The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now taking applications for its Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SRE). The program will be held May 26 – July 17, 2020, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields will live on campus and work in teams with UT professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Participants receive free university apartment-style housing, a stipend of $4500, and up to $650 of support for travel to/from Knoxville.

2020 Projects: This year’s research projects are modeling the co-evolutionary dynamics of quorum sensing and biofilms; modeling agent-based simulations of Caenorhabditis elegans; spatial modeling the effects of climate change on species distributions; and modeling the effects of pathogenic bacteria on phytoplankton community mortality.

Who may apply?
Students enrolled in an undergraduate program and not scheduled to graduate prior to August 1, 2010 may apply. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. NIMBioS is committed to promoting diversity in all its activities. Diversity is considered in all its aspects, social and scientific, including gender, ethnicity, scientific field, career stage, geography and type of home institution.

Application Deadline:  February 12, 2020

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