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Growing Team Research

Growing Team Research

All IMCI and IBEST participants, including faculty, postdocs, students and staff, are invited to participate in an extraordinary brainstorming session on January 30 and again on February 6 in the Clearwater room at the ISUB. The idea is that rather than assemble research teams in response to specific funding opportunities, researchers grow teams with common […]

Research Equipment Available ...

One of the main objectives of IMCI is to support faculty in their interdisciplinary research. And one of the ways we do that is by helping the U of I acquire large pieces of equipment that would otherwise be unattainable. That means from time to time we: Purchase equipment outright in support of the CMCI […]

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Data Carpentry – Geospatial Analysis Workshop dates: Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Instructors: Erich Seamon and Travis Seaborn Description: This hands-on workshop will focus on managing and understanding spatial data formats, understanding coordinate reference systems, and working with raster and vector data in R for analysis and visualization. An introductory knowledge to R […]

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Introduction to R for Reproducible Science Workshop dates: Thursday and Friday, February 27-28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Instructors: Lihong  Zhao and Amanda Culley Description: This introductory course will showcase reproducible research through simple analysis examples. The goal is to teach novice programmers to write modular code and best practices for using R for data analysis. This 2-day […]

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Software Carpentry: Unix, Git, and Python for Novices Workshop dates: Thursday and Friday, January 30-31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Instructors: Amanda Stahlke, Breanna Sipley, Salvador (Chava) Castaneda Barba, and Clint Elg Description: Software Carpentry  aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This […]

Dynamic Virtual Protein Proje...

Last week a University of Idaho team presented at the 25th VRST Symposium in Sydney, Australia, and won the Best Demo Award for their project “Dynamic Virtual Proteins: Visualization, Interaction and Collaboration in Virtual Reality.” In the world of virtual reality, the Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is among the top ten […]

U of I’s newest institute is

U of I’s newest institute is IMCI: Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation

The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) is the university’s newest Level III Institute. Housed within the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), IMCI plays a pivotal role in advancing U of I’s strategic plan to be a leader in addressing large, complex problems. Modeling improves research at every stage: making predictions, generating […]

Exploring the Algorithms of L...

Exploring the Algorithms of Life

Thanks to Phil Bogdan, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Office of Research and Economic Development, for helping us tell our story. This article was published in the November 2019 Scholars and Researchers newsletter. Tawny is just one of the amazing students we have working on the various research projects within IMCI. Professor Marty Yterberg […]

Data Carpentries Training

Data Carpentries Training

IMCI is sponsoring the University of Idaho as a member organization in The Carpentries training program to improve data literacy and reproducible science. The Carpentries teaches foundational computational and data science skills to researchers worldwide. They train and certify volunteer instructors and provide curriculum in a variety of topics designed to be presented as workshops. […]

College of Science Faculty Pu...

College of Science faculty Jessica Lee, Siavash Riazi, Shahla Nemati, Jannell Bazurto, Andreas Vasdekis, Benjamin Ridenhour, Christopher Remien and Christopher Marx had a paper published in PLOS Genetics. In their research, they uncovered that genetically identical cells can be phenomenally different in their ability to survive stress, and thus selection acts upon the distributions of […]