2020 Whole-Cell Modeling School & Workshop


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 2020 Whole-Cell Modeling School & Workshop is to coordinate the community’s effort to develop WC models and train young researchers in WC modeling.

The 7-day meeting will be comprised of two parts

  • A 4-day school for 25 PhD students and postdoctoral scholars
  • A 3-day workshop for 25 additional researchers, as well as the trainees

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 course will feature didactic lectures, interactive hands-on tutorials, and student research talks.

The goal of the workshop will be to develop a community roadmap for WC modeling which outlines the major challenges and concrete plans for the next 2-3 years. The workshop will be organized into 6 sessions, each of which will begin with a brief motivating talk followed by breakout and whole-group discussions.


June, 2020


New York, US 


Registration will be available in Winter 2020


Jonathan Karr
Jonathan KarrAsst Prof, Mt Sinai
Damjana Kastelic
Damjana KastelicTraining Coordinator, CRG
Maria Lluch-Senar
Maria Lluch-SenarSenior Scientist, CRG
Luis Serrano
Luis SerranoDirector, CRG

Key dates

School application open: Winter, 2020
Workshop registration open: Winter, 2020
School application deadline: Winter, 2020
Workshop application deadline: Spring, 2020
School application decisions: Spring, 2020
Meeting: June, 2020

School application

The school application will be available in Winter 2020. The application will consist of your CV and descriptions of your background, research interests, and motivation for participating in the course.

Workshop registration

Workshop registration will be available Winter 2020. Registration will be limited to 30 participants.


We hope to provide several scholarships to trainees.

More info

Please contact us at info@wholecell.org .


The meeting will be held near Newark Airport. The meeting is accessible from Newark Airport via taxi, Lyft, and Uber for $25-35 for 30 minutes.


Inexpensive accommodations will be available at the university. Hotels will also be available nearby.