[Sdcsb-l] 5th Winter Q-Bio Mtg in HAWAII Feb. 2017 ***Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED to Dec. 1, 2016***

Peters, Terry tpeters@ucsd.edu
Fri Nov 4 08:10:48 PDT 2016


Quantitative Biology on the Hawaiian Islands
February 21-24, 2017

The Winter q-bio meeting brings together scientists and engineers who are interested in all areas of q-bio. Technology is driving revolutionary changes in biology. Systems Biology has arisen as the deduction of interaction networks from -omics data generated in the wake of remarkable technological achievements. Likewise, DNA synthesis technologies are driving the development of Synthetic Biology, whereby engineered circuitry and even entire genomes can be reconstituted from chemical building blocks. These two emerging areas have catalyzed the growth of Quantitative Biology, whereby the central goal is the deduction of quantitative principles that can be used to construct predictive models for biological phenomena.

The venue for 2017 is the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa<https://kauai.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html>, which is located in Poipu, on the island of Kauai. The resort is known for its breathtaking oceanfront views, lush gardens, and 50 oceanfront acres of classic Hawaiian architecture.

This year we will select contributed talks from the submitted abstracts to be presented with the invited talks during the plenary sessions.  Contributed talks will also be selected for parallel breakout sessions that commence in the late afternoon.

Brenda Andrews<http://sites.utoronto.ca/andrewslab/>, University of Toronto
Naama Barkai<https://barkai-serv.weizmann.ac.il/>, Weizmann Institute of Science
Sangeeta Bhatia<https://lmrt.mit.edu/>, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martha Bulyk<http://the_brain.bwh.harvard.edu/>, Harvard University
Tanguy Chouard<http://www.nature.com/nature/about/editors/>, Senior Editor, Nature
Markus Covert<https://covert.stanford.edu/>, Stanford University
Job Dekker<http://my5c.umassmed.edu/welcome/welcome.php>, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sophie Dumont<http://www.dumontlab.ucsf.edu/>, University of California, San Francisco
Terry Hwa<https://matisse.ucsd.edu/>, University of California, San Diego
Rob Knight<https://knightlab.ucsd.edu/>, University of California, San Diego
Radhika Nagpal<http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/ssr/>, Harvard University
Dana Pe'er<http://www.c2b2.columbia.edu/danapeerlab/html/>, Columbia University
Manu Prakash<http://web.stanford.edu/group/prakash-lab/>, Stanford University
Steven Reiner<https://journalism.cc.stonybrook.edu/?page_id=64>, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Chris Voigt<http://web.mit.edu/voigtlab/>, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marian Walhout<http://walhoutlab.umassmed.edu/>, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jeff Hasty<http://biodynamics.ucsd.edu/>, University of California, San Diego
Galit Lahav<http://lahav.med.harvard.edu/>, Harvard University
Wendell Lim<http://limlab.ucsf.edu/>, University of California, San Francisco
Gurol Suel<http://labs.biology.ucsd.edu/suel/>, University of California, San Diego
Olga Troyanskaya<http://reducio.princeton.edu/cm/>, Princeton & Simons Center for Data Analysis
Lev Tsimring<http://biocircuits.ucsd.edu/lev/>, University of California, San Diego

Registration fee covers conference venue, registration reception, banquet, coffee & snacks.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($800 / $475 Student) DEADLINE: Thursday, December 15, 2016
REGULAR REGISTRATION ($900 / $575 Student) DEADLINE: Friday, January 27, 2017
LATE REGISTRATION ($975 / $650 Student) After Friday, January 27, 2017

REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AT: http://w-qbio.org/register

HOTEL: A block of rooms has been reserved for registered conference participants at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa<https://kauai.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html> at a discounted rate. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the link to book rooms at the special rate.

The rooms are available now on a first-come, first-served basis, so register and book early!

CONTRIBUTED TALKS: If you wish to present your work at the conference, either as an oral talk or a poster, you must submit an abstract through the conference website by the December 1st deadline. Abstract guidelines and submission information at: http://www.w-qbio.org/submit-abstract/

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Abstract guidelines and submission information at: http://www.w-qbio.org/submit-abstract/

We encourage you to forward this message to any colleagues who may be interested in taking part in this exciting event.

Questions should be emailed to: coordinator@w-qbio.org<mailto:coordinator@w-qbio.org>


Cell Design Labs<http://www.celldesignlabs.com/>
ACS Synthetic Biology<http://pubs.acs.org/journal/asbcd6>
UC San Diego BioCircuits Institute<http://biocircuits.ucsd.edu/> and the San Diego Center for Systems Biology<http://sdcsb.ucsd.edu/>
UC San Diego Divisions of Biological Sciences<http://biology.ucsd.edu/>, Physical Sciences<http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/>, and Engineering<http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/>
UC San Diego qBio Graduate Program<http://qbio.ucsd.edu>
UC San Francisco Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology<http://systemsbiology.ucsf.edu/>

Terry Peters, Business Manager/MSO
BioCircuits Institute (BCI)<http://biocircuits.ucsd.edu/> & Center for Circadian Biology (CCB)<http://ccb.ucsd.edu/>
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 351 Galbraith Hall & 2856 AP&M
La Jolla, CA  92093-0328
Phone: (858) 534-7753, Email: tpeters@ucsd.edu<mailto:tpeters@ucsd.edu>
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