Predictive models of cells are needed to understand biology, rationally design microorganisms, and precisely treat disease. Numerous challenges must be overcome to develop predictive models of entire cells. This seminar aims to stimulate discussion about how to overcome these challenges and foster an interdisciplinary cell modeling community.

Speaker schedule

Upcoming: Interactive Workshop to Explore New Modeling Software

The seminar series will transition into an interactive workshop for Summer 2019. We will invite modeling software developers willing to share and demo a new tool of interest to the modeling community. We are looking for students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty who value collaborative problem solving and are interested in learning about the most recent develops in modeling processes and tools.

Email to suggest new software you would like to present or demo during the workshop.


First Wednesday of each month
3 pm EDT (4 pm UTC)

Online using Zoom

20 minute workshop #1
20 minute workshop #2
30 minute group discussion


Videos of past seminars will be available at YouTube .


Yosef Roth / Mount Sinai
Veronica Porubsky / U Washington
Jonathan Karr / Mount Sinai
Herbert Sauro / U Washington


Please reach out to us by email with questions or suggestions for the seminar.


April 2, 2019: Jacky Snoep 

Professor, University of Stellenbosch

Data and model management using the FAIRDOMHub: from experiment to model simulation and publication

March 5, 2019: Andrew Hessel 

CEO, Humane Genomics

GP-write and the future of engineering living organisms: a personal perspective

February 5, 2019: Barbara Bakker 

Professor, University Medical Center Groningen

Computational models and network-based drug design for metabolic disease

January 8, 2019: Stephen Larson 

Co-founder, OpenWorm Foundation and CEO, MetaCell

OpenWorm: Building a whole animal simulation

December 4, 2018: Bill Hlavacek

Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Leveraging qualitative observations of system behavior in model development

November 6, 2018: Sheriff Rahuman

Project Leader, European Bioinformatics Institute

Leveraging public data repositories for cell modeling