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[Molecular-modelling] Call for Applications: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, a NIMBioS Tutorial

Catherine Crawley via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Mon Mar 10 14:15:17 EST 2014

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Evolutionary
Quantitative Genetics," to be held August 4-9, 2014, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide
range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the
sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as
well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements.
This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how
quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data. Participants --
graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty -- will learn how to use
R to build and test evolutionary models. There is a need for
evolutionary biologists to understand the field of evolutionary
quantitative genetics because of the ability to collect large amounts of
data by computer, the development of statistical methods for changes of
traits on evolutionary trees and for changes in a single species through
time, and the realization that quantitative characters will not soon be
fully explained by genomics.

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

*Co-Organizers: *Stevan J. Arnold, Integrative Biology, Oregon State
Univ. and Joe Felsenstein, Genome Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

*Co-Sponsors: *National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the
American Society of Naturalists

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

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.

*Food and Lodging: *Breakfast and lunch will be provided at NIMBioS each
day of the tutorial, as well as coffee and mid-morning and mid-afternoon
snacks. NIMBioS is not covering other expenses for participants, but a
block of rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel. More information will
be available on our website soon about lodging, room rates, and how
participants can make reservations.

*Application deadline:* May 1, 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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