More than 100 undergraduates and faculty in math, biology and related fields convened in Knoxville at the weekend to share research and network at the 6th Annual NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology.
Highlights of the conference included keynote presentations by Joseph Tien of The Ohio State University (“Cholera Dynamics: Blackboard, Bedside, Bench”) and Jeremy Smith of University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (“Computer Simulation for Renewable Energy, Environmental Science & Drug Design”). Later, the two joined Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach, for a Q&A session on careers and graduate school. Other highlights were the student talks themselves — over 50 student poster and oral presentations on using mathematics and computer science to tackle questions in biology from the tiniest scale (genes, proteins, biomolecules) to the largest (ecology of interacting populations). View more photos from the conference on our Flickr page, and highlights and tweets via Storify.
Save the date! The next NIMBioS URC will be Nov 21-22, 2015. Come back, present new work, and bring new students, friends and colleagues!