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Emerging Directions Workshops

Held in the winter, these workshops focus on timely topics and challenges. Topics that generate significant interest will be nominated as topics for a future LP.

Event Schedule

Speakers
February 19 - 23, 2024

@ NITMB, John Hancock Center

Monday, February 19 (In Order of Presenting)

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Talk Title:
“Genotype-phenotype-fitness map of adaptation in yeast”

Stanford University

Speaking February 19th

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Talk Title:
“Data-driven selection of models for collective cell migration”

North Carolina State University

Speaking February 19th

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Talk Title: 
“Learning the shape of the immune and protein universe”

University of Washington

Speaking February 19th

Tuesday, February 20 (In Order of Presenting)

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Talk Title: TBD

City University of New York

Speaking February 20th

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Talk Title: 
“Neural computations underlying the regulation of motivated behavior”

Northwestern University

Speaking February 20th

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Talk Title:
“Statistical physics of embryonic transcriptomes reveal map of cellular interactions”

Northwestern University

Speaking February 20th

Wednesday, February 21 (In Order of Presenting)

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Talk Title:
“Information maximization and hyperbolic geometry of neural manifolds”

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Speaking February 21st

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Talk Title:
“Evolution of evolvability of rapidly evolving populations”

Stanford University

Speaking February 21st

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Talk Title:
“The math of fatigue: from circadian rhythms in wearable measurements to mental health”

University of Michigan

Speaking February 21st

Thursday, February 22

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Talk Title:
“Many more is different”

University of Pennsylvania

Speaking February 22nd

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Talk Title:

“Synthetic microbial consortia as models of multi-cellular systems”

University of Houston

Speaking February 22nd

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Talk Title:
“Critical points can efficiently integrate molecular information”

Yale University

Speaking February 22nd

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Talk Title:
“Antigenic waves of viral-immune antagonistic co-evolution"

École Normale Supérieure

Speaking February 22nd

Convening Activities

Convening activities are critical for bridging gaps between mathematics and biology, and for uniting these disciplines over major questions of common interest. They are organized around broad conceptual themes common to mathematics and biology and highlight opportunities for mathematicians to develop new mathematics that have a direct impact on biology research.

 

These are open to participants from institutions worldwide, and aim to include researchers from both disciplines. Activities are designed to encourage discovery, stimulate collaborations among participants, and build a dialogue concerning the practice of research by mathematicians and biologists. Most convening programs will be held in the NITMB space located in the John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Feb 19, 2024, 8:30 AM CST – Feb 23, 2024, 1:00 PM CST
    NITMB @ John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    This workshop with introduce emerging topics in the Institute's themes Fidelity & Variation, Fitness & Optimization, Information Processing, Learning & Adaptation, and Prediction & Anticipation.
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  • Apr 29, 2024, 8:30 AM CDT – May 03, 2024, 1:00 PM CDT
    IMSI, 1155 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
    This workshop will explore new approaches to ecological dynamics of microbial communities. Co-hosted with the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation. Applications are being accepted now through March 31, 2024.
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Long Programs

Each fall and spring, NITMB holds a Long Program (LP) that addresses one or more of the five research themes supported by the NITMB.

Now accepting proposals to host Long Programs.

Summer Tutorials

LP organizers are invited to teach a Summer Workshop in the summer before their LP. The workshop introduces LP participants to the general theme and identifies major challenges.

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