NIMBioS, WIGGIO announce new partnership in cloud collaboration

November 01, 2011

Boston, MA, October 31st, 2011 - Wiggio.com and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), just announced their partnership to spearhead the Wiggio Priemium application, which offers groups and organizations a private-labeled collaboration tool. This application combines Wiggio's existing services with new advanced features within a closed community. NIMBioS will use this advanced toolkit to connect biological researchers from around the world to collaborate on projects.

NIMBioS, located at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has used Wiggio's classic version since 2009. At NIMBioS, top researchers from around the world work toward finding creative solutions to today's biological problems, and they are using Wiggio as their primary application to share their research, ideas, and data. Now, NIMBioS has strengthened their collaboration capabilities by upgrading their account.

"We're looking forward to applying the cloud collaboration approach to both foster scientific collaborations across disciplines and to evaluate how new technology is affecting the science while reducing travel and associated carbon costs," said NIMBioS Director Louis Gross.

NIMBioS also plans to use its Wiggio Premium account to develop an educational program called the "Teacher Collaboration Program," which connects high school math and biology teachers with someone in the NIMBioS research community. The goal of these partnerships will be to promote the unity of math and life science in the classroom by posting articles, answering questions, and sharing resources through the application.

By offering this upgraded version, Wiggio's goal is to take cloud collaboration to the next level. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to work with NIMBioS. Wiggio has always enabled teams and organizations to work together online -- we've now built this premium version to best meet the advanced needs of groups like NIMBioS, who request an ad-free, private labeled environment for their members," said Wiggio Founder and CEO Dana Lampert. Wiggio's membership has risen to nearly one million users since its launch in 2008. The company plans to offer optional account upgrades to more clients in the near future.
-end-
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Dana Lampert from Wiggio, please call Shannon Lehotsky at 267-879-8199 or by email at Shannon@wiggio.com. To contact or schedule an interview with NIMBioS, please contact Catherine Crawley at 865-974-9350 or ccrawley@nimbios.org

About Wiggio

Wiggio is a free productivity tool that simplifies group communication. Private groups of any size can quickly and easily communicate and share information in real-time via text, email and voice messaging, live phone and video-conferencing, file sharing and editing, group surveys, shared calendars, schedules and discussion topics. Headquartered in Boston, Wiggio secured $2.1 million in a Series A financing led by New Atlantic Ventures in mid-2010. For more information, please visit www.wiggio.com.

About NIMBioS

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Related Math Articles from Brightsurf:

Smokers good at math are more likely to want to quit
For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests.

Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think
New research from the University of Washington finds that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge.

Speak math, not code
Writing algorithms in mathematics rather than code is not only more elegant but also more efficient, says 2013 Turing Award winner Leslie Lamport.

Math that feels good
Mathematics and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require an enormous effort to produce -- until now.

Using math to blend musical notes seamlessly
MIT researchers have invented an algorithm that produces a real-time portamento effect, gliding a note at one pitch into a note of another pitch, between any two audio signals, such as a piano note gliding into a human voice.

Novel math could bring machine learning to the next level
In recent years, a theory called 'Topological Data Analysis,' stemmed from a branch of Mathematics so abstract that it did not seem to have any application whatsoever in the real world, has been making computers much better at recognizing meaningful structure inside all kinds of large datasets (a.k.a.

Study shows we like our math like we like our art: Beautiful
A beautiful landscape painting, a beautiful piano sonata -- art and music are almost exclusively described in terms of aesthetics, but what about math?

Phase transitions: The math behind the music
Physics Professor Jesse Berezovsky contends that until now, much of the thinking about math and music has been a top-down approach, applying mathematical ideas to existing musical compositions as a way of understanding already existing music.

IQ a better predictor of adult economic success than math
IQ in childhood is a better indicator of adult wealth than math for very preterm and very low-weight babies, according to a new study in PLOS ONE.

Math + good posture = better scores
A San Francisco State University study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under pressure.

Read More: Math News and Math Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.