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Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS



National Science Foundation INCLUDES Conference on Multi-Scale Evaluation in STEM Education

This conference to be held February 23-24, 2017, at NIMBioS will enhance participants' abilities to develop an evaluation plan that meets the needs of an INCLUDES Alliance Project. An online webinar will be held February 9, and a tutorial onsite at NIMBioS will be held on February 22.

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Species' Range Shifts in a Warming World

Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Species' Range Shifts in a Warming World, to be held May 3-5, 2017, at NIMBioS. This workshop will combine mathematical and computational approaches from different fields to link and utilize large but underused datasets developed over decades and lay foundations for genuinely interdisciplinary, collaborative paleoecological science. Application deadline: Feb 1, 2017. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop 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.


Joint 2017 MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Program:
Connecting Biological Data with Mathematical Models

This graduate program, to be held June 19-23, 2017, at NIMBioS, will have instructors from across North America whose research expertise is mathematical modeling in biological systems using real data. The program will include lectures on techniques and modeling using specific data sets, and there will be computer activities focusing on learning techniques and sessions to receive feedback on participants' own research problems. Application deadline: February 3, 2017. For full details and how to apply, click here.

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2017 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers

NIMBioS is now taking applications for its eight-week long Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE). The program takes place June 5 - July 28, 2017, on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Application deadline: February 15, 2017. For full details including 2017 projects and application information, click here.
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Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models

Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Tutorial: Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models, to be held Jun 26–28, 2017, at NIMBioS. This tutorial will focus on uncertainty quantification in mathematical models in the life sciences and will provide researchers with the basic concepts, theory, and algorithms necessary to quantify input and response uncertainties and to perform sensitivity analysis for simulation models. Concepts to be covered may include: probability and statistics, parameter selection techniques, frequentist and Bayesian model calibration, propagation of uncertainties, quantification of model discrepancy, adaptive surrogate model construction, high-dimensional approximation, random sampling and sparse grids, as well as local and global sensitivity analysis. This tutorial is intended for graduate students, postdocs and researchers in mathematics, statistics, computer science and biology. Application deadline: Mar 1, 2017. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the tutorial and how to apply click here.

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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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Computational Systems Biology Fellowship

NIMBioS and the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are currently accepting applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology with an interest in using systems approaches to understand complex biological processes in cell biology, cancer biology, immunology or developmental biology. Application deadline: April 2. For full details and how to apply, click here.


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