Whole-cell modeling summer school

March 9-13, 2015 | Rostock, Germany

We are pleased to announce the hackathon-style summer school to be held next year in Rostock, Germany, with the aim of developing an open version of the Karr et al. whole-cell model.

The primary aim for the participants of the summer school is to learn about standards for modelling and simulation in computational biology.  But a secondary aim is to enjoy modelling, coding and diagramming the whole-cell model using openly available software and COMBINE standards.

An anticipated outcome of the event is a roadmap for future developments needed in the different standardisation efforts involved in the summer school.  Together, we want to answer the important question: "What is missing in today's standards?"  We believe this will help provide guidelines for COMBINE.

In total, wel accepted 47 students (PhD to early postdoc level), who will be fully funded through the Volkswagen Foundation. We would like to thank the 108 people who applied for this summer school! Application is now closed.

Invited talk, 9th March 2015, 6pm, Aula, Universitätsplatz 1, Rostock.
Dr. Jonathan Karr, Mt Sinai School of Medicine
 | New York, US: "Toward whole-cell models for engineering." (Abstract, Slides)

... and the story goes on: Whole Cell 2, October 10-11, 2015.

  The event is funded by the Volkswagen foundation.