Participant Testimonials

Jul 08 - Jul 13, 2018

I was able to meet a lot of the people whose work I read in order to develop my own projects. Thus I was able to get feedback on my own work from the leaders in my field, and this was very exciting.

Bhargav Karamched Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics, University of Houston

I had a great time attending BIRS workshop. I learned a lot of new progresses of the field and also received constructive feedback from other participants. The workshop had great scientific sessions and also left enough free time for me to interact with other participants and discuss potential collaborative research. My most favorite thing is that the workshop brings researchers from different fields of study and promotes cross-disciplinary study.

Shixuan Liu PhD Student
Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

The BIRS workshop gave me lots of new insights and ideas for new ways to approach my research. It also helped me connect with a new community of researchers that I hope to collaborate with in the near future. This program is really excellent and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to attend a workshop.

Alison McGuigan Associate Professor
Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

I learned a great deal about developments in several fields I am not working in directly at the moment (electrophysiology of bacterial biofilms, excitability and wave propagation in Dictyostelium colonies) and I learned several specific findings that are already impacting my research (an example of an intensity-modulated Markovian signaling pathway with simultaneous positive and negative transition rate modulation, examples of hidden Markov models of intensity-modulated signaling systems in genetic regulation that are mathematically equivalent to systems I've already studies in ligand-binding signaling systems, and new (to me) literature in diffusion-mediated cell-cell communication, among other topics).

Peter Thomas Professor
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University