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Building Math Expertise

Biology is increasingly a numbers game, and newly trained biologists need to have good math skills. Scientific Blogging reports that the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is calling for researchers to submit examples of how they use mathematics in their work so that they can be used in the classroom to show studies how math is applied in modern biology research. "We want to work with researchers to develop fun, engaging examples of the actual maths in use at the cutting edge of bioscience," says BBSRC's Tristan Bunn in a statement, "so that budding young scientists are aware from an early stage of how interlinked the two subjects are and to embrace this, not be daunted by it."