2018 IMAG’s NEXT TOP MODEL Video Competition

Background & Motivation:


Our multiscale modeling community does amazing, world-changing research, and in order to maximize its impact we are compelled to share it with the lay public and within our own community. In order to facilitate this sharing, IMAG’s Public Dissemination & Education (PDE) Task Force has launched this inaugural NEXT TOP MODEL Video Competition. We invite anyone who is doing research related to computational modeling to produce a short, promotional and educational video that describes your research and its impact for a lay audience (i.e. 5th grade education level).


Submitted videos will be eligible for posting on IMAG’s YouTube channel, and judged according to the rubric below by a panel of judges, including the co-leads of the PDE Task Force (Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Silivia Blemker, David Basanta, and Andrew McCulloch), high school science teachers, and high school students. Prizes (listed below) will be awarded to the top three videos.


Questions? Please contact Shayn Peirce-Cottler (

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2019 MSM Consortium Meeting dates are set!


Wednesday March 6th, 2019- 8:30am to Thursday March 7th, 2019- 5:30pm

Co-chairs: Bruce Lee, MD, MBA and Jeff Holmes, MD, PhD

Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Application Due Date:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Application Due Date:
Saturday, December 1, 2018


Webinar Date
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00am to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Webinar Date
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:00pm
Webinar Date
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:45am to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 8:00am

MSM Meetings

NSF Funded workshop - Future Frameworks of Theoretical Neuroscience, Feb 4-7, 2019, San Antonio, TX.

Call for applications to participate: graduate students, postdoctoral fellows & junior assistant professors             

Meeting Date:
Monday, February 4, 2019 to Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Meeting Location:
San Antonio, TX
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Network Modeling," to be held February 4-6, 2019, at NIMBioS.Objectives: This tutorial aims to introduce faculty, post-docs & graduate students to the topic of complex networks.
Meeting Date:
Monday, February 4, 2019 to Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Meeting Location:
NIMBioS, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop, "Mathematics of Gun Violence," to be held May 1-3, 2019, at NIMBioS.Objectives: Gun violence is a central public concern in the United States, annually leading to the deaths of 31,000 individuals and the non-fatal injuries of 78,000 others. It has been called an epidemic and a public health crisis.

Meeting Date:
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019
Meeting Location:
NIMBioS @ the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

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