Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Symposium

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) features a symposium organized by Professor Silas Alben and Professor Laura Miller (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "Combining experiments with modeling and computational methods to study animal locomotion." The goal of the symposium and associated workshop at the 2012 Meeting of the SICB is to encourage investigators in organismal biology to use recent computational advances in fluid-structure interaction problems, stochastic modeling, and complex fluids and materials to answer fundamental questions in ecomechanics, functional morphology, and comparative physiology.

The workshop on "Research and Training at the Interface of Theory and Experiment" will take place on Friday of the meeting. The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate discussions about effective training of students and the professional development of junior faculty who are working in an explicitly interdisciplinary context of biology, mathematics, theory, and simulation. A group of 4 senior researchers at the interface of mathematical modeling and experiment will share their experiences in training students and carrying out multidisciplinary research. The workshop will then break up into subgroups to discuss various topics listed on the SICB website.

The symposium and associated workshop take place on January 6.