Welcome to IOS in Focus, the blog of the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

IOS supports research aimed at improving our understanding of organisms as integrated units of biological organization.  The Division welcomes diverse approaches to research addressing organismal questions, and especially encourages integrative and interdisciplinary perspectives on complex problems in organismal biology. The goal is to predict why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do.

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