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[Computational-biology] Call for Applications: Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Biological Models, a NIMBioS Tutorial

Catherine Crawley via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Wed Nov 27 15:00:09 EST 2013

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Parameter
Estimation for Dynamic Biological Models," to be held May 19-21, 2014,
at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Modeling biological data requires powerful mathematical
and statistical tools and techniques. This tutorial is for biologists
interested in doing statistics with more complex non-linear models of
their data and for mathematicians interested in learning how to apply
their modeling skills to the unique demands of real dynamic biological
data. Methods for parameter estimation that will be taught include
maximum likelihood and ordinary least squares. Additional tools of model
identifiability and sensitivity analysis will be covered. Through a
mixture of introductory instruction and hands-on computer-based
learning, participants will learn software and tools they can use for
biological data. Familiarity with simple differential equation models or
difference equation models is a prerequisite.

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

*Co-Organizers: *Ariel Cintron-Arias, Mathematics and Statistics, East
Tennessee State Univ.; Marisa Eisenberg, Epidemiology and Mathematics,
Univ. of Michigan; and Paul Hurtado, Mathematical Biosciences Inst.,
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, The Ohio State Univ.

For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/tutorials/TT_data.html

There are no fees associated with this tutorial. Tutorial participation
in the tutorial is by application only. Individuals with a strong
interest in the topic, including post-docs and graduate students, 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 tutorial attendees.

*Application deadline:* January 31, 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,

Catherine Crawley, Ph.D.
Communications Manager
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
University of Tennessee
1122 Volunteer Blvd, Ste. 106
Knoxville, TN 37996
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