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‘Think Differently,’ McPeek Urges

Theoretical ecologists should think about the world in a different way, said Dr. Mark A. McPeek, David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, during Tuesday’s Interdisciplinary Seminar at NIMBioS. “Are our theories built for the right … Continue reading

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Hammerstein Explains How Plants Manipulate Brains

Dr. Peter Hammerstein from the Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt University in Berlin was NIMBioS’ Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Distinguished Visitor at Tuesday’s Interdisciplinary Seminar. Hammerstein investigates the evolution of living organisms using evolutionary game theory. In his talk, “Manipulative … Continue reading

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Agusto Shares the Flu (Model) with Fisk Students

Dr. Folashade Agusto, NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow, visited Fisk University recently and presented “Mathematical Modeling and Optimal Control of Transmission of Avian Influenza” to an eager group of undergraduate students and faculty.  This was made possible by NIMBioS’s partnership agreement with … Continue reading

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NIMBioS BioBalladeer Opens the Show

RB Morris, NIMBioS songwriter-in-residence for November, treated the audience at a recent seminar to his song, “That’s How Every Empire Falls.” The song fit nicely with the guest speaker’s topic about the rise of complex human societies. Peter Turchin, a … Continue reading

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