Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Tutorial: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2016, to be held Aug 8–12, 2016, at NIMBioS, co-sponsored by 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, 2016. 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 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.
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.