Participant Testimonials

Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2021

The Mathematics of Cells workshop opened a new horizon for me for my research program. I really appreciate all the speakers, especially I appreciate the diversity of the speakers that the organizers have brought in. It gave me a new perspective, new tools, and new problems to solve. It was one of the most enjoyable workshops I've ever attended. Of course, I attended another Banff workshop in 2017 which was excellent too. I attended many workshops and Banff's workshops are always on the top! I am very grateful for the hard work, the diversity of the speakers, and the content from experts with diverse backgrounds and expertise.

Wandi Ding Professor
Mathematical Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University

A fantastic event in all respects. The science was terrific, and the collegiality was, as usual, great. The in-person and online participants got along very well, and the BIRS site accommodated us really well and gave us a feeling of safety and care for our health.

Leah Edelstein-Keshet Mathematics, University of British Columbia

The workshop was awesome. Kudos to the organizers. Very stimulating. Modelling of the cytoskeleton is alive and well; I was especially inspired by young people who go way deeper than our older generation.

Alex Mogilner Courant Institute and Department of Biology, New York University

I really enjoyed the BIRS workshop. I was able to meet new people who gave me new theoretical insight into problems that I have been working on for several years. And I was able to renew and deepen connections with people I already knew. The environment was intellectually stimulating, and Banff is such a refreshing change from the ordinary. I am very grateful to the organizers for their persistence is organizing and managing an excellent meeting in the hybrid format during the pandemic. Well done!

David Odde Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

It was so refreshing to have a meeting focusing on basic science and ideas.

Melissa Rolls Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University