Got an innovative idea for transformative research? The National
Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) seeks
proposals for its new Innovator Workshops, which aim to enhance
understanding of important questions at the intersection of biology and
mathematics and to generate new approaches for addressing them.
Organized by active researchers in academia, government or industry,
Innovator Workshops at NIMBioS provide a dynamic, highly interactive
forum for the presentation and discussion of cross-disciplinary research
at the forefront of biological, mathematical, computational, and social
science. Over the course of 3 to 5 days, these workshops gather experts
in the field and provide outstanding networking opportunities. A key
outcome is the development of new collaborations.
Proposals are considered three times each year with deadlines on July 1,
November 1, and April 1. Researchers interested in organizing a workshop
must submit a formal application to NIMBioS describing the proposed
topic and key questions to be addressed. Besides submitting an
application, organizers identify and secure commitments from up to 4
primary presenters whose expenses will be fully covered by NIMBioS. An
additional 25 to 35 participants will be identified through an open
application process for approved workshops. These additional
participants cover their own expenses. We expect to have some
supplements for graduate students.
Innovator Workshops offer a more streamlined review process as opposed
to our traditional Investigative Workshops
For full details on Innovator Workshops including the online proposal
system, visit http://www.nimbios.org/innovatorworkshops
Since 2009, NIMBioS has hosted more than 40 successful workshops with
more than 1,500 participants on a wide variety of topics driven by input
from the scientific community. Located at the University of
Tennessee-Knoxville, near the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park,
NIMBioS is an NSF-sponsored initiative to foster interdisciplinary
research at the interface between mathematical and biological sciences.
The institute's mission is to cultivate cross-disciplinary approaches in
mathematical biology and to develop a cadre of researchers who address
fundamental and applied biological problems in creative ways. Additional
support for NIMBioS comes from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas about a possible
Innovator Workshop, please contact Dr. Sergey Gavrilets, NIMBioS
Associate Director for Scientific Activities, sergey from nimbios.org
<mailto:sergey from nimbios.org>or Dr. Chris Welsh, NIMBioS Deputy Director,
865-974-9334, cwelsh from nimbios.org <mailto:cwelsh from nimbios.org>