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Upcoming Workshops


April 29 - May 3, 2024

This workshop will explore new approaches to ecological dynamics of microbial communities. Co-hosted with the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation.  To foster discussions on these themes, we’re choosing a problem-centric format: instead of enduring a long series of research talks, participants will succinctly present open problems in the field, which will then be discussed by the whole group and in smaller breakout sessions.


9:00AM CDT - 5:00PM CDT

875 N Michigan Ave, Suite 4010, Chicago, IL 60611


Applications to the workshop closed on March 31, 2024. Participants for this workshop will be selected based on their interest in research at the intersection of biological and mathematical sciences. We are accepting a very limited number of non-local participants.


Stefano Allesina, Luis Amaral, Anindita Basu, Seppe Kuehn


Stefano Allesina (University of Chicago)
Martina Dal Bello (Yale University)
Maria Rebolleda-Gomez (UC Irvine)
Karna Gowda (Ohio State)
Jiliang Hu (MIT)
Terry Hwa (UC San Diego)
Britt Koskella (UC Berkeley)
Seppe Kuehn (University of Chicago)
Alex Strang (UC Berkeley)
Mikhail Tikhonov (Washington University)
Christine Ziegler (MIT)


Ecological Dynamics of Microbial Communities: new approaches

Monday, April 29

Compositional data in microbial systems: issues and opportunities

Stefano Allesina, Mikhail Tikhonov, Martina Dal Bello, Christine Ziegler, Alex Strang

Event Description
9:00 – 9:30
Introductions and breakfast
9:30 – 10:00
Lightning Talks
10:00 – 12:30 pm
Speakers Session - short talks and discussion time with featured speakers
10:00 – 11:10
Talks & Discussion Time
11:10 – 11:20
Short Break (10 min)
11:20 – 12:30
Talks & Discussion Time
12:30 – 1:30
1:30 – 3:00
Breakout Session
1:30 – 2:40
Small group work
2:40 – 2:50
Short Break (10 min)
2:50 – 4:00
Small group work
4:00 – 5:00
Reassemble and summarize
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