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[Computational-biology] Call for Applications: Predictive Models for ERA, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Thu Nov 7 10:22:29 EST 2013


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
"Predictive Models for Ecological Risk Assessment," to be held April
28-30, 2014, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *A major challenge in assessing the impacts of toxic
chemicals on ecological systems is the development of predictive
linkages between chemically-caused alterations at molecular and
biochemical levels of organization and adverse outcomes on ecological
systems. This investigative workshop will bring together a
multi-disciplinary group of molecular and cell biologists,
physiologists, ecologists, mathematicians, computational biologists, and
statisticians to explore the challenges and opportunities for developing
and implementing models that are specifically designed to
mechanistically link between levels of biological organization in a way
that can inform ecological risk assessment and ultimately environmental
policy and management. The focus will be on predictive systems models in
which properties at higher levels of organization emerge from the
dynamics of processes occurring at lower levels of organization.

*Location: *NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Co-Organizers: *Valery Forbes, School of Biological Sciences, Univ. of
Nebraska, Lincoln, and Richard Rebarber Mathematics, Univ. of Nebraska,
Lincoln

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_era.html

Participation in the workshop is by application only. Individuals with a
strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and successful
applicants will be notified within two weeks of the application
deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, and lodging is
available for workshop attendees.

*Application deadline:* January 20, 2014

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from
around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to
investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life
sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture with additional support from The University of Tennessee,
Knoxville.


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Catherine Crawley, Ph.D.
Communications Manager
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) 
University of Tennessee 
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