Durham Computational Biology Symposium 2018

Announcing the inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium

The complexity of the problems faced by researchers in the biological sciences is substantial and often difficult to overcome by researchers trained within a single field. As such, research in biology and neuroscience has greatly benefitted from collaborations with computational modelers from physics, engineering and computer science. Durham University has strengths in all of these areas, hence increased collaboration across departments can lead to new and exciting avenues of research.

A cross-departmental research group in Computational Biology has been organised and will kick-off on the afternoon of 14 November with flash-talks, discussions and an invited speaker. Researchers from all departments are welcome, including faculty, post-docs and PhD students.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Netta Cohen (Faculty of Engineering | School of Computing), University of Leeds:


Venue: E101 Engineering

Time: 14th November 2018.


12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (in Computer Science atrium)

13:00 - 14:00 Flash Talks (12 speakers @ 5 minutes each)

14:00 - 15:00 Poster Session

15:00 - 16:00 Invited Talk - Prof. Netta Cohen

16:00 - 17:00 Breakout Discussions

The inaugural symposium has been generously sponsored by the Biophysical Sciences Institute

Flash talks

-BEIERHOLM, ULRIK; (Psychology)

-BRECKON, TOBY; (Computer science)

-CHRISTY, ANDREW T.R.; (Physics)

-DEGIACOMI, MATTEO T.; (Chemistry)

-FINCH, ABIGAIL P.; (Physics)

-HSING, PEN-YUAN; (Biosciences)

-ISMAIL, KHALID N.A.; (Computer science)


-LEVER, COLIN; (Psychology)

-LOTAY, AMRIT S.; (Physics)

-NARDINI, MARKO; (Psychology)

-WEINKOVE, DAVID (Biosciences)

-WIESE, HOLGER; (Psychology)

-WILLCOCKS, CHRIS G. (Computer science)

If you plan to attend, let us know below by 9 November (for catering purposes) and let us know if you would like to present a flash talk or mini-poster (A4 or A3).

For more information please contact Jason Connolly (j.d.connolly@durham.ac.uk).


The organisers

Beierholm (Psychology), Bordewich (Computer Science), Connolly (Psychology) and Fitzpatrick (Physics)