Category Archives: research

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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New Web Interface for Species Distribution Modeling Unveiled

With the help of NIMBioS, UT’s Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV) has improved the efficiency and usability of the web interface used for species distribution modeling. Using the Nautilus supercomputer managed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences … Continue reading

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Students Named Regional Finalists With NIMBioS Research

Two local high school students have been named regional finalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology with a project on sexual imprinting that they completed at NIMBioS under the guidance of former postdoc Tucker Gilman. Dalton … 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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You Can’t Be Serious

Interviews on the subject of play behavior by several members of the NIMBioS’ Working Group on Play, Evolution & Sociality are featured in soon-to-be released documentary movie about the importance of play in our everyday lives. A trailer and a … 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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