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TISE Summer School on

Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning in Computational Systems Biology

June 22-26, 2009
Tampere, Finland


  • The first set of lecture slides are now available on the program page.
  • Wireless network will be available, so bring your laptop if you want to stay connected. A couple of computers may be available as well.
  • Program is updated (June 18, 2009).
  • Weather forecast looks promising (at least as of June 18, 2009) [link]
  • We try to deliver material (either printed or electronic) to participants.
  • Students who attend the summer school and write a report will be given a certificate of passing the course. The summer school is considered to be worth of 2 credit points.
  • Program is updated (June 12, 2009).
  • Preliminary program and presentation topics available on program page.
  • We currently (June 3, 2009) still have a few summer school positions available. Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.


The goal of the summer school is to give state-of-the-art knowledge on computational methods in the systems biology field. This includes both tutorial-type lectures on established methods as well as presentations on recent developments in the field. The program includes invited talks by internationally renowned scientists. The meeting also gives the students, speakers and local organizers a chance to interact in an informal atmosphere. The program also includes a student poster session and some recreational activities in Tampere.

Targeted audience is Ph.D. students and advanced M.Sc. students, selected with an international call. We also invite post-docs who work on the same or related fields to attend, although priority is given to doctoral students.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (confirmed speakers)


The summer school is organized in collaboration with


Tampere is conveniently located in southern Finland, approximately 200 kilometers from the capital Helsinki. The city is readily reached with direct connections from several European cities, including Stockholm, Copenhagen, London and Frankfurt. Furthermore, the location enjoys the beautiful nature offering its best in the summertime.

The summer school is held at Ahlman institute, a nice location about four kilometers southeast of downtown Tampere. See Venue for more information.


Please apply by May 15, 2009 by sending an email to:  smmlcsb (at) cs.tut.fi
Please attach your CV into your registration email.
It is possible to apply later as well (deadline May 29, 2009) if summer school positions are still available.

Note that the summer school is organized a week before the ISMB/ECCB'09 meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. If you are planning to attend the ISMB/ECCB as well, you can easily attend both meetings. Tampere is served with several direct flights (less than an hour) and pleasant cruises from Stockholm daily.


See Registration for more information.
  • Registration fee is 150 EUR. However, we have a limited number of stipends to cover the fee (see below).
  • Stipend will be granted to all doctoral students affiliated with graduate schools in the Network of Finnish Graduate Schools in Information Technology (Figsit). These include: Comas, ECSE, Hecse, Infotech Oulu, TISE, and TuCS.
  • A limited number of stidends are also available for other applicants.

NOTE: Registration fee includes accommodation, breakfasts/lunches/coffee breaks, lectures, recreational activities, etc.


Application deadline:
May 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 18, 2009
Registration deadline: May 29, 2009
Late application/registration deadline
(if positions are available):
June 8, 2009
Summer school: June 22-26, 2009


If you have questions concerning the summer school, please contact
Harri Lähdesmäki:  harri.lahdesmaki (at) tut.fi


TISE -- Tampere Graduate School in Information Science and Engineering

Tampere University of Technology  Helsinki University of Technology