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Mathematical Medicine & Biology: A Journal of the IMA Best Paper Prize

To celebrate the Journal's 30th year of publication, we launched a best paper prize, recognising the most outstanding research published in the Journal. The prize is £1000 and will be awarded every two years at the Society of Mathematical Biology annual conference.

2015 Best Paper Prize winner

We are proud to announce the winning paper of the 2015 Best Paper Prize:

Angela M. Jarrett, N. G. Cogan, and M. E. Shirtliff
Modelling the interaction between the host immune response, bacterial dynamics and inflammatory damage in comparison with immunomodulation and vaccination experiments

The authors are commended for their careful development and analysis of a mathematical model that brings valuable insights to experimental data and new understanding of an important biological application.

2017 Best Paper Prize

Any paper submitted to Mathematical Medicine & Biology between January 2015 and December 2016, and subsequently accepted for publication in the journal, will automatically be considered for the 2017 £1000 Best Paper Prize. All entries will be judged by a committee drawn from the Editorial Board and will be announced at the SMB annual conference in 2017. The prize will be awarded to the authors of the paper deemed by the committee to show the greatest originality and significance, particularly in combining mathematical depth with biological or biomedical impact.

This is an open competition and no restrictions on authorship will be imposed, except that Co-Editors are ineligible and no Associate Editor who is an author of a candidate paper can serve on the judging committee.

Oliver Jensen
Jim Keener
John King

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