Category Archives: seminars

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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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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The Sound of Fear, Right at Your Desktop!

We are pleased to begin offering the audio and video recording of NIMBioS’ Interdisciplinary Seminars, beginning with Dan Blumstein’s talk about marmot vocalizations. If you missed “The sound of fear: A journey from marmot meadows to Hollywood” on Jan. 17, … Continue reading

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Lande Visits NIMBioS

Distinguished theoretical biologist Russell Lande visited NIMBioS yesterday and gave a seminar talk on the topic of phenotypic plasticity. Lande’s talk, “Adaptation to an extraordinary environment by evolution of phenotypic plasticity and genetic assimilation,” filled a packed classroom. Lande was … Continue reading

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Dr. Agusto To Discuss Math Modeling and Disease

“Mathematical modeling and optimal control of transmission of avian influenza” is the topic of an April 28 joint seminar sponsored by the Maryville College Science Literacy Series and the Maryville College Math Club. The event, which is free and open … Continue reading

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Postdoc Talks Proteins at University of Texas-El Paso

Dr. Yi Mao (center front in white shirt), NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, recently visited students and faculty at the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) to present a seminar on her work with proteins. Her talk was titled: “Dynamic Simulation of Proteins: … Continue reading

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A Niche at Howard University

Dr. William Godsoe, NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, visited Howard University in Washington, DC, to present a seminar titled “I Can’t Define the Niche But I’ll Know It When I See It: Why We Need Mathematics to Understand Species Distribution.” The talk … Continue reading

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The virtues of waiting, procrastinating and avoiding conflict

So was the advice from Dr. Fred Adler, NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor, who spoke on this topic at Tuesday’s NIMBioS Interdisciplinary Seminar. Adler, a professor in the mathematics and biology departments at the Univ. of Utah, was referring … Continue reading

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‘Think Differently,’ McPeek Urges

Theoretical ecologists should think about the world in a different way, said Dr. Mark A. McPeek, David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, during Tuesday’s Interdisciplinary Seminar at NIMBioS. “Are our theories built for the right … Continue reading

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Hammerstein Explains How Plants Manipulate Brains

Dr. Peter Hammerstein from the Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt University in Berlin was NIMBioS’ Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor at Tuesday’s Interdisciplinary Seminar. Hammerstein investigates the evolution of living organisms using evolutionary game theory. In his talk, “Manipulative … Continue reading

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