2019 Whole-Cell Modeling School


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.


April 7-13, 2019


Center for Genomic Regulation
Barcelona, SP


The application deadline was January 13, 2019.


Jonathan Karr
Jonathan KarrAssist Prof, Mount Sinai
Damjana Kastelic
Damjana KastelicTraining Coordinator, CRG
Maria Lluch-Senar
Maria Lluch-SenarSenior Scientist, CRG
Luis Serrano
Luis SerranoDirector and Group Leader, CRG

Key dates

Application open: Fall, 2018
Application deadline: Jan 13, 2019
Application decisions: Jan 20, 2019
School: Apr 7-13, 2019


The application was available here and due January 13, 2019. The application consisted of your CV and descriptions of your background, research interests, and motivation for participating in the course.


We hope to provide several scholarships to trainees from non-European institutions.

More info

Please contact us at training@crg.eu .


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.


Numerous hotels are available near the CRG .