ECMTB 2016

The Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology of the University of Nottingham hosted the 2016 joint meeting of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology and the Society for Mathematical Biology, from 11-15 July 2016.

The conference brought together researchers from around the world to present and learn about cutting-edge research at the interface between mathematics and the life sciences.

Plenary Speakers

Workshop on careers and interdisciplinary positions

The Society for Mathematical Biology ran a workshop on careers and interdisciplinary positions for students, postdocs and faculty, on July 10th (just prior to the conference and in the same location).


ECMTB 2016 comprised plenary and contributed talks, minisymposia and poster sessions.  See this blog post for information about accepted minisymposia. Altogether, there were more than 550 talks and 190 posters, and 850 registered participants.

Most conference activities were held on the beautiful University Park Campus, located two miles from the city centre, and accommodation was available on campus in halls of residence. A new tram line and frequent buses link the campus and city centre. The conference dinner was held at Kelham Hall, a magnificent Victorian country house, built in 1863 and set within a large expanse of gardens and parklands.


The conference fees were as follows:

Early registration: by 31 March 2016







Student ESMTB/SMB Member


Late registration: by 24 June 2016







Student ESMTB/SMB Member


For ESMTB membership, apply here. For SMB membership, apply here.



The London Mathematical Society (LMS) sponsored the participation of the plenary speakers and supported the registration fees for a number of UK PhD students and participants from LMS Scheme 5 countries (where Mathematics is less developed).

Journal of Theoretical Biology

The Journal of Theoretical Biology sponsored a reception during the poster session on Thursday 14 July 2016 as well as a best poster prize.

Mathematical Biosciences journal cover


Interface sponsored various minisymposia on underlying mathematical methodologies.


University of Nottingham