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Probability meets Biology II

A workshop at the interface between probability theory and biology, where participants work in groups to formulate and solve problems.

  • 26 Jun 2023, 10.00am to 29 Jun 2023, 2.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • The Edge, University of Bath
  • This event is free

This event is the second edition of the "Probability Meets Biology" workshop, following a first successful meeting in 2019. This collaborative workshop is an opportunity for researchers from mathematics or biology backgrounds to work together in groups on open problems which have a biological motivation but involve randomness or noise, and whose study is expected to give rise to new probabilistic objects and innovative mathematical methods as well as biological insight.

The workshop will start with a small number of talks which will introduce research areas at the interface between probability and biology, and outline open questions. Participants will then work together in groups to transform these questions into well-defined mathematical problems, and identify potential methods for solving them. The workshop will be concluded by progress reports from each group on the last day of the event.

Confirmed speakers so far

Guillaume Achaz (MNHN/Collège de France, Paris)
Sylvain Billiard (Lille)
Lauren Cowley (Bath)
Raphael Forien (INRAE Avignon)
Noemi Kurt (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Travel and accommodation

The workshop will be held on the University of Bath campus, which is located on the outskirts of the World Heritage city of Bath, with easy access by bus (U1 bus line) or walking (around 30 minutes up a steep hill from the city centre).

Bath Spa train station is located in the city centre, and is well served by national train connections. The nearest airports are Bristol airport (approx 50 minutes by bus to Bath city centre) and London Heathrow airport (approx 1h45 by train or 2h by bus).

As Bath is a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer, for those not requesting assistance with funding for accommodation, we recommend booking accommodation well in advance. Most hotels are located in the city centre. You can find some hotel suggestions below.

Who should attend

Academics at all career stages, who either work in probability theory and are interested in biological applications, or have interests in biological models that could have stochastic elements. Registrations from early-career researchers are particularly encouraged. A limited amount of funding is available – please indicate on the registration form whether you need financial support to attend.

Registration form

Click here to access the registration form Please register before Friday 28th April. There is some funding available - decisions will be made shortly after the registration deadline.


The event will be held at the University of Bath. Room still to be confirmed.

The Edge University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.