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[Molecular-modelling] Call for Applications: Transients in Biological Systems, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Wed Oct 10 14:22:33 EST 2018

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop, 
"Transients in Biological Systems," to be held May 29-31, 2019, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives:* Transients, or non-asymptotic dynamics, cover a wide range 
of possibilities, from biology to ecology and beyond. A full 
understanding of transients and their implications for biology requires 
mathematical and statistical developments as well as attention to 
biological detail. Transient dynamics have also played a central role in 
both empirical observations and in models in neuroscience. Yet 
interaction between ecologists and neuroscientists on this topic has 
been limited. Although epidemiology could be considered part of 
population biology, there is also less cross-talk between epidemiology 
and other areas of population biology than desirable. Transients clearly 
play a role in disease dynamics. Areas such as immune response require 
attention to transients as well.

Goals for the workshop:

  * To spur further research into transients, both from a mathematical
    standpoint and as a way to understand and analyze biological systems
  * To develop appropriate statistical questions related to the analysis
    of biological systems using ideas from transient dynamics
  * To prepare one or more synthetic documents on the role of transients
    across biological systems.

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

*Co-Organizers:* Alan Hastings, Environmental Science and Policy, Univ. 
of California, Davis; Carl Boettiger, Environmental Science, Policy, and 
Management, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Kim Cuddington, Biology, 
Univ. of Waterloo, Canada; Andrew Morozov, Mathematics, Univ. of 
Leicester, UK; and Sergei Petrovskii, Mathematics, Univ. of Leicester, UK

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online 
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_transients
Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals 
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and 
successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the 
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, 
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

*Application deadline: January 30, 2019*

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 supported by the National Science Foundation, with 
additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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