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[Computational-biology] Call for Applications: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, a NIMBioS Tutorial

Catherine Crawley via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Fri Mar 6 11:31:30 EST 2015


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Evolutionary 
Quantitative Genetics," to be held August 10-15, 2015, 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, both from single 
species and with multiple-species phylogenies. 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.

The content of this tutorial will be similar to the workshop held at 
NIMBioS in 2014. For information about the Evolutionary Quantitative 
Genetics 2014 tutorial held at NIMBioS, visit 
http://www.nimbios.org/tutorials/TT_eqg.

*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

*Instructors: *Patrick Carter, Evolutionary Physiology, Washington State 
Univ., Pullman; Tyler Hether, Biological Sciences, Univ. of Idaho, 
Moscow; Adam Jones, Biology, Texas A&M Univ.; Emilia Martins, Biology, 
Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Brian O'Meara, Ecology & Evolutionary 
Biology, Univ. of Tennessee; Liam Revell, Biology, Univ. of 
Massachusetts, Boston; and Michael Whitlock, Zoology, Univ. of British 
Columbia

*Co-Sponsor:* 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_eqg2015

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, 2015

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, with 
additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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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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