The National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB) aims to integrate the disciplines of mathematics and biology in order to transform the practice of biological research and to inspire new mathematical discoveries.
The mission of the NITMB is to create a nationwide collaborative research community that will generate new mathematical results and uncover the “rules of life” through theories, data-informed mathematical models, and computational and statistical tools. The NITMB leverages close collaborations between experimentalists and theorists to synergize discovery. The fundamental research done by NITMB will stimulate advances in areas as diverse as the environment, medicine, and technology development. NITMB members and visitors share space in downtown Chicago that is readily accessible to collaborators across the U.S. and the world.
NITMB uses an interlocking set of strategies and initiatives that help develop a diverse workforce while ensuring broad impacts on the mathematical and biological research communities.
Targeted research bringing together mathematicians and biologists to collaborate and train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists.
Scientific long programs, workshops, and conferences enhancing collaboration between mathematics and biology.
An innovative research program organized around five interrelated themes, selected because they reflect key capabilities of biological systems and interconnect with open mathematical problems.
Education and training initiatives with community partners reaching teachers and students from the K-12 level, undergraduates, graduates, and post-baccalaureate students, with the goal to balance inclusion of marginalized individuals.