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

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 chemical building blocks. These two emerging areas have catalyzed the growth of Quantitative Biology, whereby the central goal is the deduction of quantitative principles that can be used to construct predictive models for biological phenomena.

The venue for 2017 is the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, which is located in Poipu, on the island of Kauai. The resort is known for its breathtaking oceanfront views, lush gardens, and 50 oceanfront acres of classic Hawaiian architecture.

This year we will select contributed talks from the submitted abstracts to be presented with the invited talks during the plenary sessions.  Contributed talks will also be selected for parallel breakout sessions that commence in the late afternoon.


Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto
Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute of Science
Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martha Bulyk, Harvard University
Markus Covert, Stanford University
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco
Terry Hwa, University of California, San Diego
Evonne Kaplan-Liss, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Rob Knight, University of California, San Diego
Radhika Nagpal, Harvard University
Dana Pe’er, Columbia University
Manu Prakash, Stanford University
Chris Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marian Walhout, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Jeff Hasty, University of California, San Diego
Galit Lahav, Harvard University
Wendell Lim, University of California, San Francisco
Gurol Suel, University of California, San Diego
Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton & Simons Center for Data Analysis
Lev Tsimring, University of California, San Diego

Registration fee covers conference venue, registration reception, banquet, coffee & snacks.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($800 / $475 Student) DEADLINE: Thursday, December 15, 2016
REGULAR REGISTRATION ($900 / $575 Student) DEADLINE: Friday, January 27, 2017
LATE REGISTRATION ($975 / $650 Student) After Friday, January 27, 2017


HOTEL: A block of rooms has been reserved for registered conference participants at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa at a discounted rate.

The rooms will be available soon on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early!

CONTRIBUTED TALKS: If you wish to present your work at the conference, either as an oral talk or a poster, you must submit an abstract through the conference website by the November 1st deadline. Abstract guidelines and submission information at:

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Abstract guidelines and submission information at:

We encourage you to forward this message to any colleagues who may be interested in taking part in this exciting event.

Questions should be emailed to:


ACS Synthetic Biology
UC San Diego BioCircuits Institute and the San Diego Center for Systems Biology
UC San Diego Divisions of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, q-bio, and Engineering
UC San Francisco Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology