Invited Talks

Invited Talks

2017


Jun 14, 2017:
Invited Talk, Soft Biophysics Group, CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay, France.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "t.b.a.".


Jun 13, 2017:
Invited Talk, Institute Curie, Paris, France.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "t.b.a.".


May 18, 2017:
Invited Talk, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Reconstituting Biophysics and Biochemistry in a Computer to Explain Embryogenesis".


May 14, 2017:
Invited Talk, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "The future of bioimage informatics".


May 11, 2017:
Invited Talk, Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions (ScaDS), Dresden/Leipzig, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "The PPML language for distributed scalable processing enables real-time segmentation of large image data".


Feb 17, 2017:
Invited Talk, EPFL Life Science Seminar, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Image-Based Computational Biology: Toward a Virtual Embryo".


Feb 14, 2017:
Invited Talk, The Students of the Dresden International PhD Program, DIPP Vision Talk, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "What is Complexity?".


2016


Nov 29, 2016:
Invited Talk, Biomedical Image Analysis Seminar Series, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Optimal segmentation models for fluorescence microscopy images".


Nov 15, 2016:
Invited Plenary Talk, EU-Life Course Biological Image Reconstruction and Analysis, MDC, Berlin.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Model-Based Image Analysis Improves Segmentation of Fluorescence Microscopy Images".


Oct 5, 2016:
Invited Talk, Microscopy for Biology School (MiFoBio), Biarritz, France.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "How statistics can help improve microscopy image analysis".


Aug 3, 2016:
Invited Talk, Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS), Split, Croatia.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Microscopy image analysis - teaching computers to see".


Jun 24, 2016:
Keynote Lecture, Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Biophysics of Pathogens, University College London (UCL), London, UK.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "The Physics of Virus Entry through the Computational Lens".


Jun 16, 2016:
Invited Lecture, Computational Science Priority Programme, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Meshless collocation and Lagrangian particle methods for nonlinear PDEs on complex and deforming domains" (Announcement PDF).


2015


Oct 15, 2015:
Keynote Lecture, BioImage Informatics Conference, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaitherburg, MD, USA.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Model-based Image Analysis for Fluorescence Microscopy".


Jun 29, 2015:
Invited Plenary Talk, 30th Congress of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (CYTO2015), Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Model-Based Image Analysis: Towards Versatile and Robust Microscopy Image Qualification".


Jan 8, 2015:
Invited talk, Quantitative BioImaging Conference (QBI), Institute Pasteur, Paris, France.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Globally optimal image segmentation over continuous Bayesian models".


Jan 6, 2015:
Keynote lecture, European BioImage Analysis Symposium (EuBIAS) 2015, Institute Curie, Paris, France.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Bioimaging requires novel computer vision approaches and open software".


2014


Dec 16, 2014:
Invited Christmas Lecture, Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Center Munich, Munich, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "What can computing do for biology?".


Dec 12, 2014:
Invited official address, Graduation awards ceremony for the best graduates of all faculties, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Das Ende der Wissensgesellschaft?" (in German).


Nov 24, 2014:
Invited talk, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Developments in Scientific Computing for Image-based Systems Biology".


Oct 29, 2014:
Invited talk, University College London (UCL), London, UK.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Towards parameter-free and optimal processing of microscopy images".


Aug 26, 2014:
Invited talk, Conference on Early Events in Virus Infection, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "From Prototypes to Workhorses: Computational Methods Help Dissect Viral Dynamics".


May 14, 2014:
Invited talk, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Bio-image analysis can be both user-friendly and optimal".


Apr 14, 2014:
Invited talk, Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfAED), Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Bio-inspired algorithms for black-box optimization".


Mar 18, 2014:
Invited talk, International Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology, Regensburg, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Uniting image reconstruction and segmentation for fluorescence microscopy".


Feb 10, 2014:
Invited speaker, Computational Biology Institute Seminar, Helmholtz Center Munich, Munich, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Model-based bio-image analysis using Bayesian segmentation".


Jan 30, 2014:
Biological Physics Retreat of the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Efficient exact simulation algorithms for (bio-)chemical reaction networks".


2013


Nov 26, 2013:
Invited speaker, Zurich Life Science Seminar, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Model-based bio-image analysis: teaching computers how to look at microscopy images".


Oct 8, 2013:
DIPP Vision Talk, Dresden International PhD Program, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Computational Biology: Experiments in Cyber Space".


Sep 10, 2013:
Invited lecture at the Technical University of Dortmund, Faculty of Mathematics, Dortmund, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "A meshless particle method for simulating continuum reaction-diffusion on deforming surfaces".


Aug 3, 2013:
Invited lecture at the S3 Summer School of Science, Pozega, Croatia.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Teaching Computers to Look at Biological Images".


Jul 16-18, 2013:
Three invited lectures at the Summer School on Information Processing in Biological Systems, Faculty of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Introduction to Stochastic Chemical Kinetics", "Stochastic Effects in Mesoscopic Reaction Networks", and "Exact Simulation Algorithms for Stochastic Chemical Kinetics".


May 29, 2013:
Invited talk at the Dresden Mathematical Seminar (Dresdner Mathematisches Seminar), Faculty of Mathematics, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Consistent approximation of linear differential operators on irregularly distributed colocation points".


May 15, 2013:
Invited lecture at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Course on Bioimage Data Analysis, Heidelberg, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Model-based image segmentation in fluorescence microscopy".


May 2, 2013:
Invited seminar at Carnegie Mellon University, Lane Center for Computational Biology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Computational Biology with Particle Methods".


Feb 27, 2013:
Invited talk at the Center for Advanced Electronics Dresden (cfAED), TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Bio-inspired computing and optimization problem classification".


Feb 7, 2013:
Invited talk at the Center for High-Performance Computing, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "The Parallel Particle Mesh (PPM) library and a domain-specific language for particle methods".


Feb 4, 2013:
Invited talk at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Particle Methods for Computational Systems Biology".


2012


Dec 20, 2012:
Invited talk at the Technical University of Dresden, Faculty of Computer Science, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Particle Methods for Computational Systems Biology".


Dec 7, 2012:
Invited talk at the Biotec Forum Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based Systems Biology: Modeling and Simulation in Image-derived Geometries".


Nov 8, 2012:
Invited talk, Institute for probability theory, Faculty of Mathematics, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "From stochastic optimization to more efficient simulation algorithms"


Nov 7, 2012:
Invited talk at the Helmholtz Center Rossendorf, Rossendorf, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Particle methods for image-processing and simulation, and the Parallel Particle Mesh (PPM) Library".


Oct 25, 2012:
Invited seminar, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, St. Augustin, Germany.
Christian L. Müller, "Randomized black-box optimization: Concepts, Theory, and practical algorithms". (Slides PDF)


Oct 24, 2012:
Invited seminar at the Helmholtz Center Munich, Computational Modeling in Biology, Munich, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Partial-propensity simulation algorithms for stochastic chemical kinetics and the role of fluctuations in mesoscopic chemical reaction systems".


Oct 8, 2012:
Invited lecture, The University of Houston, Department of Electrical Engineering, Houston, USA.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Deconvolving Image Segmentation".


Sep 19, 2012:
Invited talk at the workshop on Image-based Systems Biology, Jena, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based Systems Biology: Modeling and Simulation in Image-derived Geometries".


Jul 16, 2012:
Invited Seminar, Computational Science and Engineering, TU Munich, Munich, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Parallel adaptive-resolution simulations using particles".


Jul 10, 2012:
Distinguished Keynote lecture at the 2012 Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells (SBMC), Leipzig, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells: Watching Closely".


Jun 14, 2012:
Invited talk at the 2012 Insel Symposium "The Roots of Future Biology", Konstanz, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "My Life and My Science".


Apr 11, 2012:
Invited lecture at the Mathematics Department of the University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Numerical simulations in image-derived geometries using meshless particle methods".


Mar 29, 2012:
Invited lecture at the 105th International Titisee Conference, Titisee, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Imaging and simulation of intracellular membrane dynamics".


Feb 20, 2012:
Invited seminar at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Deconvolving active contours for high-resolution reconstruction of intra-cellular objects from fluorescence microscopy images".


Feb 14, 2012:
Invited seminar, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA.
Christian L. Müller, "Landscapes in Optimization, Physics, and Biology". (Slides PDF)


2011


Dec 20, 2011:
Mittagsseminar, Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Christian L. Müller, "The Lovasz-Vempala algorithm for computing the volume of a convex body in O*(n^4) - Theory and Implementation". (Slides PDF)


Dec 8, 2011:
CIMST Microscopy & Nanoscopy Seminar, Zurich Center for Imaging Science and Technology (CIMST), Zurich, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Seeing is believing - quantifying is convincing: Modern image quantification in fluorescence microscopy".


Dec 7, 2011:
Theoretical Computer Science, Department of Math and CS, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Christian L. Müller, “Variable-metric randomized gradient-free optimization over continuous real-valued domains and the cone of positive semi-definite matrices“.


Dec 1, 2011:
Invited seminar, Institut für Medizinische Informatik und Biometrie (IMB), Medical faculty, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Particle methods provide a unifying framework for biomedical image processing and simulation".


Nov 23, 2011:
Invited talk at the Vision Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA.
Christian L. Müller “Variable-metric randomized methods for gradient-free optimization“.


Nov 7, 2011:
Invited talk at the IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers. Pacific Grove, CA, USA.
Grégory Paul, Janick Cardinale, Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Flexible and Efficient Multi-Region Segmentation Using Active Contours".


Oct 24, 2011:
Invited talk at the Institute of Computational Science (Group M. Parrinello), University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland.
Christian L. Müller, "Gaussian Adaptation for gradient-free optimization and Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling".


Oct 18, 2011:
Invited seminar at the Institute for Automatic Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based Systems Biology: Modeling and Simulation in Image-derived Geometries".


Oct 12, 2011:
Invited keynote lecture, Imaris User Group Meeting, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Seeing is believing ‑ quantifying is convincing".


Oct 4, 2011:
Invited seminar at the Institute for Automatic Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Coupling Image Restoration and Segmentation: A Generalized Linear Model Approach".


Sep 29, 2011:
Invited seminar, Center for Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Cellular dynamics simulations from live imaging".


Sep 23, 2011:
Invited talk at the Technical University of Dresden, Computer Science Department, Dresden, Germany.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Coupling Image Restoration and Segmentation: A Generalized Linear Model Approach".


Sep 20, 2011:
Invited talk in the Algorithms Biology Structure Group, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France. Christian L. Müller, "Stochastic adaptive methods for black-box optimization and sampling algorithms with application to parameter identification in biological networks".


Sep 19, 2011:
Invited talk at the BioImage Informatics Conference, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn (VA), USA.
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Coupling Image Restoration and Segmentation: A Generalized Linear Model Approach”.


Sep 15, 2011:
Invited talk at the International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control (EuroGen2011), Capua, Italy: I. F. Sbalzarini and C. L. Müller, "Gaussian Adaptation for Robust Design Centering".


Aug 31, 2011:
Invited speaker at the International Conference for Systems Biology (ICSB), Session on Image-based Models of Cell Organization and Function, Mannheim, Germany: I. F. Sbalzarini, "From images to 3D simulations of cellular dynamics using particles".


Aug 24, 2011:
Invited talk in the Computational Biology Group, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Christian L. Müller,
"Adaptive stochastic methods for black-box optimization and sampling with application to parameter identification in biological networks".


Jul 26, 2011:
Invited lecture at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Department of Computer Science, and the Indian National Institute of Mathematics, Chennai (Madras), India: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Theory, Algorithms, and Software for Particle Methods".


Jul 25, 2011:
Invited talk at the Waran Research Foundation (WARFT), Chennai (Madras), India: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Particle Methods for Image-based Systems Biology".


Jun 24, 2011:
Invited talk at the Computational Science group, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Self-Organizing Lagrangian Particles for Spatially Adaptive Simulations on Parallel Computers".


Jun 16, 2011:
Invited talk at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Computational and Structural Biology, Vienna, Austria: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based Systems Biology".


Jun 14, 2011:
Invited talk at the TAO group, INRIA Saclay, Paris, France: C. L. Müller, "Evolution Strategies in linearly constrained domains using efficient Gibbs sampling".


Jun 11, 2011:
Invited talk in the workshop on Computational Geometric Learning, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France: Christian L. Müller, "Variable-metric randomized search heuristics for gradient-free black-box optimization".


Mar 29, 2011:
Invited seminar at the Institute for Automatic Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "From stochastic optimization to more efficient simulation algorithms". (Slides PDF)


Mar 21, 2011:
Invited talk at the University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Parallel Computing using Particles: Algorithms, Software, and Applications".


Mar 11, 2011:
Invited talk at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Large-scale multi-resolution simulations on parallel computers using particles".


Mar 3, 2011:
Invited talk at the University of Münster, Germany: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Computational reconstruction of intracellular and cellular membranes from fluorescence microscopy images".


Feb 28, 2011:
Invited talk at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (Symposium on Systems Biology of Cells and Tissues): I .F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based Systems Biology: Modeling and Simulation in Image-derived Geometries". (Slides PDF)


Feb 18, 2011:
Invited seminar at the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation (CCDC), University of California at Santa Barbara, USA: I. F. Sbalzarini, "From stochastic optimization to more efficient simulation algorithms".


Feb 17, 2011:
Invited talk at the Department of Chemistry (Rabitz group), Princeton University, Princeton, USA: C. L. Müller, "Black-box Landscapes: Characterization, Optimization, Sampling, and Applications".


Feb 14, 2011:
Invited talk at the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), UCB, UCSC, UCSF, San Francisco, USA: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Particle methods for bio-image processing and simulations".


Feb 11, 2011:
Invited seminar at the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR), Stanford University, Stanford, USA: I. F. Sbalzarini, "From stochastic optimization to more efficient simulation algorithms".


Feb 7, 2011:
Invited lecture at Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn (VA), USA: I. F. Sbalzarini, "From Bio-Images to Dynamical Models".


Feb 1, 2011:
Invited talk at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Days 2011, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland: C. L. Müller, "Fitness Landscapes, Optimization, and Parameter Identification in Biochemical Networks".


Jan 27, 2011:
Invited talk at the USGEB Meeting 2011, "Imaging Life", Union of Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology, Zurich, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Image-based systems biology: Modeling and simulation in image-derived geometries".


2010


Oct 5, 2010:
Invited seminar at the Department of Mathematics, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Discretization-corrected particle methods for adaptive multi-resolution simulations of PDEs on parallel computers".


Oct 1, 2010:
Invited Lecture at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), EMBO Practical Course "Microscopy, Modelling and Biophysical Methods", Heidelberg, Germany: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Particle-based simulations in image-derived geometries".


Sep 4, 2010:
Invited keynote lecture at the Molecular Life Science (MLS) Zurich graduate school student retreat, Chandolin, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "My Life and Science".


Sep 1, 2010:
Invited lecture at the Friedrich Miescher Institute - SyBIT summer school on image processing, Männedorf, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Tracking".


Aug 3, 2010:
Invited lecture at the "Emmy-Noether Research Group" (Dr. Mario Schelhaas), Center for Molecular Biology of Inflamation, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany: J. A. Helmuth, "Computational Methods for Studying Endocytic Transport Processes".


Jun 25, 2010:
Invited SIB best graduate paper award talk. Basel Computational Biology Conference (BC2), Basel, Switzerland: R. Ramaswamy, "A new class of highly efficient exact stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical reaction networks".


Jun 14, 2010:
Invited talk at the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK: G. Paul, "Evolutionary origin of ageing and phenotypic variability".


May 11, 2010:
Invited talk at Janelia Farm, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn (VA), USA: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Including prior knowledge in segmentation and tracking algorithms".


2009


Dec 15, 2009:
Invited talk in the biomedical engineering seminar, ETH Zurich, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "A new class of highly efficient exact stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical reaction networks".


Dec 10, 2009:
Invited talk at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Nanometer-precision reconstruction and characterization of the shapes and dynamics of endosomes in live cells".


Oct 16, 2009:
Invited talk at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK: I. F. Sbalzarini, "Reducing the time complexity of chemical reaction-network simulations to O(N)”.


Sep 29, 2009:
Invited lecture at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia: I. F. Sbalzarini, "New Developments in Imaging and Simulation for Computational Biology”.


Jun 25, 2009:
Invited talk at the CECAM workshop on Computational Systems Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland:
I. F. Sbalzarini, “A new class of highly efficient exact stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical reaction networks”.


Jun 4, 2009:
Invited department seminar at the University of Oxford, Department of Statistics, Oxford, UK:
Grégory Paul, "Ageing as a consequence of re-emergent conflicts between tow levels".


Apr 7, 2009:
Invited talk at Janelia Farm, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn (VA), USA:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Reconstruction and characterization of the shapes and dynamics of sub-cellular structures in live cells”.


Mar 23, 2009:
Invited public lecture at the Technical Society of Zurich (TGZ), Zurich, Switzerland:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Die Bedeutung der Informatik in der modernen Biologie”.


Mar 3, 2009
Invited seminar at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Membranes, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Using FRAP to measure diffusion constants in complex-shaped compartments”.


Mar 3, 2009:
Invited talk at Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France:
Grégory Paul, "The evolutionary origin of aging and heredity laws : insights from physiologically-structured cell division models".


Feb 20, 2009:
Invited talk at the Chair of Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Using FRAP to measure diffusion constants in complex-shaped compartments".


2008


Nov 26, 2008:
Invited talk at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Spatiotemporal Modelling and Simulation in Biology".


Sep 09, 2008:
Talk at the UK Science & Technology Facilities Council CCP5 Annual Meeting, Surfaces and Interfaces, London, UK:
Nélido González-Segredo, "A molecular dynamics study of supercooled Newton black films".


Jul 26, 2008:
Invited talk at the Centre for Polymer Studies pre-Gordon Conference Water Meeting 2008, Boston University, USA:
Nélido González-Segredo, "A supercooled perspective of the hydration force between biological surfaces".


Jun 26, 2008:
Invited lecture at the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Computational Biophysics: Research at the Interface between Computer Science, Physics, and Biology”.


Jun 3, 2008:
Invited keynote talk at the D-BIOL Symposium, Davos, Switzerland:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Automated analysis and large-scale computer simulations of dynamic processes in biology”.


May 30, 2008:
Invited keynote talk at the European Light Microscopy Conference (ELMI08), Davos, Switzerland:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Nanometer-precision computational reconstruction of sub-cellular shapes in live cell light microscopy”.


May 30, 2008:
Invited talk at the Zentrum für Bioinfomatik Kolloquium, Tübingen, Germany
Christian L. Müller, ”Robust bio-inspired optimization and its application to biochemical networks."


Apr 5, 2008:
Invited lecture at the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Proteome Adaptations”.


March 1, 2008:
Invited seminar at the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “The B3C group”.


Feb 29, 2008:
Invited talk at the Associate Institute for Signal Processing, TU München, München, Germany
Christian L. Müller, ”Towards a combination of Evolution Strategies, Particle Swarm Optimization and Parameter Sensitivity Analysis."


Jan 14, 2008:
Invited lecture at the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia:
Nélido González-Segredo, "On the electrostatics of hydrated lipid films".


2007


Oct 1, 2007:
Invited seminar at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Institute for Biochemistry II, Molecular Signaling Group:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Automated analysis and large-scale computer simulations of dynamic processes in biology”.


Jun 23, 2007:
Invited lecture at the ETH Homecoming Day:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Informatik und Biologie – Eine Symbiose ermöglicht neue Entdeckungen” (in German).


Jun 13, 2007:
Sandia, Oak Ridge, Switzerland Conference on Supercomputing (SOS11):
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Software Challenges for Petaflop Computing."


May 25, 2007:
Invited talk at the System Gestaltung (SG) Seminar, ETH Zürich
Christian L. Müller, ”Parameter optimization and sensitivity analysis of an agent-based model in social psychology.”


May 21, 2007:
Invited talk at the Zurich Interaction Seminar (ZIS), ETH Zürich
Christian L. Müller, ”Sensitivities for free - Sensitivity Analysis based on the CMA - Evolution Strategy.”


Mar 17, 2007:
Invited guest lecture at the Swiss Olympics for Informatics:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Informatik und Biologie – Eine Symbiose ermöglicht neue Entdeckungen” (in German).


Mar 9, 2007:
Invited talk at the CRI Computing Club, University Paris V, Paris, France
Christian L. Müller, ”Parameter Sensitivities and Configurational Entropies.”


Feb 16, 2007:
Invited Seminar at EFP Lausanne:
Christian L. Müller, "Entropic stability of structural motifs in proteins”,
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Portable parallelization of hybrid particle-mesh methods.”


2006


Dec 18, 2006:
Inaugural lecture at ETH Zurich:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Informatik und Biologie – eine Symbiose ermöglicht neue Entdeckungen” (in German).


Oct 22, 2006:
Public lecture at the 25th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Wie funktionieren Zellen? - Informatik und Biologie bilden ein Team."


April 13, 2006:
Invited seminar at Université de Paris V, Department of Medicine, and INSERM, Paris, France:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, "Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation of Diffusion Processes in Cell Biology.”


2005


Dec 19, 2005:
Invited seminar at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Large-scale simulations of diffusion in organelles of live cells”.


2004


July 12, 2004:
Invited seminar at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany:
Ivo F. Sbalzarini, “Automated trajectory acquisition and analysis”.