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.
The Centripetals luncheon lecture series continues with a presentation by Louis Gross on “Fostering Interdisciplinarity in Research and Education: NIMBioS and Beyond,” noon Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. Tickets are $8, payable at the door, and includes lunch.
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.
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.
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.