Stability vs. Change: Identifying the Key Questions in Animal Physiology

15 – 19 March 2020
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey California


Mark Denny, Stanford University
Tom Daniel, University of Washington
Manu Prakash, Stanford University
Mike Kearney, University of Melbourne
Kakani Katija, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Alejandro Rico-Guevara, University of Washington

Limit 15 Participants – including organismal biologists, engineers, applied mathematicians and modelers.
Preference will be given to postdocs, senior graduate students, and beginning Assistant Professors.

Applications due 17 January 2020
Applications to be submitted directly via the organismal systems website.  One letter of recommendation (Supervisor for Postdocs, Advisor for Graduate Students) to be emailed directly from supervisor/advisor to

Applications should include a short statement of why applicant would like to participate in this workshop, and what they would like to get out of this experience.

OSyM brown bag lunch at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

At the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Tampa Florida in January there was a brown bag lunch meeting to introduce the community of organismal biologists to the new OSyM RCN. This was a question and answer session to inform the community about the goals of this new RCN and the opportunities it will provide for organismal biologists, engineers and modelers to build collaborations as well as obtain advanced training through workshops and research exchanges.

The OSyM steering committee is planning on having a presence at annual SICB meetings for the next several years. They are also looking for additional meetings, particularly meetings frequented by applied mathematicians, modelers and engineers who have interest in working with organismal biologists to take systems-level approaches to answer important biological questions. So, if you have suggestions, please let the steering committee know! Similarly, if you know of upcoming meetings that would be of interest to the community, please let the steering committee know so that such events can be posted on our website.