Life Sciences

The Simons Foundation division of Life Sciences seeks to advance basic research on fundamental questions in biology. The division currently focuses on origins of life, microbial oceanography, microbial ecology and evolution, and support of early career scientists.

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NSF-Simons MathBioSys Initiative

The NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys) program is a partnership of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Simons Foundation divisions of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and of Life Sciences. The program has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the search for the underlying principles that govern how life functions. The four centers are based at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern University and the University of California, Irvine and will receive support from NSF and the Simons Foundation for five years.

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