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.

Biomodeling Workshop


Multi-scale models require the representation and integration of a diverse list of biological processes (e.g. RNA expression, protein signaling, metabolism, cell growth, etc.) and modeling each process contains its own unique challenges. Each month we will focus on a particular process and discuss its A) experimental, computational, and mathematical challenges to modeling B) current state of the art, and C) future directions.  We are looking for students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty who value collaborative problem solving and are interested in learning about the most recent developments modeling

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Second Tuesday of each month
12:00 pm EDT (4 pm UTC)

Online using Zoom

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


Samuel Miravet Verde
Center for Genomic Regulation, ES

Veronica Porubsky
University of Washington, US

Yosef Roth
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US

Jonathan Karr
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US

Herbert Sauro
University of Washington, US


Videos of past seminars will be available at YouTube .


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

Modeling Biology by Domain Seminar Series

January 14 : Protein Signaling

February 11: Gene Expression

March 9: Cardiac Tissue

April 14 : Population/Microbiome

May 12: Whole-Cell

June 9: Neurological Systems

July 14: Cancer

August 11: Metabolism

September 8: Whole-Cell

Modeling Biology by Domain Archive

January 14, 2020: Protein Signaling: Uri Alon and Herbert Sauro

February 11, 2020: Gene Expression: Melissa Kinney and David Arnosti

March 9, 2020: Cardiac Tissue: Miguel A. Aon and Patrick Boyle

April 14, 2020: Population Dynamics: Ines Thiele and Eberhard Voit

May 12, 2020: Whole-Cell Modeling: Jonathan Karr

June 9, 2020: Neurological Systems: Bill Lytton

Modeling Software Workshop Archive

October 2, 2019: Model Simulation

Paul Macklin

Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington


Veronica Porubsky

PhD Fellow, University of Washington

Tellurium/ libRoadRunner

September 4, 2019: Data Aggregation

Yasset Perez-Riverol

Proteomics Team Coordinator, European Bioinformatics Institute

Yosef Roth

PhD Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


August 7, 2019: Model Validation

Rick Gerkin

Associate Research Professor, Arizona State University


Christian Lieven

Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Denmark


July 3, 2019: Modeling Languages

Carlos Lopez

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University


Morgan Madec 

Associate Professor, University of Strasbourg

SPICE for Biochemical and Biological Systems

June 5, 2019: Parameter Estimation

Victor Zavala 

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scalable Nonlinear Programming Framework for Parameter Estimation

Joel Paulson 

Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Parameter Estimation and Model Reduction

Cell Modeling Seminar Archive

April 2, 2019: Jacky Snoep 

Professor, University of Stellenbosch

Data and model management using the FAIRDOMHub

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