Participant Testimonials

Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2019

I thought the BIRS workshop was outstanding with highly interactive participants who were willing to discuss new creative ideas. My experience in the workshop give me some new directions to focus on in my research. I would highly recommend it to other scientists to take the time over a week to explore new ideas with other scientists which can contribute to the advancement of scientific breakthroughs.

Bruce Boman Senior scientist
Departments of Mathematical & Biological Sciences, University of Delaware

This was one of the most stimulating and fruitful workshops of recent memory. I met several biologists and biophysicists whose work I admired. Together with two of them we have identified potential problems of common interest that we may collaborate on. My PhD student made several connections to leading scientists that may offer him PDF opportunities. On the topical area, I think the workshop put biologists and mathematicians together in a productive environment, and the discussions have suggested new directions in quantitative analysis and modeling of biological problems.

James Feng Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia

As a relative newcomer to this particular area of research, I found the workshop fascinating and engaging - bringing together people with expertise in theory, modeling, and/or experiment. The workshop organizers did a terrific job, allowing plenty of time for discussion after presentations, as well personal one-on-one time at meals and free time. And the location was breathtaking. Thanks for a very memorable experience!

Randy Heiland Research Associate
Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University

The BIRS workshop helped me make new contacts I wouldn't have otherwise and hopefully will lead to some new collaborations and projects.

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

Excellent meeting - met a lot of old friends and a lot of new faces as well. Splendid selection of talks: the morning/evening split worked very well, giving lots of time in the afternoon for both chats with colleagues and exploring the local scenery. It is quite likely that some new collaborations will arise following the meeting.

Kevin Painter Heriot-Watt University

Bridging Cellular and Tissue Dynamics workshop allowed me to initiate new research contacts and learn about fresh research results. It was extremely well organized mixing well established researchers in the field with newly appointed faculty or postdocs which is actually very valuable for both those groups, and I applaud the organizers for that. I also was able to get in contact with some long not seen colleagues. Especially valuable was an ample time for discussions after each talk and between the sessions, which lets for free exchange of ideas and opinions. This was very much appreciated. Overall, the best scientific meeting this year that I attended.

Katarzyna Rejniak PhD
Integrated Mathematical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Insitute

The discussions and networking at the BIRS workshop have been very fruitful, we have plans to apply for a joint grant as a result of them!

Linus Schumacher Dr
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh