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Call for Applications: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, a NIMBioS Tutorial

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The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Evolutionary

Quantitative Genetics," to be held August 4-9, 2014, at NIMBioS.


*Objectives: *Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide

range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the

sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as

well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements.

This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how

quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data. Participants --

graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty -- will learn how to use

R to build and test evolutionary models. There is a need for

evolutionary biologists to understand the field of evolutionary

quantitative genetics because of the ability to collect large amounts of

data by computer, the development of statistical methods for changes of

traits on evolutionary trees and for changes in a single species through

time, and the realization that quantitative characters will not soon be

fully explained by genomics.


*Location: *NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville


*Co-Organizers: *Stevan J. Arnold, Integrative Biology, Oregon State

Univ. and Joe Felsenstein, Genome Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle


*Co-Sponsors: *National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the

American Society of Naturalists


For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online

application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/tutorials/TT_eqg


There are no fees associated with this tutorial. Tutorial participation

in the tutorial is by application only. Individuals with a strong

interest in the topic, including post-docs and graduate students, are

encouraged to apply, and successful applicants will be notified within

two weeks of the application deadline.


*Food and Lodging: *Breakfast and lunch will be provided at NIMBioS each

day of the tutorial, as well as coffee and mid-morning and mid-afternoon

snacks. NIMBioS is not covering other expenses for participants, but a

block of rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel. More information will

be available on our website soon about lodging, room rates, and how

participants can make reservations.


*Application deadline:* May 1, 2014


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

(NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from

around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to

investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life

sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of

Agriculture with additional support from The University of Tennessee,




Catherine Crawley, Ph.D.

Communications Manager

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

University of Tennessee

1122 Volunteer Blvd, Ste. 106

Knoxville, TN 37996

e ccrawley@nimbios.org

t +1 865 974 9350

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