Category Archives: Workshop

NIMBioS Workshop Inspires New Theme Issue

A new theme issue published this week in Philosophical Transactions B was inspired in part by the recent NIMBioS Workshop on Evolution and Warfare. “Solving the puzzle of collective action through inter-individual differences: evidence from primates and humans” is compiled and edited … Continue reading

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Nose Picking and Other Notes from the Microbiome Workshop

Did you know that nose picking is useful to science? Indeed, the nasal passages have been mined, so to speak, for new insights into pathogens and the microbiome. You can now view the dirty details about this topic and many … Continue reading

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Prepare to Collaborate! Here’s How to Do It Well

What does it take to run a successful collaborative meeting? As a NIMBioS participant or organizer of an activity, you will meet and work with scientists from a variety of fields. Cross-disciplinary research can produce exciting results, but it also … Continue reading

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Workshop to Support Research Collaboration Between Junior and Senior Women

Yet another barrier facing women in academia is that senior women faculty are less likely to collaborate with junior women. A study in Current Biology found evidence for this in the field of psychology, a field getting very close to … Continue reading

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Women in Math Focus of Workshop

Women comprise less than a quarter of the STEM workforce in the US, and they are most likely to leave those jobs compared to men. The story is not much different on the nation’s campuses, where more than half of STEM … 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 Among the Big Trees

NIMBioS hit the trail to Albright Grove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last weekend. The grove is an excellent example of old-growth cove hardwood forest, and includes giant hemlocks and tulip trees. Hikers included a Andrea Pugliese from Trento … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Darwin! NIMBioS Celebrates at Teacher Workshop

In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday last week, NIMBioS participated in a training-the-teacher workshop on strategies for teaching evolution for around 30 local middle and high school teachers in East Tennessee. NIMBioS Education & Outreach Coordinator Kelly Sturner led teachers … Continue reading

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The Noes Have It

Following a lively public debate on the role of warfare in early social evolution, a sea of hands waving blue cards with the words “anti-thesis” indicated that the majority of the audience believed the antithesis debaters had won the day: … Continue reading

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SFI President Brings Anthropologist’s Perspective

Mathematical modelers, anthropologists, archaeologists, and other social scientists are gathered at NIMBioS this week for the Investigative Workshop on Modeling Social Complexity. The aim of the workshop, co-hosted by NIMBioS and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, is to work toward … Continue reading

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