[Microbiology] Mathematical Biosciences Institute: Summer REU, Grad Program, and Workshop

Cornett, Stella via microbio%40net.bio.net (by stella from mbi.osu.edu)
Mon Dec 19 09:38:21 EST 2011

2012 MBI Undergraduate Summer Research Program
(May 29 -August 17, 2012)

The goal of this MBI NSF-funded program is to introduce students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to increase their interest in mathematical biology. The program consists of three parts - each including a mix of educational and social experiences:

- A high quality two-week program at MBI (at Ohio State) designed to introduce students to a variety of areas in mathematical biology.
-  A personalized eight week research experience (at one of the seven partner universities) that allows students to delve in depth in a particular topic.
- A one-week conference at MBI featuring student reports on their projects.

To receive full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31, 2012.

For a complete description and application, click here: http://www.mbi.osu.edu/eduprograms/undergrad2012.html

Joint 2012 MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Workshop Stochastics Applied to Biological Systems
(June 18-29, 2012)

This Workshop will have instructors from across North America whose research expertise is stochastic modeling in biological systems. Some of the topics to be covered include Markov chains, birth and death processes, branching processes, Brownian motion and diffusion processes, stochastic differential equations, and agent-based models. Applications of stochastic processes will come from epidemiology, ecology, phylogenetics, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. The workshop will consist of lectures on mathematical and statistical methods for stochastic processes in biological systems and daily computer and analysis activities. In addition, each student will work on a research project over the duration of the program with a team of four or five participants.

Members of the organizing committee are: Linda Allen (Texas Tech), Laura Kubatko (Ohio State University), Suzanne Lenhart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville); Libby Marschall (Ohio State University), and Lea Popovic (Concordia University).

To receive full consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31, 2012.

For a complete description and application, click here: http://www.mbi.osu.edu/eduprograms/graduate2012.html

MBI BioSciences Problem-Solving Workshop (PSW from MBI)
(July 16-20, 2012)

PSW from MBI is a week-long workshop where participating mathematical modelers tackle questions proposed by life science researchers. Similar workshops have provided fresh perspectives and new ideas to proposed questions and established new interdisciplinary collaborations between theoreticians and life scientists.

The workshop gives the opportunity to practitioners and researchers in medicine and the biosciences who present problems to exploit the expertise of applied mathematical faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in working toward solutions to their problems.

Applications received before April 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.

For a complete description and application, click here: http://www.mbi.osu.edu/2012/stgrdescription.html

Stella Cornett
Web Communications Specialist
Mathematical Biosciences Institute
The Ohio State University
1735 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
stella from mbi.osu.edu

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