Home > Meetings > Modeling Workshop
Modeling workshop for trainees in muscle biology
July 25-28, 2011
University of Kentucky Center for Muscle Biology
will be hosting a workshop from the 25th to the 28th July 2011 for PhD students and postdocs who are currently developing, or want to develop, computer models of muscle.
The objectives of the workshop are to
- help trainees to integrate technical quantitative skills, creative development processes, and broad biological and biophysical knowledge, to develop better predictive models of muscle systems
- stimulate trainees to think about novel ways of integrating models of molecular-scale systems into simulations of complete cells and whole organ systems
- encourage trainees to think about how they can use models to help solve clinical problems
The workshop will be led by three faculty members
Trainees can register through this website by clicking on the link below. The Organizers will accept the first 20 qualified trainees who apply. Applicants may be accepted after the initial complement is filled at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
The formal deadline for registration was June 1st but
NEW INFO the organizers will continue to accept registrations until administrative deadlines (accommodation bookings etc.) force us to close the workshop. Please contact
if you have questions about this issue.
The registration fee has been fixed at $200 and can be paid with any valid credit card. The fee covers accommodation for the workshop, all meals, and refreshments at each session. Attendees are responsible for their own travel to and from Lexington, KY.
Registered attendees (updated 13 July)
|Stuart Campbell||Postdoc||University of Kentucky|
|Hon Fai Choi||Postdoc||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium|
|Charles Chung||Postdoc||University of Arizona|
|Niccolo Fiorentino||PhD Student||University of Virginia|
|Geoffrey Handsfield||PhD Student||University of Virginia|
|Del Jackson||PhD Student||University of Nevada, Reno|
|Vikas Kaul||PhD Student||University of Toledo|
|Duane Morrow||PhD Student||Mayo Clinic|
|Tim Osborne||PhD Student||University of Birmingham, UK|
|Hadi Rahemi||PhD Student||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Premi Shekar||PhD Student||University of Kentucky|
|Jared Tangney||PhD student||University of California, San Diego|
|Bert Tanner||Postdoc||University of Vermont|
|Chris Waters||Grad student||University of Kentucky|
Abstracts, Oral presentations and posters
All attendees should submit a 250 word abstract describing their work by e-mail to
before 1 June. They should also arrive at the meeting prepared to
- introduce themselves and their work in a maximum of 20 words
- give a 15 minute oral presentation (with an additional 15 minutes for questions)
- show a poster
The meeting room will be equipped with a Windows PC and an LCD projector. You are welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer.
The boards for the poster sessions will be quite small (4 feet wide by 3 feet tall) but it is acceptable to center a slightly larger poster (5 feet by 3 feet, for example) on the board. This doesn't create too many problems.
The simplest option for attendees flying to the workshop is to book a ticket directly to
Lexington airport (LEX).
This airport is located six miles from the University of Kentucky and has direct flights to 13 hubs including Atlanta GA, Charlotte VA, Chicago O-Hard (IL), Detroit MI, Houston Intercontinental (TX), Memphis (TN) and Washington-Reagan (DCA).
You can travel from LEX to the university campus by taxi or a relatively infrequent local bus. Realistically the taxi option is simpler. If you are arriving close to 4 pm, head directly for Ingels Hall (at the corner of UK Complex Drive and Sports Center Drive on the UK campus - see map below). If you are arriving much earlier in the day, you may wish to drop your bags in the Campbell lab (MN510, Chandler Medical Center - see map below). In this case, ask the taxi to take you to the UK hospital. If you are struggling to find MN510 once you get to the hospital, ask at the information desk or call the lab on 859-323-8158 for help.
If you are willing to rent a car, you may want to consider flying to Cincinnati (CVG) or Louisville (SDF). Both airports are about 90 minutes drive from Lexington. Unfortunately there is no simple way of getting from these airports to Lexington by public transport.
If you need additional travel advice, please contact Ken Campbell.
The image below is a Google map customized to show the important locations for the Modeling Workshop. You can also access the full page
View Modeling workshop for trainees in muscle biology in a larger map
Click for PDF file
Workshop booklet (PDF)