Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium
Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UC San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Fung Auditorium
Complete schedule here

Annual Scientific Retreat 2016

The annual San Diego Center for Systems Biology Retreat will take place at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center from Friday, January 29th, through Sunday, January 31st. The Retreat will feature talks by faculty members from each of the four Research Projects and three Cores. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists and staff members will present their work at the poster sessions each night after dinner.

Click here for more information about activities at the conference center. A map of all the conference center can be seen here, our events will take place in the rooms noted with a red asterisk.

For additional information on travel or family accommodations, please contact organizer Jennifer Beaudette.


Friday, January 29th
4:00 – 6:30 pm Check-in and registration
6:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 8:45 pm Flash talks in Pineview Room
8:45 – 9:30 pm Poster session (Odd numbered presenters at their posters) in Lakeview Room
9:30 – 10:15 pm Poster session (Even numbered presenters at their posters) in Lakeview Room
Saturday, January 30th  
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am SDCSB Overview: Jeff Hasty in Pineview Room
9:15 – 9:40 am Project 1: Chris Glass and Clodagh O’Shea in Pineview Room
9:40 – 10:05 am Project 2: Jeff Hasty and Terry Hwa in Pineview Room
10:05 – 10:30 am Project 3: Gurol Suel and Roy Wollmann in Pineview Room
10:30 – 10:40 am Coffee break
10:40 – 11:05 am Project 4: Elizabeth Winzeler and Sumit Chanda in Pineview Room
11:05 – 11:20 am Core A: Kristen Jepsen, Aaron Chang and Pedro Aza-Blanc
11:20 – 11:35 am Core B: Elizabeth Stasiowski in Pineview Room
11:35 – 11:50 am Core C: Trey Ideker and Lev Tsimring in Pineview Room
11:50 – 12:00 pm Outreach: Noa Pinter-Wollmann in Pineview Room
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch in Dining Room (EAB and SDCSB Leadership meet in Tavern Room)
1:30 – 2:30 pm Private EAB Meeting in Library (free time for everyone else)
2:30 – 3:30 pm EAB and SDCSB Leadership Meeting in Tavern Room (free time for everyone else)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Happy Hour in Lakeview Room
6:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 pm EAB Keynote in Pineview Room
Timothy Elston (University of North Carolina)
Gradient Sensing in Yeast
9:00 – 9:40 pm Poster session (Even numbered presenters at their posters) in Lakeview Room
9:40 – 10:30 pm Poster session (Odd numbered presenters at their posters) in Lakeview Room
Sunday, January 31st
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 am EAB Keynote in Pineview Room
Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto)
The Global Yeast Genetic Interaction Network: Mapping Cellular Function and Principles of Inheritance
9:50 – 10:40 am EAB Keynote in Pineview Room
James Ferrell (Stanford University)
Trigger Waves in Apoptosis
10:40 – 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 – 11:15 am Flash Talk / Poster Session Prizes in Pineview Room
11:15 – 12:00 pm Round-table discussion on the future of Systems Biology
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch


Flash Talks and Poster Sessions

The presentation order for the flash talk and corresponding poster numbers is as follows:

1. Amanda Birmingham – Scientist in Chang lab
2. Andiry Didovyk – Postdoctoral Fellow in Tsimring lab
3. Anne Carvunis – Postdoctoral Fellow in Ideker lab
4. Ariel Rodriguez – Postdoctoral Fellow in Chanda lab
5. Brin Rosenthal – Scientist in Chang lab
6. Elayanambi Sundaramoorthy – Postdoctoral Fellow in Bennett lab
7. Guoqiang Li – Postdoctoral Fellow in Ren lab
8. Igor Segota – Postdoctoral Fellow in Hwa lab
9. Jenhan Tao – Graduate Student in Glass lab
10. Jinkil Jeong – Postdoctoral Fellow in O’Shea lab
11. Jintao Liu – Postdoctoral Fellow in Suel lab
12. Justine Swann – Graduate Student in Winzeler lab
13. Katie Fisch – Scientist in Chang lab
14. Meng Jin – Postdoctoral Fellow in Hao lab
15. Michael Yu – Graduate Student in Ideker lab
16. Mike Kramer – Graduate Student in Ideker lab
17. Paul Steiner – Postdoctoral Fellow in Hasty lab
18. Rohan Balakrishnan – Postdoctoral Fellow in Hwa lab
19. Rongxin Fang – Graduate Student in Ren lab
20. Tina Wang – Graduate Student in Ideker lab
21. Verena Link – Graduate Student in Glass lab
22. Yanfei Jiang – Postdoctoral Fellow in Wollman lab
23. Yunjiang Qiu – Graduate Student in Ren lab


Pictures of scientists having fun

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No Show Policy

While we do not charge a fee to attend this event, these and our other events would be unsustainable unless those unable to attend cancelled their reservations no later than December 25, 2015. A no-show can limit your ability to book our events in the future. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.



Freeway 15 to the 215 (just past Rancho California), follow signs north (Riverside/Las Vegas). Continue on 215 north to Freeway 210 east (Mountain Resorts). Exit at Waterman Avenue and turn left (North) at signal. Continue forward. Waterman Avenue turns into Highway 18. Stay on Highway 18 for 20 miles into the mountains to the Lake Arrowhead turnoff. This is a left turn onto Highway 173. Stay on Highway 173 for approximately 2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. This is a continuation of Highway 173. You will be on Highway 173 for approximately 5 miles around the lake. When you see our sign (UCLA Conference Center) take the very next left onto Willow Creek Rd. Come to the end of the road, curve to the right, and then take the next right into the Conference Center.


Additional driving directions can be found here.