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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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Nature Paper Sheds Light on Human Brain Evolution

Why did the human brain evolved to its unusually large size? Former NIMBioS GRA Mauricio González-Forero has some answers in a new Nature publication that develops a mechanistic model showing brain expansion was likely driven by ecological, not social, processes. … Continue reading

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TN State Assembly Honors Director Gross

NIMBioS Director Louis Gross was honored on Friday when State Representative Eddie Smith presented Gross, along with two other UT professors, a resolution commending them for recent achievements. House Joint Resolution No. 1013 honors Gross, noting his venerable list of … Continue reading

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French Connection: NIMBioS, CESAB Discuss New Collaborations Across the Pond

New collaborations and conversations about future directions took place last week at NIMBioS with a visit from Alison Specht, the director of the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) in Provence, France. Specht met with NIMBioS Director … Continue reading

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Landmark Collaborations Lead to UT Successes via NIMBioS

In recent years, NIMBioS has developed productive partnerships with faculty in many units at the University of Tennessee, collaborating on and helping manage a variety of sponsored projects. Totaling more than $3.2 million, these grants, contracts and cooperative agreements span … Continue reading

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Students with Disabilities Reach Out to High Schoolers

When Julia Williams was a high school student in Nashville, she aspired to study science in college. But with her diagnosis of ADHD, she wondered about the unique challenges she might encounter and didn’t know who to turn to for … Continue reading

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