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 17-20, 2015

Technology is driving revolutionary changes in biology. Over the past decade, scientists and engineers have begun to define the path forward in the genomic era. 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 Winter q-bio meeting brings together scientists and engineers who are interested in all areas of q-bio. The venue for 2015 is the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, which is located along the west coast of Maui. The resort is situated along a spectacular stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach. This oceanfront resort blends an endless array of activities and amenities with gracious aloha spirit, perfect for any Hawaiian meeting. Located beachfront with spectacular views of Lana’i and Moloka’i, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is just minutes from Maui’s many attractions, yet remains a world unto itself, where exclusive services, first-rate restaurants, cultured entertainment, and thrilling diversions satisfy every interest.


The 2015 Winter q-bio Conference will be held at the Westin Maui.



UC San Diego BioCircuits Institute and the San Diego Center for Systems Biology
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
UC San Diego Divisions of Biological Sciences and Engineering
The Office of Naval Research


Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute
Philip Campbell,
Michael Elowitz,
California Institute of Technology
Tim Elston,
University of North Carolina
Evonne Kaplan-Liss,
Stony Brook University
Galit Lahav,
Harvard Medical School
Wendell Lim,
University of California, San Francisco
Susan Lindquist,
Whitehead Institute
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz,
National Institutes of Health
Bernhard Palsson,
University of California, San Diego
Eva Maria Schoetz-Collins,
University of California, San Diego
Pamela Silver,
Harvard Medical School
Gurol Suel,
University of California, San Diego
Mary Teruel,
Stanford University
Olga Troyanskaya,
Princeton University


William Ditto, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco
Jeff Hasty, University of California, San Diego
Galit Lahav, Harvard University
Eva-Maria Schoetz-Collins, University of California, San Diego
Lev Tsimring, University of California, San Diego

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

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($600 / $475 Student) DEADLINE: Saturday, December 20, 2014
REGULAR REGISTRATION ($700 / $575 Student) DEADLINE: Saturday, January 31, 2015
LATE REGISTRATION ($775 / $650 Student) After Saturday, January 31, 2015


HOTEL: A block of rooms has been reserved for registered conference participants at a negotiated rate starting at $209 per night plus tax at the Westin Maui. 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 5th deadline. Abstract guidelines and submission information at:

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Abstract guidelines and submission information at:

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

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