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 2017


The annual San Diego Center for Systems Biology Retreat will take place at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center from Friday, January 20th, through Sunday, January 22nd. 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.

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Please visit here to register.




Friday, January 20th
4:00 – 6:30 pm Check-in and registration in Living Room
6:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 pm Rapid Fire Talks in Iris Room
9:00 – 9:45 pm Poster Session – Odd numbers in Cedar Room
9:45 – 10:30 pm Poster Session – Even numbers in Cedar Room
Saturday, January 21st
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10am Director’s Welcome in Iris Room
9:10 – 9:50 am Chris Glass and Bing Ren (Project 1) in Iris Room
9:50 – 10:10 am Roy Wollman (Project 3) in Iris Room
10:10 – 10:40 am Coffee break
10:40 -11:40 pm Jeff Hasty, Eric Bennett and Lev Tsimring (Project 2) in Iris Room
11:40 -12:o0 pm Daniel Quan from Jean Wang’s Lab (Seed Grants) in Iris Room
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (Steering Committee meet in Skyview Room)
1:30 – 3:00 pm (Optional) Escape Room Adventure at Lobby/Front Desk, sign-up here
1:30 – 5:00 pm Free time
5:00 – 6:30 pm Happy hour in Tavern Room
6:30  – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00  – 8:45 pm Poster Session – Even numbers in Cedar Room
8:45  – 9:30 pm Poster Session – Odd numbers in Cedar Room
Sunday, January 22nd
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am Elizabeth Winzeler, Trey Ideker, and Hannah Carter (Project 4) in Iris Room
10:00 – 10:30 am Lev Tsimring and Trey Ideker (Core 3) in Iris Room
10:30  – 10:45 am Coffee break
10:45 – 11:00 am Jeff Hasty (Core 2) in Iris Room
11:00 – 11:45 am Pedro Aza Blanc, Kristen Jepsen and Katie Fisch (Core 1) in Iris Room
11:45  – 12:00 pm Jason Kreisberg (Outreach) in Iris Room
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch


Flash Talks and Poster Sessions

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


  1. Brin Rosenthal
  2. Dylan Skola
  3. Elayanambi Sundaramoorthy
  4. Elisha Ho
  5. Guoqiang Li
  6. Jenhan Tao
  7. Jinkil Jeong
  8. Juan Carlos Jado Rodriguez
  9. Kivilcim Ozturk
  10. KristinaHerbert
  11. Liyang Xiong
  12. Matteo Mori
  13. Meng Jin
  14. Miao Yu
  15. Michelle Dow
  16. Nancy Yuan
  17. Nicholas Huffmaster
  18. Philip Bittihn
  19. Robert Foreman
  20. Rohan Balakrishnan
  21. Rongxin Fang
  22. Stephen Soonthornvacharin
  23. Taishi Tonooka
  24. Verena Link
  25. Yarui Diao
  26. Zohreh AkhavanAghdam


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 17, 2016. 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.


Note: Due to recent weather, tire chain are often required for cars that do not have 4-wheel drive on the drive up to Lake Arrowhead. Chains can be purchased at the Auto Zone at the bottom of the hill or ahead of time. There are CalTrans workers stationed at the chain check who you can pay to put them on for you.