Category Archives: publication

NIMBioS, UT researchers publish in top journal

A study on marine viruses and their implication for marine biogeochemical cycles by a group of NIMBioS- and UT-associated researchers has been published in the journal Nature Reviews Microbiology. The researchers used a biophysical scaling model of intact virus particles … Continue reading

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Poverty and Disease Explored in Essay

Former postdoctoral fellow Calistus Ngonghala’s essay examining poverty and disease is featured this week in PLOS Biology. Ngonghala and his co-authors explore how coupled models of ecology and economic growth can provide key insights into factors driving the formation and persistence … Continue reading

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Modeling of Microbial World Comes of Age

The fruits of the labor of the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Individual-Based Ecology of Microbes: Observations and Modeling appear today in an opinion paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper argues that individual-based models are … Continue reading

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Testing Protocol Described for Epigenetic Model of Homosexuality

In a new article released today in BioEssays, the authors that brought the widely circulated article on the epigenetic underpinnings of homosexuality last year provide a new testing protocol for the model. Last year’s study, published in The Quarterly Review … Continue reading

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Kids Discover Birds with Math

Two fun math activities for kids from the exciting world of birds are now available to download from our website. Both activities were designed at NIMBioS and recently published in Discover Birds, a 36-page activity book with fun facts about … Continue reading

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New K-12 Forestry Math Activities for Biology in a Box

A newly revised activity book with K-12 math activities for the forestry-themed Biology in a Box is now available on the NIMBioS web site. NIMBioS’ Education and Outreach team collaborated with the University of Tennessee’s Biology in a Box program … Continue reading

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New Publications From NIMBioS: Crops, Ticks & Ocean Viruses

Several new papers on topics related to land and sea acknowledge the support of NIMBioS. The Ocean Viral Dynamics Working Group has published a paper, “Ocean viruses and their effects on microbial communities and biogeochemical cycles,” in F1000 Biology. The … Continue reading

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Malaria Paper Now Published

NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Calistus Ngonghala’s paper on periodic oscillations in a model for the dynamics of malaria transmission has been published in Mathematical Biosciences. The model differs from standard  malaria models in that the vector behavioral patterns of feeding, egg … Continue reading

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The Story of a Scientific Collaboration: How One Nature Paper Came to Be

Having a few linear algebraists as co-workers can come in handy — especially near Halloween — when one is stuck on a knotty mathematical biology problem with no clear solution. This proved to be the case for NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading

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Get Your Head in the Cloud

It probably comes as no surprise that the words model and models are the most prominent in the word cloud (above), representing the work of NIMBioS. The word cloud, which was created using Wordle, represents the words used most frequently … Continue reading

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