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Research Funding Opportunity
Posted: Tuesday, December 16
The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary studies is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 IBEST Pilot Grant Program. This is an opportunity for faculty to obtain funds to catalyze new research initiatives on campus. The IBEST Pilot Project Grant Program will fund 1-2 grants to support pilot research on aspects of evolutionary and computational biology that are pertinen...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Faculty and Staff Announcement
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New Mathematical Biology Undergraduate Degree Option
Posted: Thursday, December 4
The Math Department is excited to announce the new undergraduate degree option in Mathematical Biology. This applied option combines courses in mathematics and biology for a future in the growing fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Students in this area take courses (and sometimes carry out research) at the interface of biology and math. Topics often include aspects of ecology, gen...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Mathematics | Mathematics | Faculty and Staff Announcement
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Informational Meeting About Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge
Posted: Wednesday, October 8
With a goal of stimulating entrepreneurship at Idaho’s colleges and universities, Zions Bank has launched the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a business model and business plan competition offering over $150,000 in prizes. All colleges and universities in the Gem State are invited to participate and the University of Idaho is currently screening ideas to enter into the Spring 2015 Challenge....
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Biological Sciences | Faculty and Staff Announcement
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New Microscope Will Allow UI Scientists to See Biology in Action
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Biologists in the College of Science at the University of Idaho will now have an opportunity to image cells and small organisms while they are in motion, responding to environmental change or changing shape during development.  A group of investigators led by Deborah Stenkamp, a professor in the UI Department of Biological Sciences, has received two...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Research | News Release
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UI Receives $1.2 Million to Bring New Life to Undergraduate Research Labs
Posted: Thursday, May 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 29, 2014 – Students in beginning chemistry, biology, environmental science and microbiology courses at the University of Idaho will soon get a revamped laboratory experience that allows them to tackle real-world problems. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a $1.2 million, five-year grant to UI’s Biosciences Retention and Academic Innovatio...
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UI Prof Works with International Team to Study How Plants Evolved to Weather the Cold
Posted: Sunday, December 22 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Dec. 22, 2013 – A team of plant researchers including University of Idaho biologist David Tank has assembled the largest dated evolutionary tree, using it to show the order in which flowering plants evolved specific strategies, such as the seasonal shedding of leaves, to move into areas with cold winters. The results will be published Dec. 22 in the journal Nature.
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Biological Sciences | David Tank | Research | News Release
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U-Idaho receives $5.1 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Idaho a five-year grant for $5.1 million in continued support of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST).
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Science | Biological Sciences | Larry Forney | Research | News Release
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2013 College of Science Student Awards
Posted: Thursday, April 4 2013
The College of Science has named Katie Slavens as the recipient of the John P. George Award for 2013. The George Award is given to the outstanding graduating senior from the college, chosen from among students nominated from each of the college’s departments. Katie will receive a certificate and a 50 oz. engraved silver bar, to be presented at the college’s graduation reception in the ...
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$718,304 in Competitive Grants Awarded to Faculty Members.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013
University of Idaho faculty members of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) were awarded $718,304 in competitive grants as part of the NSF BEACON Science and Technology Center on "Evolution in Action". The award will be dispersed over two years. $513,304 for 2013-14 academic year, and $204,836 for the 2014-15 academic year. These funds support nine projects involving 1...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Research | Acknowledgements
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U-Idaho Biologist Investigates a Common Virus’ Damaging Effect on Cells
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho - University of Idaho biologist Lee Fortunato’s innovative new research method reveals how a virus responsible for birth defects co-opts a cell’s ability to repair itself. Fortunato, an associate professor of biological sciences, has spent more than 15 years studying human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and her recent research was published today in the Public Library of Scien...
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