The COPASI team announces 2 Workshops for the summer 2009. The 3 day Modelling and Simulation in Systems Biology courses will be offerd at VBI, Blacksburg, USA and MCISB Manchester, UK.
June 30 - July 2, 2009 at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute,
Blacksburg, VA, USA
Led by Pedro Mendes and Stefan Hoops
July 28 - July 30, 2009 at the Manchester Centre for
Integrative Systems Biology, Manchester, UK
Led by Pedro Mendes and Juergen Pahle
These two workshops are for current or prospective users of the COPASI modeling and simulation package for system biology. One workshop will take place in the USA, while the second will take place in the UK. Both workshops will be similar in structure and we hope this way to cater for audiences in both sides of the Atlantic.
These workshops are directed both at beginners as well as advanced users and there will be sessions directed at each of these groups (in parallel if needed). The workshops will also be an important means for the COPASI development team to collect feedback from users about improving the software.
COPASI is a free, open-source, software package for creating and simulating systems biology models. COPASI runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris and it is a user-friendly software that allows for construction of kinetic models without much knowledge of mathematics. However COPASI is also equipped with advanced algorithms and is a powerful tool for modeling and simulation, with some features that are not available in other simulators. COPASI is available at http://www.copasi.org
The workshops will cover several features of modeling and simulation by using examples of previously published models. The set of topics covered:
Details about registration and travel for each of these workshops can be obtained at their respective web pages:
Virginia: VBI User Workshop 2009 (small registration fee (includes lodging) and possibility of getting financial support)
Manchester: http://www.mcisb.org/news/copasi_workshop.html (free registration)