The European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) promotes excellent activities on theoretical approaches and mathematical tools in biology and medicine in a European and wider context. This goal is pursued by encouraging community networking and scientific collaboration, as well as the organization of summer schools and conferences, in particular of the bi-annual European Conference in Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB). ESMTB also organizes online colloquia in topics of interest to its members, awards travel grants and prizes such as the Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award and the Ovide Arino Outreach Award and it selects the paper winning the Karl-Peter-Hadeler Prize of the Journal of Mathematical Biology. An annual report is published yearly, the ESMTB Communications, available for download on our website
 The Board conducts its actions mainly through online meetings; it meets in person during the ECMTBs. A substantial part of the work and decisions are done, of course, by e-mail.
 In 2023 the ESMTB members will elect (via electronic ballots managed by the current Board) four new Board members, whose period of office will run from January 2024 through December 2029.

The call is now open for mathematical and theoretical biologists, who are invited to candidate themselves for the position of ESMTB Board Member.
Candidates should communicate their intention to become part of the Board by sending an email to the current ESMTB Secretary (Sílvia Cuadrado, attaching a photograph and a statement (up to 1000 characters) describing their scientific activities and interests as well as their plans for ESMTB. These should be sent no later than 31st May 2023.

In order for the Board to present the candidate to the public, the statement must include the following consent: "I consent to the diffusion of my personal details and of the present statement to the ESMTB audience through the ESMTB website, Newsletter, Communications and social media accounts, as well as through other presentation or media that ESMTB will deem appropriate to inform their audience about the candidates for the next Board elections. I further consent to receiving information about the elections and ESMTB meetings via email and personal communication."
The election will take place in October, 2023, where active members will express a preference for up to 4 candidates via their personal area within the ESMTB website. Results will be announced by October 31st, 2023 and a joint Board meeting will be scheduled for December 2023, in order to effect the transition between the old and new Board members.

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