Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS
Applications are now being accepted for the
NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Next Generation Genetic Monitoring, to be held Nov 7-9, 2016, at NIMBioS.
As biodiversity loss accelerates and environmental challenges mount, there is a need for quantitative evaluation of the status and trends of genetic biodiversity.
This workshop will help unlock the conservation potential of genomics research, and ensure that genetic and non-genetic factors are considered in quantitative fashion when evaluating and managing wild and cultivated species. We will provide a foundation for developing new theory and approaches for describing, quantifying, and interpreting the complex, multidimensional information contained in biodiversity datasets.
Application deadline: Jul 24, 2016.   For more information about the workshop click here.
The eighth annual undergraduate research conference at the interface of mathematics and biology will be held Oct 8-9, 2016, at the Univ. of Tennessee Conference Center. The conference will provide opportunities for undergraduates to present their research at the interface of biology and mathematics. Student talks and posters are featured as well as a panel discussion on career opportunities, a graduate school showcase, and networking opportunities. Faculty and students are invited to attend, as well as middle and high school teachers. Deadline to request funding is Aug. 20. For more information about the conference and how to apply/register, click here.
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. Priority deadline to apply: Aug 29, 2016. For more information about the conference and how to apply click here.
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: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Proposed visit dates MUST be at least 6 weeks after the submission deadline. Applications will not be considered until the deadline has passed.
Requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups and Investigative Workshops are considered two times per year, with deadlines on March 1 and September 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.