New Ideas Incubating at NIMBioS

Incubator Roundtable participants at NIMBioS

NIMBioS hosted its first ever Synthesis Incubator on the theme of “Emerging Risks, Measured Responses” last week, which brought together researchers and various local, state and federal stakeholders to discuss topics and generate ideas for collaboration.

Through roundtable discussions and an evening of networking, participants addressed a diverse set of problems representing “emerging risks” with goals to forge new collaborative networks and new paths to “measured responses. ”

Roundtable discussions covered topics related to preparing students to use math in analyzing emerging risks, building adaptive capacity into conservation and natural resource management, identifying issues that can be addressed with spatially explicit datasets, and addressing current problems in host-pathogen interactions.

The day concluded with networking over hors d’oeuvres and music, dinner and a keynote address from James LeDuc, director of the Galveston National Laboratory, University of Texas Medical Branch.¬†The evening social activities were held at the Foundry in Knoxville.

Check out our photo album on Flickr below.

For the full program including list of participants, visit

Incubator 2017


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