Category Archives: research

Lend Your Ears to the Sounds of Howls

Attention scientists and citizen scientists! NIMBioS is supporting a new project that aims to source the crowd for help in analyzing thousands of howls from wolves, coyotes, dogs and other canid species. At the new Canid Howl Project website, volunteers … Continue reading

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Aguilar Visits Howard University, Shares Work on Developing Vaccines for Chagas’ Disease

The math colloquium at Howard University in November featured computational biology and vaccine development with a NIMBioS postdoctoral researcher as special speaker. Postdoctoral fellow Clemente Aguilar visited Howard’s mathematics department and spoke on: “Using Computational Tools for Accelerating the Development … 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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NIMBioS REU’s Talk Cows and Hyenas at MBI Capstone Conference

Three 2013 NIMBioS REU students traveled to Columbus, Ohio last month to share their work in epidemiology and social network modeling at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Research Capstone Conference. The conference drew REU students from across the country. Jacob … Continue reading

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Solving South Florida’s Polluted Water Problem

The New York Times published a science story this week focusing on the challenges of water management in South Florida, especially at Lake Okeechobee with its 80-year-old earthen dike and polluted water. Climate change – in this case, unusually heavy … 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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Young Scientists Merit NIMBioS Science Fair Prizes for Swimmer Physiology, Mutated DNA

Congratulations to this year’s young recipients of the NIMBioS Prize for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, awarded at the regional Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair. Each year NIMBioS presents a junior and senior level award to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to REU Participants for 2013

NIMBioS is pleased to announce the 19 participants selected for the 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program will run for eight weeks this summer from June 10-August 2. Participants will live on campus and work in teams … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdocs Share Research With Partner Institutions

Two NIMBioS researchers traveled across the country in February to NIMBioS minority-serving institution partners to share their enthusiasm about research at the interface of mathematics and biology NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Gesham Magombedze spoke on “Transmission and persistence of Johne’s disease: “The … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Postdoc’s Innovative Modeling Wins First Prize

Congratulations to NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow Jiang Jiang for winning first prize in the MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to Ecological Modelling competition for his mathematical model used to understand coastal vegetation changes in storm surges. MCED, which stands for Modelling … Continue reading

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