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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville requests nominations and applications of individuals to lead NIMBioS. We seek an internationally-recognized biologist or mathematician with extensive experience working at the interface of these two fields. For more information, click here.
The results produced from NIMBioS research activities are important in measuring our success.
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NIMBioS hosts a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology. The seminar for Tuesday, April 15, 3:30 p.m. has been canceled due to travel cancellations. The planned speaker was Michael Lynch, Biology, Indiana Univ., Bloomington. His topic: Mutation, Drift and the Origin of Subcellular Features. For a PDF flyer describing Dr. Lynch's talk, click here. NIMBioS seminars are available for viewing via live streaming during the seminar and are later archived as video on NIMBIoS' YouTube channel.
Seminars are held in Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Light refreshments are served in Room 206 beginning 30 minutes before NIMBioS seminars.
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In many group-living species, high-rank individuals bully their group-mates to get what they want, but their contribution is key to success in conflict with other groups, according to a study that sheds new light on the evolutionary roots of cooperation and group conflict. In a series of mathematical models, researchers from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and the University of Oxford uncovered a mechanism for explaining how between-group conflict influences within-group cooperation and how genes for this behavior might be maintained in the population by natural selection. Read the full story.Citation: Gavrilets S, Fortunato L. 2014. A solution to the collective action problem in between-group conflict with within-group inequality. Nature Communications. [Open access online]
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NIMBioS is pleased to announce the 20 participants selected for the 2014 Summer Research Experience (SRE) for undergraduates and teachers program. The program will run for eight weeks this summer from June 9-August 1. Participants from all over the country will work in teams with NIMBioS postdocs and UT faculty on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. For more information about this year's projects and the complete roster of participants, click here.More Education/Outreach news >>
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Tutorial: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, to be held Aug 4-9, 2014, at NIMBioS, co-sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the American Society of Naturalists. Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements. This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data. Application deadline: May 1, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the tutorial and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS/BioQUEST Workshop: Biology by Numbers: Bringing Math to the High School Biology Classroom, to be held July 23-25, 2014, at NIMBioS. The program will feature hands-on experience with inquiry activities that use real data, tools for graphing, modeling, and much more. The University of Tennessee's popular Biology in a Box will supply some of the activities integrating math and science. The workshop will be led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula. Application deadline: June 6, 2014. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups, Investigative Workshops, and Sabbatical Fellows are considered two times per year, with deadlines on March 1 and September 1. Requests for Short-term Visits are considered at any time, but applications should be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the proposed visit date.
All areas of research at the interface of
biology and mathematics will be considered, but we are especially
interested in activities expanding beyond the areas of research
supported to date. Potential organizers of activities in areas of
molecular biology, cell biology, network biology, immunology and systems
biology are particularly encouraged to submit requests for support of
Working Groups or Investigative Workshops.
NIMBioS considers applications for postdoctoral scholarship two times per year, with deadlines on September 1 and December 11.
We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/ computational approaches. Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at
NIMBioS is pleased to offer fellowships for visits to NIMBioS for up to several months by graduate students interested in pursuing research with NIMBioS senior personnel, postdoctoral fellows or working group participants. The program is designed to facilitate graduate student training while fostering research at the interface of mathematics and biology. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, click here.