The 2021 Lixoft Spring School for China, held between May 18th and 20th, and organized in collaboration with Mosim, will focus on population modeling using the MonolixSuite.

It will cover all steps of a modeling workflow, including:

  • Data visualization and population analysis in Monolix
  • Model diagnosis tools
  • Writing custom models in the Mlxtran language

Students, doctoral/post-doctoral researchers, and industry professionals will gain confidence in using the MonolixSuite applications over the 3-day-long course. You’ll also learn how to make your modeling work more exciting and efficient!

This is a FREE and completely ONLINE event. No travel necessary. The event will be held in English but questions can be asked and answered in Chinese.

A temporary license key valid for the full MonolixSuite will be sent by email to all registered participants, just before the start of the spring school. The activation key is valid until May 31st.



Registration is obligatory. Use the link below to go to the registration page:


Join the event with the Zoom link that you received from after registering. Check your spam folder if necessary.


The Spring School will consist of 3 sessions, 2h each. It will cover all steps of a modeling and simulation workflow, including:

  • Day 1: Data visualization and population analysis in Monolix. Theoretical recap, run setup in Monolix (using the library) and estimation tasks.
  • Day 2: Model diagnosis with the plots and statistical tests. Covariate search.
  • Day 3: Writing a custom structural model using the mlxtran language and joint modeling approaches.

HANDS-ON: After the two first sessions you will receive additional material (datasets, projects and instructions) to put your knowledge into practice. We will present the solutions at the beginning of the next session.


The material for each session will appear below. The sessions will be recorded and the link to the videos will be available here for the duration of the school (until May 31st).

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:


Dr Pauline Traynard joined Lixoft in 2017 as Applications Manager. She has a multidisciplinary background focusing on computational and systems biology. After a double engineering degree specializing in computational biology from Ecole Polytechnique and MINES ParisTech (Paris, France) obtained in 2012, she applied different mathematical formalisms to model biological rhythms as part of her PhD studies at INRIA and IBENS Paris, and prostate cancer as a postdoctoral fellow in Institut Curie.

Dr Monika Twarogowska joined Lixoft in 2019 as Applications Manager. She has multidisciplinary knowledge, confirmed by a double master degree – in Applied Physics (Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland) and in Mathematical Engineering (University of L’Aquila, Italy) – and Ph.D in Applied Mathematics (University of L’Aquila, Italy), and academic research experience in mathematical modelling in biology, simulations and programming gained in Inria-Sophia Antipolis, Ens-Lyon and CNR-Rome. Her results are focused, on one side, on modelling biological phenomena ranging from formation of stem cells clusters and tumour growth to intracellular movements of molecules and gene expression patterns, and on the other side, on quantitative analysis and development of simulation tools.

Dr Claude Magnard is an application manager at Lixoft. She received her education in engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris, and in biomedical engineering at ETH Zurich, and earned her doctoral degree from the Department of Biosystems, Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel on the design of computational methods for synthetic biology. Her work combined mathematical modeling and cell engineering to design genetic circuits acting as decoders of signaling dynamics. She subsequently joined Lixoft in October 2020, where she supports and trains the users of MonolixSuite, and collaborates with other application managers and developers to further improve the products.


All information about MonolixSuite applications and how to use them you can find in our online documentations:

In addition, for case study videos, webinars and Feature of the week videos check:

For other questions, please check our Q&A section below, and if something is still not clear, you can write to

Please do not request a license key via this contact, except if you are registered on the zoom event and you have not received any license key after May 17th, even in your spam folder.


  • Do I need the MonolixSuite installed on my computer?
    For the online sessions: no, because we show all steps in MonolixSuite as a demonstration. However, you do need it if you want to practice MonolixSuite between sessions with the hands-on exercises.
  • How to install the MonolixSuite?
    All information about the installation can be found in the download webpage. You should use the temporary license key sent to you by email after your registration (check your spam folder if needed).
  • Which version of MonolixSuite can I use?
    Teachers will be using the MonolixSuite2020R1 version, but you will be able to complete most of the exercises with the 2019 version. In addition, the training material will also contain all projects (except Simulx) compatible with the 2019R2 version.
  • How can I get a MonolixSuite licence key? 
    We provide a FREE TEMPORARY LICENCE to all participants of the Spring School. You should receive an activation key after registering, and before the start of the spring school. If you are registered on the zoom event and have not received any license key after May 17th, even in your spam folder, please contact us.
  • Will the session recordings be shared?
    Yes, the sessions will be recorded and the videos will be available to the participants until May 31st.
  • Can I get a certificate of attendance?
    Yes, if you register and attend to the entire 3 sessions, you will automatically receive a certificate.