Statistical Inference in Physical Biology Workshop with Prof. Dr. Justin Bois, hosted by PoL

A Summer Workshop in Statistics hosted by PoL brought Prof. Dr. Justin Bois from Caltech to Dresden

Prof. Justin Bois is at the background pointing to a white board, in which some equations about statistics, at the foreground attendants of the workshop are shown
Prof. Justin Bois at the PoL Statistical Inference in Physical Biology Workshop ©PoL

At the end of August,  California Institute of Technology (Caltech) teaching professor Justin Bois visited the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life (PoL) to conduct a workshop on Statistical Inference in Physical Biology for our PoL community. From August 28 to September 1st, participants engaged in intensive theoretical lectures and hands-on Python sessions. On the final day, participants brought their own data for discussion.

Justin Bois is widely recognized as one of the most proficient and enthusiastic educators in biophysics and quantitative biology worldwide. For several years, he has co-taught courses with Rob Phillipps or Nobel laureate Frances Arnold and recently co-authored a book on Biological Circuits with Michael Elowitz. He has also developed online courses for DataCamp. According to Rob Phillips, speaking at the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Workshop 2023 hosted by PoL in July, during a social evening aboard the cruise ship: “Justin delivers one of the two best lectures at Caltech!”

The workshop was organized by our core Research Group Leader, Dr. Marcus Jahnel. As part of PoL’s strategy to build a robust foundation in the field of Physics of Life, we offer high-quality workshops featuring top experts in the field to equip our researchers to remain at the forefront of science. We value the continuous improvement of our scientists and are dedicated to supporting early career researchers.