Systems and Computational Approaches to the Life Sciences (SCALeS) Student Seminar Series
(formerly CSBiSS, CSBi Student Seminar Series)

SCALeS is a student organized lunch seminar series featuring presentations for and by graduate students at all levels of their career. The core concept of SCALeS is to create an informal, interdisciplinary forum that brings together students from different departments to discuss their work in computational and systems biology. SCALeS is held biweekly throughout the Fall and Spring (lunch and Coffee provided).

All students with an interest in computational and systems biology are invited to attend regularly. Please see the schedule below for specific talks that may interest you:

Mailing List

We send out seminar reminders and updates every couple weeks to the student seminar mailing list, This is a low-traffic, no-spam list. Visit this site to sign yourself up.

Call for speakers!

Do you have an interesting computational biology project? We'd love to hear from you! We welcome talks from graduate students in all departments. No need for a completed project--you can present your research in progress, show your plans for a new project, discuss an interesting side project or give a quals practice talk. Complete this form to sign up.

Previous SCALeS Student Seminars

Seminars will be held at MIT Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served starting at 11:50pm, and coffee will be served after the seminar.
Contact: Christoph Engert ( | Sarah Pfau (

We thank CSBi, the Biology Program, and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education for their support.