[Molecular-modelling] Applications Open: NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Synchrony in Biological Systems

Catherine Crawley via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Wed Dec 8 11:08:30 EST 2010

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop:
Synchrony in Biological Systems Across Scales to be held April 11-13,
2011, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Synchronous oscillatory activity and phase-locking in
general are universal phenomena that occur in biological systems ranging
from the level of intracellular dynamics to population dynamics across
thousands of kilometers. The study of synchrony from a mathematical
standpoint has had a very long history going back at least as far as
Huygens in the 1600's. However, there are still many unanswered
questions involving synchronization that are of central biological
importance. The importance of synchrony in many different fields of
biological and physical sciences has led to large bodies of literature
on synchrony that have little cross-referencing. This workshop will
bring together a diverse group of researchers from mathematics and
statistics and the biological sciences including ecology and
neuroscience. We will explore how ideas about the study of synchrony in
one field can provide novel insights into questions of synchrony in
another field. We will also identify what are real gaps in the theory of
synchrony from a biological perspective and identify where progress will
be possible.

*Co-organizers: *Alan Hastings (Environmental Science and Policy,
University of California, Davis, CA); Tim Lewis (Department of
Mathematics, University of California, Davis, CA); Michael Bosnall
(Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)

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

For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online
application form, go to http://nimbios.org/workshops/WS_synchrony

*Application deadline:* January 15, 2011

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) 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, Knoxville.

Catherine Crawley, Ph.D.
Communications Coordinator
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
University of Tennessee
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1527
Phone: (865) 974-9350
Fax: (865) 974-9461
Email: ccrawley from nimbios.org

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