Participant Testimonials

Aug 25 - Aug 27, 2023

This BIRS workshop was very stimulating and interesting: I could hear about new results, meet friends as well as new contacts (whom I would have probably never met at the conferences that I typically attend) and learn a lot, especially thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the workshop, and have new research ideas. The gorgeous location in beautiful Banff provided a wonderful environment and a great atmosphere to work, discuss and interact. The staff at BIRS were kind and helpful. Big thanks to the organisers Andras Gyorgy, Mustafa Khammash, Ophelia Venturelli and Enoch Yeung, who set up a great program!

Giulia Giordano Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

The BIRS workshop on "Emerging Mathematical Challenges in Synthetic Biological Network Design" provided a unique venue for like-minded synthetic biologists to discuss their most recent research results in excellent mathematical detail. Unlike other meetings in this field, presenters could provide complete derivations and explanations of their results without fear of losing their audience. The Q&A periods could dive into details and proceed step-by-step through analysis logic, which is highly valuable, but unfortunately rare, in other meetings. The beautiful scenery and excellent hiking opportunities only added to our collective feeling of intellectual freedom.

Howard Salis Pennsylvania State University