2018 Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference (MMBC)

May 19–20, 2018 | Student Union, UW-La Crosse

The Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference (MMBC) will highlight current and future research trends in mathematical biology.

Faculty, students and scientists are invited to engage in collaborative discussions on their research and curriculum endeavors.

MMBC will feature:

  • A diverse array of presentations (ranging from theoretical ecology and epidemiology to computational neuroscience)
  • A poster session
  • Two workshops
    • R Bootcamp: A gentle introduction to the R programming language and its uses in mathematical biology.
    • Ecological Data Science: Increasingly, ecologists require data science to study their interactions and guide natural resource management. Participants will be introduced to data science skills and show how they may be applied to ecological systems.
  • Networking opportunities & stimulating discussions

For the past nine years, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has fostered an active research group in Mathematical Biology. Collaborations between the Mathematics and Biology departments have resulted in numerous papers, national grants, and the establishment of the MMBC.

MMBC is sponsored in part by the Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology: Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance. The Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) is a consortium created to promote research and education in biomathematics. With IBA, we strive to bring together institutions both academic and non-academic to form a collaborative community in the pursuit of advancing biomathematics, ecology, and related areas for the researchers, educators of the mathematical and biological sciences, and active scholars. In doing so, we provide a wide range of expertise, resources, and opportunities that are only available when we work together as a community.


La Crosse, WI is a beautiful city located on the Mississippi River surrounded by forested bluffs. It is home to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center and the La Crosse District’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Resources office.  In addition, the area is a well-known destination for recreationists seeking hiking, cycling and kayaking opportunities. 

UWL is a proud institutional member of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA). The IBA is a diverse multi-institutional consortium that sponsors synergistic activities among biomathematician researchers, educators, and students in order to promote academic opportunities.

We hope to see you in May!