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Did you miss it? September 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: BIO’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 15th, 2022 providing information about the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) funding opportunity (NSF 22-623). Program Officers associated with the PRFB program and representatives from other IOS core programs attended to discuss with and answer …

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IOS Bids Farewell to Joelle Thresher

Joelle Thresher was a program specialist in IOS for the past year working with the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) and the Developmental Systems (DSC) Clusters. Joelle was involved with many IOS working groups including the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) working group. She is staying within NSF but taking a position in the Division of …

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In Recognition of all Postdocs Supported by NSF’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) – It’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

September 19-23, 2022 National postdoc appreciation week. Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has hosted a National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) in recognition of the outstanding contributions that postdoctoral researchers make to the U.S. scientific enterprise.  BIO sends its thanks to all postdocs for their hard work and dedication to advancing the science supported …

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IOS Bids Farewell to Patrick Abbot

Patrick Abbot was a program director in IOS for the past 3 years within the Behavioral Systems Cluster (BSC). Patrick was involved with numerous other NSF activities outside of BSC while serving as a rotator, including the IOS Symbiosis, Infection and Immunity (SII) program, EDGE, ORCC, OSIB, and RaMP solicitation, among others. He is returning …

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An Invitation for the IOS Community to Weigh In! NIH Comparative Genomics Resource Listening Sessions on September 21, 2022 at 12pm

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is undertaking a project to facilitate reliable comparative genomics analyses for all eukaryotic organisms. The Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR) is a National Library of Medicine (NLM) project to establish an interoperable suite of National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) repositories and knowledgebases offering high-value data, tools, and interfaces compatible with …

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Don’t miss this one! Upcoming deadline for the Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC) Solicitation – November 15, 2022

The deadline for submission of proposals to the ORCC solicitation NSF 22-513 is Nov. 15, 2022.  This solicitation calls for proposals that integrate the study of genomic, physiological, structural, developmental, neural, or behavioral mechanisms of organismal response to climate change (ORCC) with eco-evolutionary approaches to better manage the effects of a rapidly changing climate on earth’s living systems. Further …

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Did you miss it? The Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) Webinar Highlights 

PACSP hosted a program Webinar on 22 Aug 2022.  The webinar featured some highlights of the program solicitation followed by Program Directors answering questions from the audience.  A recording of the slide presentation shown at the webinar is available from the PACSP Program page. Some of the questions posed via email are answered below.   Will …

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IOS Bids Farewell to John Long

John Long was a program director in IOS for the past year within the Physiological and Structural Systems (PSS) Cluster. Specifically, John worked in the Physiological Mechanisms and Biomechanics (PMB) Program. John worked both remotely and traveled to NSF headquarters for panels and meetings. He is returning to his faculty position at Vassar College, a …

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Did you miss it? August 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: A new solicitation for microbiome research and an introduction to the newest Directorate at NSF

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on August 18, 2022, providing information about: “Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability, and Biotechnology (Synthetic Communities)” solicitation Technology, Innovation and Partnerships/Translational Impacts (TIP) Directorate Program Directors presented some information about the new solicitation …

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RePost: BIO Welcomes New Division Director in IOS

We hope to give a more thorough introduction in the near future, but in the meantime, please welcome our New Division Director Dr. Denise Dearing! RePost from BIO Buzz: I am pleased to welcome Dr. Denise Dearing to BIO as the new Division Director in our Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). Dr. Dearing joins …

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