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18th January 2016 to 22nd January 2016
Simon Cotter
Peter Roland Kramer
Ben Macarthur
Konstantinos Zygalakis

Organisers: Konstantinos Zygalakis (Southampton), Simon Cotter (Manchester), Ben Macarthur (Southampton) and Peter Kramer (RPI)

Workshop Theme

The aim of this opening workshop is to introduce participants to the different subject areas of the programme. In particular, this workshop will include a number of mini-courses aimed at senior graduate and postgraduate students, together with high level overview talks, given by world experts, which will highlight some of the major open problems in the different areas of the programme

The following mini-courses have been confirmed (more to follow):

  • Stochastic Simulation of Models Arising in the Life Sciences I (non-spatial models). David Anderson (Wisconsin)

  • Stochastic Simulation of Models Arising in the Life Sciences II (spatial models). Samuel Isaacson (Boston)

  • Narrow escape theory, first passage time to a small hole and applications to modelling cell biology processes. David Holcman (Paris)


List of speakers:

  • Ruth Baker (Oxford)

  • Neil Dalchau (Microsoft Research)

  • Jasmine Foo (Minnesota)

  • Mike Giles (Oxford)

  • Ray Goldstein (Cambridge)

  • Des Higham (Strathclyde)

  • Stefan Klumpp (Max-Planck-Institut)

  • Rachel Kuske (UBC)

  • Yihan Lin (CALTECH)

  • Scott McKinley (Tulane)

  • Johan Paulsson (Harvard)

  • Linda Petzold (UCSB)

  • Christof Schuette (Berlin)

  • Blerta Shtylla (Pomona)

  • Ben Simons (Cambridge)

  • Peter Swain (Edinburgh)

  • Eric Vanden-Eijnden (NYU)

  • Darren Wilkinson (Newcastle)

Deadline for applications: 11 October 2015

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Fellowships are available to partially cover travel costs for some junior US participants thanks to a grant from the NSF. Further Information.


Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £234
  • Student Registration Package: £189

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation. Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 20 January at Trinity College. Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend at a charge (price £50).

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