[Molecular-modelling] Call for Applications: Modeling Dengue Fever, a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Tue Jan 3 10:53:11 EST 2012


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop,
*"**Modeling Dengue Fever**Dynamics and Control"***to be held July
23-24, 2012, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives:* More than one-third of the world's population lives in
areas at risk for the transmission of dengue, a vector-transmitted
disease that is one of the leading causes of death and illness in the
tropics and subtropics. This workshop will bring together public health
officials as well as mathematicians, biologists and epidemiologists to
promote an interdisciplinary approach to identifying important issues in
modeling Dengue transmission dynamics and control; to encourage the
establishment of new collaborations for research on Dengue and other
infectious diseases with non-human transmission components; and to
develop Dengue virus models that incorporate important features such as
vector dynamics and control, serotype interactions and immunity, and at
the same time allow for model testing/validation.

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

*Co-Organizers:* Derek Cummings, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health; Zhilan Feng, Mathematics, Purdue Univ.; Jorge
Velasco-Hernandez, Mathematics, UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico; Michael
Johansson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

If needed, applicants may request travel and lodging support. Workshop
participants are selected through an open application process.
Individuals with a strong interest in the topic, including post-docs and
graduate students, are encouraged to apply. Those selected to attend
will be notified within two weeks after the application deadline.

*Application Deadline: March 1, 2012.*

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,
Knoxville.

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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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