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UC San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Fung Auditorium
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NCSB Meeting 2014

National Centers for System Biology

July 17-18, 2014


The Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology (UC San Francisco) and the San Diego Center for Systems Biology (UC San Diego) are organizing the 2014 annual meeting of the NIGMS National Centers for Systems Biology (NCSB 2014). This meeting will take place at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine on Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18, 2012

If you have any questions, please contact the San Diego Center for Systems Biology,
For planning purposes, we assume that you will be here for the duration of the meeting.
If this is not the case please contact us with your specifics.



Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 



Please note that registration for this meeting is $150 per person and includes continental breakfast and boxed lunches on both days and the poster session and dinner on Thursday evening. The registration is payable by credit card only. Please note that an abstract and payment is due at the time of registration.


Preliminary Agenda

DAY 1: Thursday, July 17, 2014

08:00 AM: Breakfast and Registration

09:00 AM: Welcome
Trey Ideker, San Diego Center for Systems Biology (UC San Diego)
Wendell Lim, Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology (UC San Francisco)

09:15 AM: Center for Quantitative Biology (Princeton University)

09:45 AM: Center for Genome Dynamics (The Jackson Laboratory)

10:15 AM: Coffee break

10:45 AM: Center for Systems Biology (Institute for Systems Biology)

11:15 AM: Center for Complex Biological Systems (UC Irvine)

11:45 AM: Lightning talks

12:15 PM: Lunch on the terrace for all attendees

*Private PI lunch meeting in conference room 2803. Peter Lyster (NIH/NIGMS) will provide an update on the NCSB program at the NIH.*

01:15 PM: Systems Biology Center New York (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

01:45PM: New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling (University of New Mexico)

02:15 PM: Coffee break

02:45 PM: San Diego Center for Systems Biology (UC San Diego)

03:15 PM: Lightning talks

03:45 PM: KEYNOTE talk
*Elizabeth Winzeler (UC San Diego)

05:00 PM: Poster session and social hour (Max poster size: 48″ width x 36″ height)

06:15 PM: Educational Outreach Coordinators meeting (Annex conference room from lobby)

06:45 PM: Break

07:00 PM: Group dinner (All attendees; with table discussions)


DAY 2: Friday, July 18, 2014

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology (UC San Francisco)

09:30 AM: Virtual Physiological Rat (University of Michigan)

10:00 AM: Coffee break

10:30 AM: META Center for Systems Biology (University of Oregon)

11:00 AM: Center for RNA Systems Biology (UC Berkeley)

11:30 AM: Center for Systems Biology of Retrotransposition (Johns Hopkins University)

11:50 AM: Center for Integrative Synthetic Biology (MIT)

12:10 PM: Stanford Center for Systems Biology (Stanford University)

12:30 PM: Meeting adjourns; Lunch in lobby for all attendees  

*Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth Winzeler, UC San Diego, Pediatrics

Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler has long exemplified innovative out-of-the-box thinking in Systems Biology. Her early work defined the field of barcoded gene knockout and knockdown libraries, which, in turn, opened up novel strategies for drug target discovery. At the national meeting this summer, Dr. Winzeler will discuss a new strategy for antimicrobial drug development based on genome sequencing of naturally evolved drug-resistant isolates.



Estancia La Jolla Hotel, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA
Link to Reservation:                          reservation 
Group Code:                                       NCSB

For phone reservation, call 1-877-4ESTANCIA or 1-877-437-8262 and ask for the NCSB group rate.

Room Rate: $179/night + 12.57% tax
Cancellation policy: 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date.

UPDATE (June 19, 2014): A limited number of discounted rooms are still available, but they must be booked by June 21.



 Ride SuperShuttle to and from San Diego Airport. Book online and save! 
• Make your roundtrip reservation by going to and use discount code 556CV 


• The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine is within walking distance from the Estancia La Jolla Hotel (10 minutes).
• Paid Parking at the Sanford Consortium ($8/day or $1hr/45mn).  Free parking near the Torrey Pines Gliderport, within walking distance.
• If you are coming from UCSD Campus, the UCSD Shuttle Route  has two drop off locations within walking distance to the Sanford Consortium (next to The Salk Institute).