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[Computational-biology] Call for Applications: Interface Disease Models, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Wed Nov 13 14:57:57 EST 2013


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
"Interface Disease Models," to be held March 11-13, 2014, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Infectious disease models have a long history in human
epidemiology, but only more recently have been applied to domestic or
wildlife host species. These models offer a way to test response plans,
evaluate detection methods, identify effective methods to mitigate
disease, and answer policy questions. Given that many diseases of
current and future concern have both wild and domestic animal
components, a need exists to understand the strengths and weaknesses of
current modeling frameworks to capture the dynamics both within and
between wild and domestic hosts. Enhanced collaboration across
institutions and among biologists, modelers, and veterinarians is needed
to reduce the risks posed by animal-related diseases. Through this
workshop, we seek to develop a better understanding of the availability
and utility of different kinds of modeling approaches as well as the
data to answer complex questions.

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

*Co-Organizers: *Kathryn Huyvaert, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation
Biology, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins; Paul Cross, U.S. Geological
Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman, MT; Kelly
Patyk, USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services, Centers for Epidemiology and
Animal Health, Fort Collins, Colorado; and Daniel Walsh, U.S. Geological
Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_interface.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:* December 16, 2013

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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