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[Bionews] Call for Applications: Modeling Renal Hemodynamics, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via bionews%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Tue Mar 1 13:47:38 EST 2011

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
*"Modeling Renal Hemodynamics"** *to be held August 1-3, 2011, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Failure of the kidneys in individuals with hypertension,
diabetes, and reduced nephron number begins with deregulation of the
renal microvasculature, in the form of vasodilation and reduced
autoregulatory reactivity. The resulting vascular hypertrophy and
capillary rarefaction give rise to nephron loss and renal microvascular
injury, the extent of which depends on arterial pressure and the
residual autoregulatory ability. This Investigative Workshop will bring
together mathematicians, computational scientists, biologists,
nephrologists, and engineers to discuss current achievements and
challenges in modeling renal hemodynamics and to identify key areas in
modeling, computing, laboratory experimentation, and clinical diagnosis
that could be pursued to improve our understanding of the physiology and
pathophysiology of renal autoregulation and its role in the development
of progressive renal diseases. The short-term goals of this workshop are
to identify and address key physiological questions by facilitating the
productive collaboration of interdisciplinary teams, as well as to
improve existing mathematical models and generate ideas for new
approaches. A long-term goal of this workshop is to integrate key data
and concepts into a multi-scale mathematical model of relevant aspects
of renal functions, that can be used to study how the kidney is involved
in, and is impacted by, hypertension and diabetes, and how this leads to
progressive renal failure.
Location: *NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Co-Organizers: *Anita Layton (Department of Mathematics, Duke
University) and Leon Moore (Department of Physiology & Biophysics, SUNY
Health Sciences Center)

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online
application form, go to

If needed, applicants may request travel and lodging support.
Participation is limited, and those selected to attend will be notified
within two weeks of the application deadline. *Application deadline: May
2, 2011*

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 Coordinator
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
University of Tennessee
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1527
Phone: (865) 974-9350
Fax: (865) 974-9461
Email: ccrawley from nimbios.org
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