Informal Meetings in Quantitative Biology and Ecology

The advanced module of the Serrapilheira/ICTP-SAIFR Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Ecology will meet from September 12 – December 2, 2022 with 28 distinguished international researchers. ICTP-SAIFR will be organizing weekly informal meetings of Brazilian PhD students, postdocs and professors with these distinguished researchers in order to discuss common research interests which may lead to future collaborations.

The informal meetings will occur for a few hours in the late afternoon of one day during the visit of the researcher. The precise dates will be decided later, and if you would like to participate in one or more of these informal meetings, please fill out the application form below at least one month before the visit of the researcher. You can request to participate in up to 10 informal meetings, and you will be asked to order in priority from 1 to 10 the researchers whom you would like to meet.


Click HERE for online application


Sept. 12 – 26 Deborah Toiber (Ben Gurion U. of the Negev) Genetics and epigenetics
Sept. 12 – 16
Paulo Guimarães (U. of São Paulo) Community ecology and biodiversity
Sept. 19 – 23
Miguel Lurgi (Swansea U.) Community ecology and biodiversity
Sept. 19 – 23 Sean H. Rice (Texas Tech U.) Genetics and epigenetics
Sept. 26 – 30 Vijay Balasubramanian (U. of Pennsylvania) Biophysics
Sept. 26 – 30 Moisés Mallo (I. Gulbenkian de Ciência) Developmental biology
Oct. 3 – 7
Jessica Metcalf (Princeton U.) Host-pathogen interactions
Oct. 3 – 7
José Onuchic (Rice U.) and Paul Whitford (Northeastern U.) Molecular and structural biology
Oct. 10 – 14 Curtis Callan (Princeton U.) Biophysics
Oct. 10 – 21 Jacopo Grilli (ICTP-Trieste) and Martina Dal Bello (Massachusetts I. of Technology) Microbial ecology
Oct. 17 – 21
Thomas Flatt (U. of Fribourg) Evolution
Oct. 24 – 28
Malin Pinsky (Rutgers U.) and Morgan Tingley (U. of California Los Angeles) Climate change impact on biodiversity
Oct. 24 – 28 Mauro Copelli (U. Federal de Pernambuco) Neurobiology
Oct. 31 –
Nov. 4
Hanna Kokko (U. of Zurich) Evolution
Oct. 31 –
Nov. 4
Joe Paton (Champalimaud Foundation) Neurobiology
Nov. 7 – 11 Ross Sozzani (North Carolina State U.) Developmental Biology
Nov. 7 – 11 Carmen Molina-Paris (Leeds U.) Immunology
Nov. 14 – 18 Michael Bode (Queensland U. of Technology) and Paul Armsworth (U. of Tennessee) Conservation science, Management, and Decision-making
Nov. 14 – 18 Cara Haney (U. of British Columbia) and Zayda Morales Moreira (U. of British Columbia) Host-pathogen interactions
Nov. 21 – 25 Daniel Mucida (Rockefeller U.) and Carolina Lucas (Yale U. School of Medicine) Immunology
Nov. 21 – Dec. 2
Iain Couzin (Max Planck I. of Animal Behaviour) Behavioral ecology
Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 Jorge Carneiro (I. Gulbenkian de Ciência) Systems biology