MASAMB :: October 3-4 2016

Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology

26th Annual MASAMB Workshop, Cambridge, UK


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 microarrays, 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.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Biological network analysis
  • Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Single-cell genomics
  • Phylogenies and Evolution
  • Statistical genetics
  • Systems Biology
  • Synthetic Biology

Important dates:

5 August 2016 Abstract submission deadline for oral presentation
5 September 2016 Author notification
5 22 September 2016 Late abstract submission deadline for posters
30 September 2016 Author notification of late submissions
15 25 September 2016 Registration deadline

Programme committee:

Local organisation committee:

  • Max Conway, University of Cambridge
  • Pietro Lio', University of Cambridge
  • Oliver Stegle, EMBL-EBI
  • Lara Urban, EMBl-EBI

Abstract submission

Poster presentations should be submitted online.
Abstracts are limited to a one-page PDF file. The submission deadline is 22nd September.
Submission for talks is now closed.




MASAMB 2016 will be held in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

Accomodation can be booked in college rooms via the University Accomodation Service.


Please register online . The registration fee is

  • 40 GBP for students
  • 50 GBP for researchers
  • 80 GBP for industry participants
Fees include conference attendance, refreshments, lunches and a drinks reception.