Conferences & Workshops

Ensembl Tutorial
May 8, 2017, from 8:30 – 4:30 pm
MET-141 at UC San Diego
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Weekly Events

Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium (2016-17)

qBio Seminar Series (2016-17)

Systems Biology Career Development Seminars (Spring 2017)

Monthly Events

San Diego Bioinformatics Users Series (SDBUS)

Systems Biology Club

Ensembl Tutorial

Monday, May 8, 2017, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Medical Education & Telemedicine Building, Room 141

Hosted by Helen Sparrow – Ensembl Outreach Officer

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)


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This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to Ensembl (, a freely available comprehensive and integrated genomic resource. Ensembl currently has over 80 vertebrate species available, including human genomes, whether in its latest assembly (GRCh38) or the previous ones (GRCh37 and …

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Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 1.30 pm – 6.15 pm

Main Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Organized by Kamala Janiyani

This workshop will bring together inventors, legal and business professionals from the local San Diego community to discuss recent updates in intellectual property law and sponsored research. Speakers will share their thoughts in details followed by Q and A..


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Welcome Remarks

April Wurster (Patent Attorney, Viacyte, Inc.)
Patent …

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“The Story of Lee Hood” Book Tour – Lecture and Lunch with Luke Timmerman

March 3, 2017, from 11 am – 1 pm

MET 145 and BRF2 1102, UC San Diego

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The San Diego Center for Systems Biology is happy to host Luke Timmerman, author of “The Story of Lee Hood, Pioneer of Automated DNA Sequencing and Systems Biology”.

Lee Hood is best known for leading the team at Caltech in the 1980s that developed the first automated DNA sequencing instrument. It was the tool that paved the way for emerging …

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Math Modeling Tutorial Workshop 2017

March 27 – 31, 2017, from 10 am – 12 pm

Room 2130, Bonner Hall, UC San Diego

Organizer: Dr. Lev Tsimring, BioCircuits Institute, UC San Diego


The Network Assembly and Mathematical Modeling Core of the San Diego Center for Systems Biology presents a series of hands-on tutorials on kinetic modeling of intracellular dynamical processes and gene regulation. The schedule and topics covered by the tutorials is as follows:

Day 1: Overview
Day 2: Deterministic modeling: model derivation, simulation, and techniques
Day 3: …

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Cytoscape Workshop 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

UC San Diego Campus, BRF2 room 2A03

Organized by Barry Demchak

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Cytoscape is the most popular software for analyzing and visualizing molecular networks and biological pathways. Cytoscape has many powerful features for integrating these networks with annotations, gene expression profiles and other state data.

In this clinic, the Cytoscape development team from Trey Ideker’s lab will try something completely new. Attendees at our recent workshops have …

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Annual Scientific Retreat 2017


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Q-Bio Hawaii


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 …

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The SDCSB’s Quarterly Systems-to-Synthesis Meeting: Fall 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Meeting Rooms on Fifteen, 15th Floor of Building 1, Village West

The SDCSB’s Quarterly Systems-to-Synthesis Meeting will feature short talks by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from labs throughout the SDCSB followed by a happy hour. All faculty members and trainees – graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists and staff members – working on SDCSB-related projects are expected to attend.

This meeting is open to the public but seats are limited so be …

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CRISPR Screening Workshop

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine


Organized by Olivier Harismendy, Kristen Jepsen and SDCSB

Sponsored by Illumina, Twist Bioscience, Flu’OMICS, and Agilent Technologies


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Pooled CRISPR based screens have become an important tool for functional genomics. Multiple laboratories in La Jolla are initiating screens and developing standard operating procedures for screen design, execution and analysis. …

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Cytoscape Clinic 2016

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 from 9:00 am – 1 pm

UC San Diego Campus, BRF2 room 1102

Organized by Barry Demchak

In this workshop, the Cytoscape development team will try something completely new.

Attendees at our yearly Spring workshop have requested a non-lecture format where individuals can pose problems that will be directly addressed by Cytoscape tutors and developers. This Fall workshop will be like a clinic, where a Cytoscape user signs up for a …

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