[Microbiology] Call for Applications: Individual-based Ecology of Microbes, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via microbio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Thu Feb 3 14:56:51 EST 2011

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its *"Individual-based
Ecology of Microbes" *to be held June 8-10, 2011, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Microbe populations have traditionally been conceptualized
as homogeneous collections of identical individuals. This is reflected
in our observational approach and in our models. Now, however, advances
in single-cell observational techniques, like flow cytometry,
microfluidics, fluorescence microprobes, and single-cell genomics, allow
for the observation of individual microbes within populations. At the
same time, individual/agent-based models allow for individuals to be
simulated. These new techniques form the foundation of individual-based
ecology of microbes. The goal of this workshop is to bring together
researchers interested in applying individual observational and/or
modeling techniques to study individual-based microbial ecology to
accelerate the development of this new field.

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

*Co-Organizers: *Ferdi L. Hellweger (Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Northeastern University); Jan-Ulrich Kreft (Centre for Systems Biology,
University of Birmingham); Caroline Plugge (Microbial Physiology,
Wageningen University); and Andre Levchenko (Biomedical Engineering,
Johns Hopkins)

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

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:
March 8, 2011*

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) 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.

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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