EEBST Workshop: Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Evolutionary Biology, 20-21.07.2023, Istanbul University



Applications are now closed as of June 29th at 11:00 AM.

We have received a significant number of applications, surpassing the workshop's capacity. Currently, we are in the process of notifying successful applicants. We also have a lengthy waiting list. Although the form below remains active, it serves solely as an expression of interest for future workshops of this kind. Thank you very much for your interest."



Workshop Overview:

This interactive workshop provides an introduction to quantitative understanding in evolutionary biology using mathematical modelling techniques. Conducted in English, the workshop spans 2 full days and covers various topics, including an overview of modelling frameworks in evolutionary biology, mutation-selection dynamics in population genetics, fitness landscapes and models, and stochastic modelling in ageing and demography. In the afternoon sessions, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in developing computational approaches using their preferred coding language (R, Matlab, Python, Mathematica, etc.) to study evolution.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is suitable for 

  • students/postdocs already involved in evolutionary biology who wish to incorporate mathematical modelling into their studies
  • or individuals with strong quantitative backgrounds (physics, mathematics, engineering, etc.) who are interested in exploring evolutionary biology in the future. 

No prior experience in modelling techniques in evolution is assumed, although familiarity with calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra is beneficial. In short, consider attending if you want to:

  • Acquire a solid and quantitative understanding of evolutionary principles in biology
  • Learn to develop and implement mathematical models for studying evolution
  • Gain hands-on skills in computational modelling and simulations

How to Apply:

There is no cost for the workshop. There is no deadline for applications, but please note that there is a space limit and "first comes first served" principle for successful applications. The first notifications will start in June 29th and the application page will be closed after reaching the limit. While participation in the EEBST symposium is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.


Dr. Murat Tuğrul is currently a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universitaet Berlin, specializing in mathematical modelling, biophysics, population genetics, the evolution of gene regulation and bacterial ageing. For any questions or further information, please contact the lecturer at

We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening workshop!

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