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BIO Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Lynch

Please join us on January 22nd as the Directorate for Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Michael Lynch of Arizona State University and Director of the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution for his Distinguished Lecture titled, "Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws.”  Dr. Michael Lynch   Arizona State University  Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws  Abstract   Many well-known …

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Repost from OAD: Reintegrating Biology Workshop Series Outcomes

The BIO Directorate considers integrative approaches to understanding life’s key innovations as essential for understanding the full diversity of mechanisms regulating fundamental biological processes. The Reintegrating Biology series of workshops) included a combination of virtual and in-person events and provided a venue for the broader biological community to discuss the opportunities and challenges for integrating …

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BIO Program Officers at Plant & Animal Genome XXVI Conference

PAG Annual Meeting 2020 January 11-15, 2020 San Diego, CA The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a joint booth (#422) with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the PAG meeting in San Diego, CA.  Stop by the DOE-NSF-USDA booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with …

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January Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The January IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held January 16th, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, a discussion of the …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December Recap: Understanding the Rules of Life – Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on December 19th, 2019 focused on the new solicitation for Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (URoL: MTM) (NSF 20-513). From the solicitation, “The URoL:MTM program invites integrated, interdisciplinary proposals that develop theoretical predictive frameworks with well-designed experimental and/or computational …

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BIO Program Officers at SICB 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a booth (#501) January 4-6, 2020 at the annual Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in Austin, TX. Stop by the NSF booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with an NSF Program Director (PD) from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) or the …

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December Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The December IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held December 19th, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, a discussion of the …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours November edition: Biology Integration Institutes (BII) and Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (URoL: Epigenetics) – What do you need to know?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on November 21, 2019, focused on the new solicitations for the Biology Integration Institutes (BII; NSF 20-508) and Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL): Epigenetics (NSF 20-512). The BII solicitation focuses on the development of institutes that can provide structure for integrated biological …

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Special Message: Happy Thanksgiving and Funding Opportunities

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to all in the IOS-supported research communities! And just in case you need a "break" from all the festivities, here are links to recently released solicitations that describe new funding opportunities you might be interested in: Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508 Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics NSF 20-512 …

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From The AD: New Funding Opportunities for Understanding the Rules of Life

Dear Colleagues, BIO is excited to announce to the biological sciences community two new funding opportunities under the Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL) Big Idea: 1) Epigenetics and 2) Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (MTM). The URoL Big Idea seeks to create a new paradigm at the convergence of science, engineering, and technology that will elucidate theoretical frameworks (rules) to enable prediction of …

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IOS Scientists are named MacArthur Fellows!

The MacArthur Foundation recently awarded  26 talented individuals with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also called the MacArthur “Genius” award. Ranging from artists to scientists, these Fellows were selected as exceptionally creative and dedicated individuals who will contribute to society in long-lasting ways through their discoveries and creative activities. As explained by John Palfrey, President of …

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Repost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes Webinar

On behalf of our colleagues in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD), BIO Buzz recently posted about an approaching webinar about the new Solicitation (NSF 20-508) for Biology Integration Institutes posted below. For more information, please go directly to the BIO Buzz Blog to see the original post. "Please join us for the upcoming webinar about the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) …

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November Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The November IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held November 21st from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recently announced solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters, including the Biology Integration Institutes and Understanding the Rules of …

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Science Nation Spotlight on IOS-funded Investigators

Science Nation, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) online magazine, highlights the work of biologists Karin and David Pfennig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill funded by Integrative Organismal Systems and Division of Environmental Biology  (see the awards here: 1753865  ; 1643239 ; 1555520). This new video outlines the intriguing outcomes from the Pfennig’s work …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours October Recap: INCLUDES – What’s New?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on October 24th, 2019 focused on the new solicitation from the Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) (NSF 19-600). During this office hour, we were joined by Program Directors Sophie George (BIO/DBI) and …

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Repost: New BIO Funding Opportunity for the Reintegration of Biology

On behalf of our colleagues over in the Office of the Assistant Director,  BIO Buzz Blog recently posted about the new funding opportunity for Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508  posted below. Supporting fundamental biological research that takes an integrative approach to understanding life’s key innovations is a priority for the BIO Directorate. Despite biology’s unifying goal of …

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