Quantitative biology summer school to be held June 4-20

q bio symposium

The 11th q-bio Summer School and Conference (qbSS) will be held at Colorado State University June 4-20, 2017 – the first time the event has been held entirely at the CSU campus.

The program was started in 2007 at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was geared toward an interdisciplinary audience, including engineers, computer scientists, biochemists, biologists and physicists.

qbSS is recognized as one of the world’s best educational programs in quantitative modeling of biological processes. The core topics at the 2017 qbSS will be: single-cell gene regulation, cell signaling, synthetic biology and cancer dynamics. Participants will be introduced to statistical, mathematical, and computational tools for modeling cellular regulatory systems, and they will be engaged in numerous career-focused training and discussion sessions.

This year’s program has more than 30 events open to the public including keynote talks, lectures, discussion panels and poster sessions.  These events will be accessible to a broad scientific audience, and the events are free to local participants.

Public Lectures will include talks from over 20 invited speakers including two members of the National Academies: Professor Herbert Levine (Rice University, June 14) and Professor Michael Savageau (UC Davis, June 13).

Career Discussion Panels featuring an additional 20-plus senior scientists and experts will include: Choosing the right research project (June 6); Finding the right postdoc position (June 7); Balancing work and family in a research career (June 8); Applying for grants and fellowships (June 9); Building multidisciplinary collaborations (June 12); Navigating the tenure process in academia (June 13); Resolving conflicts in mentor/mentee relationships (June 14); and Intellectual property and entrepreneurship (June 15).  Coffee and snacks will be served.

A special evening event on “Information, Signals and Decisions: Ways that young scientists can promote good government” will be led by Gerry Ostheimer, Global Lead for Sustainable Bioenergy, Sustainable Energy for All (June 12 at 7 p.m. in Scott 101). Coffee and snacks will be served.

Poster Sessions will be held the evenings of June 5 and June 19 in the Scott Building Atrium (5:30-8 p.m.). Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

All events are free for local participants but require registration.