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The Ninth q-bio Summer School

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Welcome to the wiki for the 2015 q-bio Summer School! Information about the school and application instructions can be found below.


The q-bio Summer School is an annual event intended to advance predictive modeling of cellular regulatory systems by exposing participants to a survey of work in quantitative biology and by providing in-depth instruction in selected techniques, with an emphasis on techniques useful for modeling cellular regulatory networks, although data analysis techniques and experimental methods will also be covered. Lectures will be offered at three campuses. At the San Diego campus, the focus will be on synthetic biology. At the Albuquerque and Fort Collins campuses, the focus will be on systems biology. Students will each work on mentored projects in the areas of stochastic gene regulation, cell signaling, biomolecular simulations, cancer dynamics, fluorescence imaging and imaging data analysis, and experimental/computational/theoretical methods in synthetic biology. Participants will attend daily core lectures, project-specific lectures, journal clubs, and computer and experimental labs. The summer school is designed for graduate students, postdocs, or anyone with a quantitative background who is new to modeling cellular regulatory systems/networks. After completion of the school, all students are strongly encouraged to attend either the Ninth q-bio Conference in Blacksburg, VA (August 5-8, 2015) or the Fourth Winter q-bio Meeting (TBA).

The origin of the term q-bio is explained here. A brief history of the q-bio events can be found here.

Dates and offerings at each campus

Please note that dates vary by campus. The material covered in the school will also depend on the campus, although each campus will cover key core concepts of quantitative biology. Detailed information about the offerings at each campus, including information about tutors, projects, schedules, and computer and experimental labs, can be found at the campus wiki pages. Please click on the following links to learn more about the programs:

How to contact the organizers

  • For scientific questions, email Prof. Brian Munsky (munsky at engr dot colostate dot edu).