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Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS



The 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony, to be held Oct 28-29, 2016, at the University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, TN, hosted by NIMBioS and co-organizer SAMSI. This will be the ninth conference since 2000, held every other year, with the location rotating among NSF Mathematics Institutes. The conference includes scientific talks, poster presentations, panel discussions, opportunities for discussion and interaction, and the awarding of the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Prize to Dr. Mariel Vazquez, Professor of Mathematics and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Davis. Deadline to register: Sep 30, 2016. For more information about the conference and how to apply click here.


NSF Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop (at SACNAS)

Nine NSF mathematics institutes, including NIMBioS, are pleased to offer the 2016 Modern Math Workshop (MMW), their annual pre-event for the SACNAS National Conference, to be held Oct 12 – 13, 2016, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach CA. Part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, the MMW is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs in building their research networks. The MMW includes a Research Session for graduate students and recent PhDs, two half-day Undergraduate Mini-courses, and a keynote lecture by Joseph Teran (Mathematics, UCLA), an expert in using applied mathematics for special effects in movies and related areas such as virtual surgery. Deadline to register: Oct 1, 2016. For more information about the conference and how to apply click here.

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Requests for Visits to NIMBioS

NIMBioS hosts short-term supported visitors and self-supported visitors to assist their efforts in carrying out research that conforms to the mission of NIMBioS to foster research at the interface between mathematics and biology. Visitors will work on-site at NIMBioS and may link this visit with a Working Group or other activity at NIMBioS. Applications for Short-term Visits are considered 4 times a year with the following deadlines for submitting the requests: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1 and Nov 1. Proposed visit dates MUST be at least 6 weeks after the submission deadline. Applications will not be considered until the deadline has passed.

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Requests for NIMBioS Support

Requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups and Investigative Workshops are considered two times per year, with deadlines on Mar 1 and Sep 1. 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.


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