Apply to Q-Bio Summer School
There is still time to apply to the 2016 Q-Bio Summer School. Applications are due on Monday, February 16 at 11:59pm (MST). The application requires a CV and a 1-page statement of interest in the summer school (combined into a single .pdf). Scholarships are available. To apply now, please visit the Q-Bio website: https://www.openconf.org/qbioss2016/openconf.php
- July 10-23, 2016 at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO
- July 10-23, 2016 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM
- July 10-23, 2016 at the University of California in San Diego, CA.
Students from all three campuses will gather together at the 2016 q-bio Student Symposium (July 25-26) and the 2016 q-bio Conference (July 27-30) at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The q-bio Summer School is an annual event intended to advance predictive modeling of cellular regulatory systems by exposing participants to a survey of work in quantitative biology and by providing in-depth instruction in selected techniques, with an emphasis on techniques useful for modeling cellular regulatory networks. Certain data analysis techniques and experimental methods will also be covered.
Lectures will be offered at three campuses. At the San Diego campus, the focus will be on synthetic biology. At the Albuquerque and Fort Collins campuses, the focus will be on different aspects of systems biology (see below or the school wiki for specific topics). Students will each work on a mentored project in one of the following areas: single-cell gene regulation, cell signaling, biomolecular simulations, viral dynamics, cancer dynamics, fluorescence imaging and imaging data analysis, and experimental/computational/theoretical methods in synthetic biology. Participants will attend daily core lectures, project-specific lectures, journal clubs, and computer and experimental labs. The summer school is designed for graduate students, postdocs, or anyone with a quantitative background who is new to modeling cellular regulatory systems/networks. After completion of the school, all students are strongly encouraged to attend either the Tenth q-bio Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (July 27-30, 2016).
The main topics of the 2016 summer school are:
Topics covered in Albuquerque, NM
- Biomolecular Simulations
- Cell Signaling
- Membrane Biology
- Viral Dynamics
Topics covered in Fort Collins, CO
- Cancer Dynamics
- Complex Biological Dynamics
- Single-Cell Gene Regulation
Topics covered in San Diego, CA
- Computational Synthetic Biology
- Microfluidic Devices
Please see the school wiki http://q-bio.org/wiki/The_Tenth_q-bio_Summer_School for more information about each specific topic.
At the School, students will attend 20-25 hours of core lectures, 20-25 hours of course-specific lectures, 10-15 hours of computational and experimental labs, and 10-15 hours of student presentations. There will also be 20-30 hours of mentored project work, which may include some simple experiments, theoretical developments and/or real data analyses.
Questions? Please see the FAQs page on wiki site first, or contact the program manager, Shannan Yeager, at email@example.com.
Organizers and Points of Contact
- Rosemary Braun, Northwestern University, Chicago
- S. Gnanakaran, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos
- Jeff M. Hasty, University of California, San Diego
- William S. Hlavacek, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos
- Marek Kimmel, Rice University, Houston
- Brian Munsky, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
- Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
- Ruy Ribeiro, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
- Douglas Shepherd, University of Colorado, Denver
- Patrick Shipman, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
- Sabrina Spencer, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Mara P. Steinkamp, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
- Lev S. Tsimring, University of California, San Diego
For inquiries about the scientific content at the summer school, please contact:
- Brian Munsky (Fort Collins Campus): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bill Hlavacek (Albuquerque Campus): email@example.com
- Lev Tsimring (San Diego Campus): firstname.lastname@example.org
Point of Contact: Shannan Yeager, q-bio Program Manager, email@example.com
For more information, please visit: http://q-bio.org/wiki/The_Tenth_q-bio_Summer_School
Please visit and join the q-bio group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/qbio-5075101
Online Application website: https://www.openconf.org/qbioss2016/openconf.php