[Microbiology] Call for Applications: Modeling Intracellular Movements, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via microbio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Wed Apr 27 13:12:09 EST 2011

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
*"**Mathematical Modeling of Intracellular Movements**"** *to be held
October 24-26, 2011, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: * Recent advances in live cell microscopy have resulted in
a flood of time-lapse observations that reveal a high degree of motility
inside cells. Quantitative analysis of these movements is necessary to
gain a full understanding of intracellular dynamics and their
regulation. This analysis is often hampered by the sheer complexity of
the movements, the great number of objects to be tracked, and the
diffraction limit of optical microscopes. At the same time, mathematical
and statistical models have made significant progress in producing fast
algorithms that reliably track multiple objects in space. In some cases,
these models were successfully applied to cell biological data sets, but
the full potential of a rigorous mathematical approach that can be
employed across a wide range of biological processes has not been
realized. The workshop will bring together experts from cell biology as
well as mathematics, statistics, computational science and physics to
discuss current approaches and possible alternatives.

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

*Co-Organizers: *Vasileios Maroulas (Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of
Tennessee); Andreas Nebenführ (Dept. of Biochemistry and Cellular and
Molecular Biology, Univ. of Tennessee); Ram Dixit (Dept. of Biology,
Washington Univ. ); Panos Stinis (Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of
Minnesota); Anja Geitmann (Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Montreal)

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online
application form, go to

If needed, applicants may request travel and lodging support.
Participation is limited, and those selected to attend will be notified
within two weeks of the application deadline. *Application deadline:
July 24, 2011*

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 Coordinator
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1534 White Avenue, Suite 400
Knoxville, TN 37996-1527
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