### Tutorial Calendar

# NIMBioS Upcoming Tutorials

## Phylogenetic Analysis Using RevBayes

NIMBioS will host a tutorial
– *Phylogenetic Analysis Using RevBayes* –
Aug 7-11, 2017.
This tutorial features RevBayes, an exciting new program for Bayesian inference of phylogeny that succeeds the popular program MrBayes. The course is focused on phylogenetic trees and comparative-phylogenetic methods, including divergence-time estimation, morphological evolution, lineage diversification, and historical biogeography. Instruction is based on a combination of carefully tailored lectures introducing the theoretical and conceptual basis of each inference problem and hands-on computer tutorials demonstrating how to explore these questions using RevBayes. Participants are not assumed to have expertise in phylogenetic theory. Instructors will provide an accessible introduction to Bayesian statistical inference and stochastic models.
**Application deadline: May 14, 2017.**

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## Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models

NIMBioS will host a tutorial June 26-28, 2017 –
*Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models*.
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.

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# NIMBioS Past Tutorials

## Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2016

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial Aug 8-12, 2016: *
Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2016*,
co-sponsored by the American Society of Naturalists.
This tutorial was for evolutionary biologists interested in how quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data, both from single species and with multiple- species phylogenies. Participants - graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty – learned how to use R to build and test evolutionary models.

## Game Theoretical Modeling of Evolution in Structured Populations

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial April 25-27, 2016: *Game Theoretical Modeling of Evolution in Structured Populations*,
designed to introduce participants to the discrete graph theory methods and models of structured populations as well as classical continuous models based on differential equations.

## Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2015

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial Aug 10-15, 2015:
*Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2015*, co-sponsored by the
American Society of Naturalists.

## NIMBioS/SAMSI/ESA Graduate Workshop:

NIMBioS hosted a workshop/tutorial April 15-17, 2015: *Current Issues in Statistical Ecology*,
designed to introduce and teach participants how to use computational resources for mathematical modeling and simulation of kinetic networks and networks in a spatial context.

## Using R for HPC

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial Feb 27, 2015:
*An In-depth Introduction to Using R for HPC*
This tutorial was a joint training between the
University of Tennessee,
NIMBioS,
XSEDE, and
NICS.

## Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial Aug 4-9, 2014:
*Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics*, co-sponsored by the
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
and the American Society of Naturalists.

## A BioQUEST Workshop at NIMBioS - Biology by Numbers: Bringing Math to the High School Biology Classroom

NIMBioS hosted a BioQUEST workshop/tutorial July 23-25, 2014 -
*Biology by Numbers: Bringing Math to the High School Biology Classroom*.

## Algebraic and Discrete Biological Models for Undergraduate Courses

NIMBioS sponsored a tutorial June 18-20, 2014:
*Algebraic and Discrete Biological Models for Undergraduate Courses*.

## Computing in the Cloud

NIMBioS sponsored a tutorial April 6-8, 2014:
*Computing in the Cloud: What Every Computational Life Scientist Should Know*.

## Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Biological Models

NIMBioS sponsored a tutorial May 19-21, 2014:
*Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Biological Models*.
This tutorial was designed for biologists interested in doing statistics with more complex non-linear models of their data and for mathematicians interested in learning how to apply their modeling skills to the unique demands of real dynamic biological data.

## Mathematical Modeling for the Cell Biology Researcher and Educator

NIMBioS sponsored a tutorial April 8-10, 2013: *Mathematical Modeling for the Cell Biology Researcher and Educator*
designed to introduce and teach participants how to use computational resources for mathematical modeling and simulation of kinetic networks and networks in a spatial context.

## Using Bioinformatics Data and Tools to Engage Students in Problem Solving: A Curriculum Development Workshop

NIMBioS and Scalable Computing and Leading Edge Innovate Technologies (SCALE-IT) co-sponsored a workshop/tutorial Jan 7-10, 2013: *Using Bioinformatics Data and Tools to Engage Students in Problem Solving: A Curriculum Development Workshop*. The tutorial was co-presented by BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).

## Curriculum Development Faculty Workshop

NIMBioS and Scalable Computing and Leading Edge Innovate Technologies (SCALE-IT) co-sponsored a
*Curriculum Development Faculty Workshop/Tutorial*,
January 12-14, 2012, at NIMBioS,
designed to support participants in the development of problem-based interdisciplinary computational biology courses in a curriculum that integrates cyber-learning strategies and data intensive activities into the classroom.

## Multi-cell, Multi-scale Modeling

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *Multi-cell, Multi-scale Modeling*, May 18-21, 2011, at NIMBioS.
This tutorial introduced and taught a novel, state-of-the-art approach to multi-cell multi-scale modeling using the Glazier-Graner-Hogeweg (GGH) and reaction kinetics network models and the CompuCell3D (CC3D) and Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) simulation environments.

## Migration from the Desktop: HPC application of R and other codes for biological research

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *Migration from the Desktop: HPC application of R and other codes for biological research*, May 9-11, 2011, at NIMBioS.
The goal of this workshop was to introduce participants to the skills, strategies, and techniques necessary for them to make the jump from desktop computing to HPC environments.

## Stochastic Modeling in Biology

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *Stochastic Modeling in Biology*, March 16-18, 2011, at NIMBioS. This tutorial was designed to
introduce selected topics in stochastic modeling with an emphasis on biological applications.

## Fast, Free Phylogenies: HPC for Phylogenetics

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *High Performance Computing for Phylogenetics*, Oct. 13-15, 2010, at NIMBioS. This tutorial was designed to teach participants how to use TeraGrid, the CIPRES Portal, the iPlant Discovery environment, university clusters, and other typically free HPC resources for phylogenetic analysis.

## Graph Theory and Biological Networks

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *Graph Theory and Biological Networks* August 16-18, 2010, at NIMBioS.
This tutorial was designed to teach participants how graph theory can inform their understanding of many common biological patterns that are graphs.

## Computational Biology Curriculum Development

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *Computational Biology Curriculum Development* July 6-9, 2010, at NIMBioS. This tutorial focused on strategies for including computational biology and cyber-learning in the development of interdisciplinary modules for teaching undergraduate biology.

## Optimization for Biologists

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *Optimal Control and Optimization for Biologists* Dec. 15-17, 2009, at NIMBioS. The tutorial introduced selected topics in optimal control and optimization with an emphasis on biological applications and included lectures and interactive computer lab sessions.

## Training the Trainers

NIMBioS hosted a tutorial on *High-Performance Computing for Computational Science Professionals Collaborating with Biologists* March 16-18, 2009.

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