NIMBioS News

NIMBioS Combines Math and Biology with Music

When a singer-songwriter sits down to write lyrics and create an accompanying melody, math and biology usually don’t make their way into the musical equation. With the Songwriter-in-Residence program at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the UT Knoxville, science makes the cut every time.

News Sentinel: Group participating in 8-week research project at UT

In this News Sentinel story about the UT Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Research Experiences for Veterinary Students program organized by NIMBioS, Kimberly Gwinn, UT associate professor of entomology and plant pathology, and Catherine Crawley, NIMBioS communications coordinator, talk about the unique program and its benefits.

Students Across the Country Come to UT for NIMBioS Research Programs

UT professors conducting research at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis will get help this summer from undergraduates coming from around the country to participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Veterinary programs.

UT Hosts Conference on Deadly Parasite

Researchers from all over the world will join forces at UT Knoxville this week to try to combat a deadly parasite which has infected up to one-quarter of Americans and up to one-third of the world’s population, according to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

UT Knoxville Video Most-Watched on SEC Academic Network

The ratings are in, and UT Knoxville’s National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, or NIMBioS, is at the top of the charts. A video about the year-old National Science Foundation research center is the most-watched video on the SEC Academic Network, a new Web site that hosts academically-oriented videos from all the schools of the Southeastern Conference.

NIMBioS Celebrates First Year With More Than 400 Participating Scientists, Scholars

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at UT Knoxville celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, and thus far, more than 400 individuals from 15 countries and 43 states have participated in various research and educational activities. NIMBioS focuses on advancing research and education at the interface of biology and mathematics. Programs for visitors to NIMBioS facilities began in March 2009, including working groups, investigative workshops, tutorials, and educational opportunities.

UT’s Pregame Faculty Showcase Examines Computational Problem-solving

The UT Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Faculty Showcase continues Saturday, Sept. 12, with a presentation by Louis Gross, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics. The presentation, “Computational Ecology: Environmental Problem-solving for the 21st Century,” will include information on Gross’s research and will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the University Center Ballroom before the Vols’ home game against the UCLA Bruins.