Bi-Monthly News from NIMBioS
September-October 2017
New Spatial Analysis Lab at NIMBioS
(L to R): Eric Carr, Christopher Remien, Karen Watanabe, Teresa Matthews, and Louis Gross. September 14, 2017
Synergy is the name of the game at NIMBioS, where visiting researchers from a variety of different backgrounds come together to learn from one another and produce great science. Members of several NIMBioS Working Groups recently toured the new Spatial Analysis Lab to learn about what it offers and how spatial analysis can add value to research. Read more about SAL.
NIMBioS Welcomes New Postdocs
Charlotte Chang (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton Univ.) is exploring the impact of diverse socio-cultural hunting practices as well as the response of hunting pressure to the spatial and temporal distribution of different harvested goods.  Read more.
Nicholas Panchy (Genetics, Michigan State Univ.) will join NIMBioS in November to study the role and regulation of intermediate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) cell-types by modeling gene regulatory networks that control expression across EMT.  Read more.
New & Noteworthy
Lenhart Named AWM Fellow
Congratulations to NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach  Suzanne Lenhart  whose sustained and lasting commitment to women in the mathematical sciences has led to her selection to the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). The Fellows program has been established “to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences.”  Read more.
Featured Science
Climate Change & Cooperation
The problem of climate change on a global scale is examined in a new paper that considers the collective approach to solving the problem. Using a Cultural Multilevel Selection analysis, the study finds that neither large nor small cooperative agreements are likely to effectively address the problems of global climate change. The study, a special feature in the journal Sustainability Science , was conducted as a part of the NIMBioS Working Group on Evolutionary Approaches to Sustainability.
Education Spotlight
Graduate Research Fellowship
Interested in an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship? We recently hosted an expert panel of recipients and reviewers who offered tips for writing a successful proposal. If you missed t he live stream, the session was recorded . The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program  recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
Educational Offerings
Undergraduate Research Conference in Math Biology
Register now for the 9th annual  conference and present your undergraduate research at the interface of mathematics and biology, Nov. 11-12, at NIMBioS. Faculty and students are invited to attend, as well as middle and high school teachers.
Registration deadline: October 13
Live Streaming
Upcoming NIMBioS Seminars
If you can't make it to NIMBioS for our lively interdisciplinary seminars featuring expert speakers, tune into the live stream and join the conversation on Twitter using #nimbios . October features talks on novel mechanisms for hepatitis C virus persistence and on integrating diverse data for improved computational genomics. Read more.
Coming Soon!
Search for Selection Tutorial
Applications will soon be open for the NIMBioS Tutorial: The Search for Selection, to be held June 18-22, 2018. The goal of this tutorial is to expose investigators from all branches of biology to the rich menagerie of tests for selection. The intended audience is advanced graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with an interest in searching for targets of selection, be they particular genomic sequences or particular traits.  Read more.
In Other News...
  • NIMBioS Team Receives Best Publication Award (link)

  • Talks from NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Pan-microbial Trait Ecology (link)
Selected Recent NIMBioS Publications

Bucini G, Beckage B, Gross LJ. 2017. Climate seasonality, fire and global patterns of tree cover. Frontiers of Biogeography 9(2) e33610.

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