Models of Evolution

a CONTRA Innovative Training Network Workshop

Barcelona, June 3-7, 2019


This workshop is organized by the CONTRA (Computational ONcology TRaining Alliance) Innovative Training Network, a joint effort of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (coordinator), University of Warsaw, Poland, University of Cambridge, UK, King’s College London-Francis Crick Institute, UK, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Spain, University of Vigo, Spain, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

In the CONTRA Innovative Training Network, we are interested in studying the evolutionary processes of tumors. In this workshop we will focus on “Models of Evolution”, and we will discuss their conceptual and methodological bases. Experts with different viewpoints on cancer genomics will present their work in lectures.

Event Stucture: a Workshop in Three Parts

1,5 Days of Internal Network Workshop (June 3-4):
– The CONTRA Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will have the opportunity to present their own project to the Network, and thus have feedback from other ESRs and CONTRA members.
– A CONTRA Journal Club: each ESR will present a paper related to their work for discussion with all participants.

1 Day of Practical Tutorials on Tumor Evolutionary Models (June 5):
More information will be given later.

1 Day of Open Workshop: Lectures by Invited Speakers (June 6):
“Models of Evolution” Workshop of the ITN-CONTRA (Computational Oncology Training Alliance).
See List of Speakers.

Additionally, on June 7 a mid-term meeting will be held. For CONTRA members only.

List of Speakers

Confirmed speakers so far:
Mar Albà (IMIM / UPF)
Francesca Ciccarelli (Francis Crick Institute)
Holger Heyn (CNAG)
Núria López-Bigas (IRB Barcelona)
David Posada (University of Vigo)
Fran Supek (IRB Barcelona)
Yinyin Yuan (Institute of Cancer Research)


Preliminary program.


Registration is now open!
For CONTRA members: registration.
For non-CONTRA members: registration.

Organizing Committee

Núria López-Bigas, CONTRA IRB Barcelona PI
Abel González-Pérez, CONTRA IRB Barcelona Researcher
Martina Gasull, CONTRA IRB Barcelona assistant
Ewa Szczurek, CONTRA events coordinator
Jens Lagergren, CONTRA coordinator
Iwona Zielińska, project assistant


For the Workshop:
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
Parc Científic de Barcelona
C/ Baldiri Reixac 10
08028 Barcelona – Spain

For Meeting Rooms:
Institut d’Estudis catalans
Carrer del Carme, 47; 08001 Barcelona

For the Accommodation:
Residencia d’investigadors
C/Hospital, 64 – 08001 Barcelona

For the Dinners:
More information later.

Map for Accommodation and Meeting Rooms: