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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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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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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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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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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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Graduate Research Fellowship Program – call for Reviewers!

If you, or someone you know in the Biological Sciences has an interest in serving as a reviewer for a National Science Foundation program, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program needs reviewers.  Please register at: https://nsfgrfp.org/panelist_info/registration You will be asked to create a registration and outline your research area/interests so that you can be assigned applications …

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Re-integrating Biology Town Halls

Register for the upcoming Reintegrating Biology Virtual Town Hall, which will take place the week of September 16, 2019. Reposted on behalf of our colleagues from the Office of the Assistant Director. “Biology has the goal of understanding the processes that generate and sustain life.  Despite this unifying principle, the actual practice of modern biology …

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