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New Quantitative Skills Curriculum Wins Funding

A unique program developed by NIMBioS to bring quantitative education to graduate students in the life sciences has been awarded funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), one of only three BWF awards to be made nationally. “Enhancing Quantitative and Data Science … Continue reading

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Modeling with Math for Teachers

A new resource for teachers, “Modeling with Mathematics,” with examples and exercises to illustrate modeling concepts using mathematics from Algebra I and II is now available on the NIMBioS website. Simple models with discrete time steps are included, as well … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Extracurriculars & the Mathematics of Dance

No, this is the not the first interdisciplinary workshop on the mathematics of English country dance, but perhaps it could be. A man of many talents, NIMBioS Director Louis Gross donned his Elizabethan attire last week to join other local … Continue reading

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New in Science: Working Group Takes on Transient Dynamics

A review paper published this week in Science by the NIMBioS Working Group on Long Transients and Ecological Forecasting is generating buzz on social media. The paper proposes a classification system for ecological dynamics that persist over ecologically relevant time scales—dozens … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a Great Mentor

Professor Emeritus and NIMBioS progenitor Thomas Guy Hallam was feted yesterday in the very room of his namesake Hallam Auditorium before the seminar talk of one of his many former advisees. Friends, colleagues and former students joined NIMBioS visitor and seminar … Continue reading

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Major Accomplishments: The 10th Annual Report from NIMBioS

NIMBioS’ 10th annual reporting period to the National Science Foundation, which largely supports the institute, recently concluded, and the 173-page report has been submitted to NSF.  NSF requires its funded institutes to provide a variety of data as well as answering … Continue reading

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Save the Salamander: Epidemiological Modeling Deployed to Halt Killer Fungus

We like to hear what former NIMBioS postdocs are up to, so we were happy to learn from UT professor Matt Gray that his mentee Angie Peace was recently awarded part of a large $2.5 million grant from the National … Continue reading

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How Will Species Adapt to Climate Change? g2p2pop Seeks Answers

What is g2p2pop? The catchy abbreviation describes a new effort to model genomes to phenomes to populations in a changing climate. The project grew out of activities of the NIMBioS Working Group on Modeling Organisms-to-Ecosystems, and received a $500,000 Research … Continue reading

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Team Science at NIMBioS Produces Top Paper

This is the story of how researchers from different corners of the scientific universe can come together to create new synthesis — it involves two former NIMBioS postdocs, a former sabbatical fellow and the special alchemy of a NIMBioS Working … Continue reading

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A Decade of Summer Undergrad Research Underway

The NIMBioS Summer Research Experience (SRE) program kicked off yesterday, celebrating a decade of providing students with opportunities to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Fifteen undergraduate students from around the country arrived at NIMBioS to begin the … Continue reading

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