q-bio is a series of conferences and affiliated summer schools, which aim at advancing predictive modeling of cellular regulation, decision making, formation of response, and other information processing phenomena. The emphasis is on deep theoretical understanding, detailed modeling, and quantitative experimentation directed at understanding the behavior of particular regulatory systems and/or elucidating general principles of cellular information processing. Unlike many biological conferences, which focus on specific model systems, q-bio focuses on understanding of phenomena, which manifest themselves in many biological systems.
For many years, the q-bio Conference took place on the campus of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Starting in 2015, with a move to Blacksburg, Virginia, the conference now changes location from year to year. Local organizers also change from year to year. A board was established in 2013 to ensure the continuity of the conference as an annual event.
The 2018 q-bio Conference will be held June 26-29 at Rice University in Houton, Texas.
The 2018 q-bio Summer Schools will be held June 11-25 at (1) Rice University in Houton, TX and (2) University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.
The q-bio Conference is not affiliated with arXiv.q-bio, but symbiotically coordinates with it.
The origin of the term q-bio is explained here.
A brief history of the conference is available here.