University of Bath

Modeling, Noise and Development

We bring together experts studying development using quantitative and modelling approaches in order to explore the current state-of-the-art.

18 May 20171.00pm
19 May 20171.00pm

In recent years there has been a growth in the application of mathematical modelling approaches to the study of developmental and stem cell biology, especially in trying to understand the logic of gene regulatory network function. This, together with the use of quantitative measurement of gene expression levels, increasingly even at single cell resolution, is being used to develop an understanding of developmental processes that goes beyond the traditional network diagrams, and where noise may be an important influence.

In this BBSRC-sponsored workshop, we will bring together a diverse collection of recognised experts studying development using quantitative and modelling approaches in order to explore the current state-of-the-art. In addition, a poster session will allow all participants to present their work in an informal atmosphere.

The evening of 18 May will allow all the opportunity to explore the delights of Bath, a UNESCO Heritage City.

We look forward to welcoming all who are interested in the application of quantitative and mathematical modelling techniques to problems of developmental and stem cell biology. By hosting researchers from across the developmental biology, stem cell biology, biophysics and mathematical biology communities, we aim to generate an atmosphere of lively and informal discussion of these interdisciplinary approaches.

Download the poster for the event.


Due to generous sponsorship from the BBSRC we are able to keep registration costs to a minimum.

  • Students £50
  • PDRAs/PIs/Non-academic participants £75

Registration closes on 5 May.


Registrants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

A list of suggested accommodation for different budgets can be found at


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Thursday 18 May

13:00-14:00 Lunch/registration

14:00-14:10 Welcome (Robert Kelsh, University of Bath)

14:10-15:30 Invited Talks 1

14:10-14:50 Olivier Gandrillon (ENS, Lyon)

14:50-15:30 Rubén Pérez-Carrasco (UCL/Francis Crick Institute)

15:30-16:00 Coffee and posters

16:00-18:00 Invited Talks 2

16:00-16:40 Ben McArthur (University of Southampton)

16:40-17:20 Carsten Marr (ICB, Helmholtz Centre Munich)

17:20-18:00 Vahid Shahrezaei (Imperial College London)

18:00-19:30 posters

20:00 Explore Bath UNESCO Heritage City

Friday 19 May

9:00-11:00 Invited Talks 3

9:00-9:40 Andy Oates (EPFL, Lausanne)

9:40-10:20 Silvia Munoz-Descalzo (University of Bath)

10:20-11:00 Nick Monk (University of Sheffield)

11:00-11:30 Coffee and posters

11:30-12:50 Invited Talks 4

11:30-12:10 Lucia Marucci (University of Bristol)

12:10-12:50 Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo (UPF, Barcelona)

12:50-13:00 closing remarks (Andrea Rocco, University of Surrey)