The aim of the Workshop of Probabilistic Models in Biology is bring together biologists and mathematicians which are working in the field of population genetics and evolution, to encourage discussions that may lead to the establishment of new research group in Mexico and, of course, to promote new collaborations.

Probability and Biology are two areas of science which are well represented in Mexico. The natural link between these two communities are coalescence and random trees which are branching structures that can be applied in genetics and evolution. Both communities have been studying separately with different approaches subjects that are tightly interrelated. Recently a first exchange took place between Mexican biologists and mathematicians, on probabilistic models in genetics. This first interaction detonated a growing interest for further exchanges as we believe it may have a positive impact on both communities.

These reasons have motivated to some members of both groups to open a space to promote this exchange of ideas. We are confident that this initiative will extensively benefit from the experience learned by similar groups abroad. The program of this workshop consists of series of talks by leading specialists on these topics. The Workshop will be held at Playa del Carmen, Mexico on October 26-29, 2015, a magnificent place in the Mexican Caribean of Quintana Roo.

Confirmed speakers:

Vincent Bansaye, École Polytechnique, France
Sylvain Billiard, University of Lille, France
Jochen Blath, TU Berlin, Germany
Nicolas Champagnat, INRIA, France
Alison Etheridge, University of Oxford, UK
Régis Ferrière, University of Arizona & Ecole Normale Supérieure
Fabian Freund, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Philip John Gerrish, University of New Mexico, USA
Bob Griffiths, University of Oxford, UK
Götz Kersting, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany
Noemi Kurt, TU Berlin, Germany
Sylvie Méléard, École Polytechnique, France
Daniel Piñero Dalmau, UNAM, Mexico
Lea Popovic, Concordia University, Canada
Dario Spanó, Warwick University, UK
Viet Chi Tran, University of Lille, France
Arno Siri-Jégousse, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
Eneas Aguirre von Wobeser, Instituto de Ecología, Mexico
Adrian González-Casanova Soberón, Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany
Guillaume Martín, Universite de Montpelier, France

Young students are particularly invited to participate on this Workshop. All those interested to attend to the workshop, please send an e-mail to: