Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology


Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology

Thursday 25 Friday 26 April 2019

MASAMB workshop (Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology) 30 years edition (1989-2019)


Bioinformatics and statistical genetics, twin themes of the long-running series of annual MASAMB meetings, have gained huge impetus from large-scale genome sequencing projects and development of high-throughput biological assay systems, including gene-expression, proteomic, metabolomic and single-cell genomics technologies. These immense data resources, and the underlying complexities of molecular and cell biology, provide exciting research opportunities for numerate scientists.

With typically around 80-120 participants from mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, biology and related fields, the MASAMB meetings provide an intimate setting for exchanging ideas in methodological and applied research. Research students and scientists newly entering the field of genomic research are particularly welcome and encouraged to submit abstracts. Details of previous meetings are available at the MASAMB archive.

Likely topics for sessions in 2019

  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Population Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Phylogeny and Comparative Genomics
  • Personalised Medicine
  • Biological Networks
  • Systems Biology




The registration fee is:

  • 70 GBP for students

  • 95 GBP for researchers

  • 130 GBP for industry participants


Fees include workshop attendance, coffee, lunches, and conference dinner. For the delegates booking a room on-site through registration, breakfast on the April 26 will be provided.
All other meals are to be arranged by delegates.

MASMAB 2019 is a Genetics Society-sponsored meeting. To become a member of the Genetics Society, you can use the following link:

Genetics Society

Key dates

November 15, 2018

Registration opens

March 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline

March 15, 2019

Registration ends

April 1, 2019

Notification to selected speakers

25-26 April, 2019



Limited on-site accommodation is available, and can be booked during registration for 90GBP/single room. Please be aware that only the first 40-60 applicants will have access to on-site accommodation. If more than one night is needed (e.g. for delegates traveling from abroad), or if accommodation on-site becomes unavailable, we recommend the delegates to find accommodation in Cambridge (see for example here).


Transport from Cambridge train station to the workshop on April 25 (right before the beginning of the worshop), and from the workshop to Cambridge train station on April 26 (right after the end of the workshop) can be booked during registration for 15GBP. In case of considerable demand, additional transportation options will be organized (possibly for an additional fee). Additional transport can be booked for delegates not staying on-site for an additional 15GBP.

Abstract submission

Abstracts for posters and talks can be submitted via EasyChair following the link below.

Abstract Submission


Thursday, 25 April, 2019

10:00 Bus leaving Cambridge
10:00 - 13:30 Registration
11:00 - 12:30 Welcome, introduction, and start of Session 1
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 1 - continued
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Session 2
17:00 - 19:00 Break and poster session
19:00 - 21:30 Conference dinner

Friday, 26 April, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 Session 3
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 3 - continued
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 4
15:00 - 15:30 Bus leaving campus

Programme committee

  • Stephen Eglen (University of Cambridge)
  • Carolin Kosiol (University of St Andrews)
  • Andreas Futschik (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Chris Wallace (University of Cambridge)
  • Ingo Ebersberger (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Virginie Uhlmann (EMBL-EBI)
  • Pietro Lio' (University of Cambridge)
  • Gergely Szöllősi (Eötvös University Budapest)

Local organising committee

  • Nick Goldman (EMBL-EBI)
  • Gos Micklem (CCBI, University of Cambridge)
  • Nicola De Maio (EMBL-EBI)

Co-organizing Institute: Cambridge Computational Biology Institute (CCBI).


EMBL-EBI - Kendrew Lecture Theatre
Wellcome Genome Campus Hinxton Cambridge CB10 1SD United Kingdom

The Kendrew Lecture Theatre in EMBL-EBI's South Building, situated with a view towards the amphitheatre, seats 150 people. The lecture theatre is equipped with three cameras for recording events remotely.


Contact us

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Twitter: #masamb2019

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