Bi-Monthly News from NIMBioS
May-June 2019
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New Support Available for Short-term Visits
Perhaps you attended a NIMBioS Workshop or Tutorial recently and would like to collaborate with participants you met there. Maybe you are already part of a well-established NIMBioS Working Group and wish to extend your collaboration. We are pleased to offer new support for visits of up to one week for groups of one to six people working on projects that conform to the NIMBioS mission to foster interdisciplinary collaborations, research and education at the interface of the quantitative and life sciences. Visitors work onsite at NIMBioS, may link the visit to a previous Working Group or other activity at NIMBioS, or to collaborations with our affiliated Centers ( DySoC, NISER, and SAL). We particularly welcome collaborative projects involving NIMBioS resident or local researchers; joint applications from two or more researchers to spend time together at NIMBioS; or applications from participants in other NIMBioS activities to work on their project with NIMBioS computational science staff. Applications are considered monthly. Click here for more information and the online application. 
In Their Own Words
Award Recipients Share Their Research
Check out the fascinating research being conducted by the recipients of the 2019 NIMBioS Graduate Awards. NIMBioS awarded $50,000 in scholarships to graduate students from across campus in April, and we’ve got them on video! Recipients came from 10 different departments across the University of Tennessee campus. In these video interviews, find out what they’re studying.
New in Data Science
Making Lemonade from Lemons
Data scientists are aiming to make sweet transformations through new collaborative workshops organized by NIMBioS and the University of Arizona through a National Science Foundation TRIPODS+X award. The first of two "Lemon Labs" workshops was held last month at UA with the goal to develop guidelines for effective data science collaboration. A second workshop is planned for next spring at NIMBioS. Participants come from a variety of data-driven disciplines, particularly in astronomy and earth sciences. Read more.
Education Spotlight
Undergraduate Summer Research Underway
Eighteen undergraduates in biology, mathematics, computer science and related fields began their summer research this week at NIMBioS. The 11th annual Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates runs for eight weeks. Participants work in teams with NIMBioS postdocs and University of Tennessee faculty on research at the interface of mathematics and biology. This year's projects involve mathematical modeling of cell differentiation; networking and the opioid epidemic; viral infection rates of marine phytoplankton; biochemical pathways for aerotaxis in motile bacteria; and two projects investigating climate change effects on human-wildlife interactions and vector-borne diseases. Read more about the projects and participants.
Tweeting for Science
Check out new results from the NIMBioS Working Group on Plant-Soil Feedback Theory: Crawford KM et al. When and where plant-soil feedback may promote plant coexistence: A meta-analysis. Now posted on Ecology Letters
Check out new results from the NIMBioS Working Group on Organisms-to-Ecosystems: Galic N et al. Predicting impacts of chemicals from organisms to ecosystem service delivery: A case study of insecticide impacts on a freshwater lake. Now posted on Science of the Total Environment
Check out new pre-print results from the NIMBioS Working Group on Multiscale Vectored Plant Viruses: Hamelin FM et al. Co-infections by non-interacting pathogens are not independent & require new tests of interaction.
Selected Recent NIMBioS Publications

Pullen RH, Abel SM. 2019. Mechanical feedback enables catch bonds to selectively stabilize scanning microvilli at T-cell surfaces. Molecular Biology of the Cell. [from NIMBioS Graduate Research Assistantship]

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NIMBioS is supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.