Whole-cell (WC) models that predict phenotype from genotype by accounting for each gene function are promising tools for bioengineering and precision medicine. However, significant work remains to develop WC models. The goal of the 2019 Whole-Cell Modeling Summer School is to train young researchers to build and simulate WC models.
The course is the only course on WC modeling. The course will teach strategies for building and managing large models, including multi-algorithm modeling, model organism database curation, surrogate modeling, and software development. The seven-day course will feature didactic lectures, interactive hands-on tutorials, and student research talks.
The course is designed for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars who wish to gain training in WC modeling.
Application open: Fall, 2018
Application deadline: Jan 13, 2019
Application decisions: Jan 20, 2019
School: Apr 7-13, 2019
We hope to provide several scholarships to trainees from non-European institutions.
The course will be held at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) at 88 Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, Barcelona, ES. The CRG is accessible by taxi (15 min) and bus (1 hr) from Barcelona-El Prat Airport. To use the bus, take bus A1 to Espanya Place and bus D20 to Carrer Trewalny.