Join us in Barcelona this summer
Biomodels Retreat 2017


Diverse program for students and researchers in biology, informatics, engineering and life sciences.

Research Talks

We offer a variety of talks relevant to research in biology, computer science and related fields. Own contributions are highly appreciated.

Poster Session

Present your current research & ideas and get useful feedback and suggestions

Find Collaborators

You’re already working on a project? Profit from the interdisciplinary atmosphere and find collaborators from your and other disciplines.

Program & Proceedings

Collection of Example Projects to work on. Own contributions are highly appreciated!

Scientific Program

Preliminary Schedule

The Venue

Hostal Santema, Caldes d’Estrac, Spanien

Past Retreats

Proceedings of Biomodels 2016, Lisbon

Dates & Deadlines

The retreat takes place from 7 - 15 September 2017.

  • July - August 2017

    Registration Period

    Finish your registration below and join us in Spain this summer!

  • 15. August 2017

    Project & Talk Proposal Deadline

    Indicate your current research project and ideas in the registration form. You can send updates after registration via email.

  • 31. August 2017

    Final schedule announcement

    We will make minor adjustment to the schedule above. You will get the final version in time before the retreat.

  • 7. September 2017


    Details for Transport to the Venue will be provided after your registration.

  • 7.-15. September 2017


    Biomodels Retreat 2017

  • 15. September 2017


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Team behind Biomodels 2017

Want to join the organizing comittee next year? Shoot us a message!

Gabriella Gall

Gabriella Gall

PhD Biology, University of Zurich

Oliver Caspari

Oliver Caspari

PhD Molecular Plant Biology, University of Cambridge

Ronald Jäpel

Ronald Jäpel

PhD Bioinformatics, Fraunhofer IME Aachen

Sebastian Soto

Sebastian Soto

MSc student Mathematics

Steffen Schneider

Steffen Schneider

MSc student Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering & AI

Interested? Join the Retreat!

If you’re interested, please contact us via the form below.

When: 07 – 15 September 2017

Where: Hostal Santema, Caldes d'Estrac, Spanien

Costs: 230 EUR

This includes the accommodation, fresh meals cooked by the participants themselves (simple pasta, but also fresh pizza and local fish) and an excursion in the beautiful surroundings.
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Additional Information

We are happy to announce that the CdE Biomodels will happen again this summer in the great atmosphere of the Hostal Santema, near Barcelona! In contrast to the other CdE Akademies you don’t sign up beforehand to a single course. Instead you will have the opportunity to discuss and advance your recent ideas or research projects (involving bio-modelling), or find inspiration for new ones. The retreat will begin with a pitch of possible group projects where all participants are invited to share their current research problems. It will then commence with focused group work on selected projects during the daytime and lectures/ talks in the evening. We specifically encourage you to participate if

  • you are currently working on a (bio-)modelling project that you would like to present, discuss and work on with interested peers.
  • you don’t have a project of your own, but would love to team up with someone else and discuss and help to implement new ideas!
  • you have a background in mathematics, informatics, physics, modelling or other theoretical sciences and are keen to apply your skills to real-world biological problems.
  • you have a background in biology, mathematical/computational modeling and other sciences that benefit from modeling as a tool to answer interesting questions!
  • you are an expert using a specific tool (e.g. deep learning, etc). In this case we also strongly encourage you to share your knowledge in an evening talk. This will be an additional opportunity for open discussions and will inform us all about relevant methods.

Previous projects were:

  • Group coordination in foraging meerkats
  • modelling leaf water dynamics based on experimental data
  • introduction into basic modeling approaches

Confirmed evening talks:

  • Deep Learning for Data Analysis in Medicine and Biology
  • Elastic Cluster Programming in Google Cloud
  • Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing and Ribosome Profiling Data

Click here to see the preliminary Schedule.

Of course there will also be time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Spanish coast!

Among many other alternatives you can:

  • Enjoy our beautiful terrace with good music (the musically talented scientists among you are VERY welcome) and a fantastic view to the sea.
  • Get to know the local flora and fauna
  • Go for an early morning run to / along the coast (Only 500 metres away!) with possible cooling at the sea
  • Try out kajaking
  • Or simply relax by the pool

Contact us for more details about the past years.

We are looking forward to another inspiring Biomodels Retreat!

Your organisers – Cini, Oli, Ron, Sebastian & Steffen