Conferences & Workshops


SDCSB’s Quarterly Systems-to-Synthesis Meeting (Spring 2018)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 – 5:00 pm
UC San Diego, Medical Education Telemedicine Bldg, 141-143
Registration begins spring 2018


Weekly Events

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

qBio Seminar Series (2017-18)

Systems Biology Career Development Seminars (Spring 2018)

Monthly Events

San Diego Bioinformatics Users Series (SDBUS)

Systems Biology Club

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


Missed the event?

Review the pre-workshop installation guidelines here.
View and download the workshop slides here.


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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Cytoscape Workshop 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 1:30 pm – 6 pm

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Organized by Barry Demchak

Cytoscape is the most popular software for visualizing molecular networks and biological pathways and for integrating these networks with annotations, gene expression profiles and other state data. Although Cytoscape was originally designed for biological research, now it is a general platform for complex network analysis and visualization. In this workshop, the Cytoscape development team from …

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 1:30 pm to 5:30 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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Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 12:30 pm – 7 pm

Main Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Organized by Kamala Janiyani

This workshop will bring together intellectual property professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and students to discuss the recent developments in the area of intellectual property and licensing.


Please visit here to register.



12:30 pm

1:00 pm
Kamala Janiyani (Ph.D, UC San Diego)

1:10 pm
Greg Reilly (Associate Professor, California Western School of Law)
America Invents Act in Review: …

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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 …

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qBio Seminar Series

Mondays at 3pm, in 1205 NSB


Spring 2016 Schedule

March 28, 2016

Brandon Gaut (University of California, Irvine)
Experimental Evolution of E. coli: the Phenotypic Effects of Adaptive Convergence

April 4, 2016

Winrich Freiwaldo (The Rockefeller University)
On the Neural Circuits for Face Recognition: a Vision Science Perspective on the Social Brain

April 11, 2016
Christopher Marx (University of Idaho)
Novel induction of cell stasis to protect the cell from a toxic central metabolic intermediate

April 18, 2016
Jin Zhang (University of San Diego, California)
Illuminating Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell

April …

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Cells, Sensors and Systems Symposium

Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm

Sanford Consortium For Regenerative Medicine

Co-Chairs: Jeffrey H. Price (SBP and Scintillon Institute) and John P. Nolan (Scintillon Institute)
Chair Emeritus and Program Advisor: Robert F. Murphy (Carnegie Mellon University)

Program Committee: Mark Mercola (UCSD), Jason Kreisberg (SDCSB, UCSD), Vincent Chen (SBP), Evan Snyder (SBP), Sumit Chanda (SBP) and Jiwu Wang (Scintillon)

Organized by: Cytometry Development Workshop and San Diego Center for Systems Biology (UCSD)

Welcome to the 25th Cytometry Development Workshop, Tutorials, and Cells, Sensors, …

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Curt Becker, Founder of Applied Biosystems, at the Fleet Center’s Suds and Science

As part of the Fleet Science Center’s Suds and Science Program, Curt Becker will present “Genetic Engineering—Can It Be the Solution to the World’s Problems?”

September 14, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106

Can genetic engineering cure AIDS or cancer? Will we be able to manufacture the “Youth Gene”? Will human cloning be possible? Join Curt Becker as he discusses the future …

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Winter q-Bio Meeting

The Winter q-bio meeting welcomes scientists and engineers who are interested in all areas of q-bio.

For 2016, the meeting will be held on the island of Oahu, at the Sheraton Waikiki, from February 14-18. More information can be found at




Our signature international conference, this meeting was first organized in 2013 by SDCSB faculty members Jeff Hasty, Alex …

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