USA
Carlos Castillo Chavez, Arizona State University, USA (AN16 liaison)
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University, USA
Boyce Griffith, University of North Carolina, USA
Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan, USA
Oliver Jensen, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Hans Othmer, University of Minnesota, USA
Peter J. Thomas, Case Western Reserve University, USA
John Tyson, Virginia Tech, USA
Guo-Wei Wei, Michigan State University, USA



The life sciences have become increasingly quantitative as new technologies facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of data ranging from complete genomic sequences of organisms to satellite imagery of forest landscapes on continental scales. As a consequence, mathematics and computational science have become crucial technologies for the study of complex models of biological processes.

The SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences brings together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of the life sciences. This conference of the activity group will provide a cross-disciplinary forum for catalyzing mathematical research relevant to the life sciences. It will facilitate rapid diffusion of new mathematical and computational methods in the life sciences, and may stimulate more researchers to work in these important areas. Mathematicians, life scientists, computational biologists, bioengineers and others interested in mathematical and computational analysis of biological systems are encouraged to attend.


Funding Agencies


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.






Important Deadlines

January 19, 2016:  Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
February 1, 2016: Contributed Lecture, Minisymposia, Poster and Minisymposteria Abstracts

The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

February 8, 2016: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

June 13, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 13, 2016

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