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The Tenth q-bio Summer School - New Mexico

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July 10-23, 2016     Schedule     Projects     Faculty     Students     Focus Areas     Software

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 2016, the program of the New Mexico campus will emphasize the following topical areas: 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. Afternoons will include 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 Tenth Annual q-bio Conference (July 27-30, 2016, Nashville, TN, USA) and the preceding q-bio Student Symposium (July 25 and 26, 2016, Nashville, TN, USA).

Pictured below are students and faculty of the 2016 q-bio Summer School (New Mexico campus).

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Participants in the Tenth q-bio Summer School, New Mexico campus, July 10-23, 2016. Pictured (left to right): Martin Lopez Garcia, Dhananjay Bhaskar, William Gray, Jonty Carruthers, Paul Mlynarczyk, Bronson Weston, Thibaut Lagny, Sara Lumbreras, Sean Aller, Charuta Palsuledesai, Lauren Shriver, Kalina Slavkova, Amy Prager, Maulik Nariya, Rory Brittain, Janie Rae Byrum, Bill Hlavacek, and Whelton Miller. Photo taken by Ruian Ke.

Student Selection Procedure

An application includes a CV and a statement of interest, which is limited to 1 page. Applicants are also asked to complete an online form. If you indicate that the New Mexico campus is your first choice, you will receive priority consideration from the local organizers at this campus. Submit your application here.

Focus Areas

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

The schedule was similar to last year's schedule, which is available here. Program information for all past years is available here.





An evening reception is scheduled for 18:00-20:00 Sunday, July 10, 2016. Please try your best to attend this event, which will include orientation. The event will take place at the UNM University Club.


Unless otherwise noted in the Detailed Schedule, the program each weekday will consist of two lectures in the morning, two student talks and two computer labs in the afternoon, and project team work in the evening. 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 (up to three talks per day, 20 minutes each)
  • 14:15-15:30 -- Computer Lab 1
  • 15:30-15:45 -- Break
  • 15:45-17:00 -- Computer Lab 2
  • 17:00-18:30 -- Dinner
  • 18:30-20:30 -- Project Team Work


  • July 16 and 17
  • July 23 and 24

Student Symposium

The q-bio Student Symposium will take place in Nashville, TN (site of the Tenth q-bio Conference) on July 25 and 26, 2016. It is expected that students from all three campuses (California, Colorado, and New Mexico) will participate in the symposium.

  • Project team presentations (July 25)
  • Special talks and closing poster session (July 26)


Other information


The New Mexico 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 Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory and 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 5R25GM105608-04.

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