Welcome to the National Institute for Modeling Biological Systems

We are thrilled to announce our exciting rebranding from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis to the National Institute for Modeling Biological Systems. Explore our updated website to discover the latest developments, research initiatives, and opportunities for collaboration.

Join us for this exciting change as we pave the way for a deeper understanding of the biological world through mathematical modeling.

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Morsels from Numbers and Nature: Next talk 3/21

Morsels from Numbers and Nature is a fun and relaxed way for mathbio researchers at any stage in their career to discuss their ongoing research and current thinking. 

The next talk will be given by Dr. William Godsoe, on March 21st at 4 PM EST. The goal of this talk is to help mathematicians better convey abstract ideas about diversity, titled: Intuitive explanations of diversity: lessons from the Barbie movie.

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This truly was one of the best interdisciplinary workshops on sustainability that I have been to. 

Eli Fenichel, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, on the DySoC/NIMBioS Investigative Workshop Extending the Theory of Sustainability

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Whether you are working on your initial project ideas, narrowing down a funding source, writing your proposal, or revising, we can help you. Schedule a Zoom meeting with our Assistant Director of Grant Development, and we can discuss your grant support needs.
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Our mission is to foster the growth of transdisciplinary approaches within mathematics and biology



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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410

Nina Fefferman, Director


From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Any options, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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