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The Ninth q-bio Summer School - Albuquerque

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July 13-28, 2015     Schedule     Faculty     Students     Focus Areas

The q-bio Summer School began in 2007 in Los Alamos, moved to Santa Fe, and then moved again to Albuquerque. Along the way, two new campuses were launched, first in San Diego and then in Fort Collins. In 2015, the program of the Albuquerque campus will emphasize four topical areas: biomolecular simulations, cell signaling, membrane biology and viral dynamics. A series of lectures and labs will be devoted to each of these areas; however, lectures will cover other, diverse topics. Students will attend two core lectures each morning and participate in computer labs in the afternoon. Hands-on imaging labs will also be offered. Afternoons will include volunteer student talks. All students will participate in small team projects under the mentorship of the school faculty.

After participating in the school, students are strongly encouraged to attend the Ninth Annual q-bio Conference (August 5-8, 2015, Blacksburg, VA, USA).


Focus Areas

The school will cover a broad range of topics but the following focus areas will be emphasized:

The scientists responsible for organizing and leading student projects are Drs. Gnanakaran, Hlavacek, and Ribeiro.



An evening reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2015. Details will be available later.


Unless otherwise noted in the detailed Schedule, the program each weekday will consist of two lectures in the morning and student talks. computer labs and recitations in the afternoon. A typical schedule will be as follows:

  • 07:00-08:30 -- Breakfast
  • 08:30-10:15 -- Lecture 1 (organized into two 45-minute parts)
  • 10:15-10:30 -- Coffee Break
  • 10:30-12:15 -- Lecture 2 (organized into two 45-minute parts)
  • 12:15-13:15 -- Lunch
  • 13:15-14:15 -- Student Talks (three talks per day, 20 minutes each)
  • 14:15-16:00 -- Computer Labs 1 and 2 (concurrent sessions, each organized into two 45-minute parts)
  • 16:00-16:15 -- Break
  • 16:15-17:00 -- Recitation/Q&A/Chalk Talk/Research Talk/Discussion
  • 17:00-16:30 -- Dinner
  • 16:30-20:30 -- Project Team Work


  • July 18 and 19
  • July 25 and 26

Student Symposium

  • Project team presentations, poster session, and special closing talk (July 28)


Other information


The Albuquerque school is organized under the aegis of the New Mexico Consortium (NMC), a non-profit research institute located in Los Alamos, NM, USA. The school is organized by the NMC in coordination with the The New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling, one of the NIH/NIGMS-supported National Centers for Systems Biology. We are grateful for financial support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in the form of NIH/NIGMS grant 5R25GM105608-03.

Disclaimer: The q-bio Summer School is not affiliated with arXiv.q-bio.