The Seventh q-bio Summer School
The q-bio Summer School is an annual three-week event intended to advance predictive modeling of cellular regulatory systems by exposing participants to a broad survey of work in quantitative biology as well as providing in depth instruction in modeling techniques relevant to specific areas. The areas that will be covered this year include 1) stochastic gene regulation, 2) cell signaling, 3) biomolecular simulations, 4) viral dynamics, 5) cancer, 6) synthetic biology, and 7) computational neuroscience. Students will each enroll in an area-specific course. During the first week of the school, participants will attend two daily core lectures in the morning and a lab in the afternoon. Core lectures cover all areas and are attended by all students. Labs are course specific. During the second week of the school, students will attend course-specific lectures and labs and work on projects individually or in small teams under the guidance of the summer school faculty. The summer school is designed for graduate students, postdocs, or anyone with a quantitative background who is new to modeling cellular regulatory systems/networks. Core lectures will take place on two campuses (in Santa Fe and San Diego). All students are encouraged to attend the q-bio Student Symposium in Santa Fe, which will feature student project reports and seminar-style talks. This event is free for students who register for the summer school and q-bio Conference. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the The Seventh q-bio Conference. The q-bio Conference takes place in Santa Fe.
The q-bio Summer School is not affiliated with arXiv.q-bio.
How to apply?
Applications are now open!
Applications require a CV and a one-page statement of interest. If you are applying for financial aid, a letter of reference is additionally required. The deadline for summer school applications is March 11, 2013 (FINAL EXTENSION). Scholarships may be available.
Due to an expectation of high demand, not all applicants will be accepted. We strongly suggest that you apply on time.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the q-bio Summer School is $550 per student. The lodging and meals fee for the summer school is $1650. Scholarships are available and should be requested at the time of application.
Draft of Program
Tentative schedules for the Santa Fe and San Diego branches of the summer school are available using the following links:
The 7th Annual q-bio Conference
The Annual q-bio Conference is associated with the q-bio Summer School but is organized separately. The conference has a separate lodging and registration fee of approximately $800 total (this is tentative and partial waivers will be available to students who have an abstract accepted at the conference).
To attend the conference and receive a waiver, q-bio Summer School Students must attend the school and student symposium and they must submit an abstract and request financial assistance at the conference website.
- S. Gnanakaran, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Jeff M. Hasty, University of California, San Diego
- Ramón Huerta, University of California, San Diego
- William S. Hlavacek, Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of New Mexico
- Marek Kimmel, Rice University
- William Mather, Virginia Tech
- Brian Munsky (Point of Contact), Los Alamos National Laboratory, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ruy M. Ribeiro, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Lev S. Tsimring, University of California, San Diego
Lectures will take place on two different campuses on weekdays from July 22 through August 2. There will be joint sessions on August 5 and 6 in Santa Fe. All students will then attend The Seventh q-bio Conference in Santa Fe (August 7-10, 2013).
St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
St. John's College in Santa Fe will host the NM branch of the 7th annual q-bio Summer School as well as the q-bio Conference. The courses offered in Santa Fe are indicated below. Enrollment is limited.
Campus Description. Nestled at 7,300 feet above sea level in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the 250-acre Santa Fe campus offers both spectacular scenery and cultural attractions. Santa Fe is the capitol city of the state of New Mexico with a population of 65,000. It has been a Spanish colonial town, a frontier town, and was and still is a center for indigenous culture. Santa Fe is 57 miles from Albuquerque, the nearest metropolitan area. Nearby airports are SAF and ABQ.
University of California, San Diego, California
The school expanded to two campuses in 2011. The course offered in San Diego are indicated below. Enrollment is limited.
- QB1, Stochastic Gene Regulation (Santa Fe, NM)
- QB2, Cell Signaling (Santa Fe, NM)
- QB3, Biomolecular Simulations (Santa Fe, NM)
- QB4, Viral Dynamics (Santa Fe, NM)
- QB5, Cancer (Santa Fe, NM)
- QB6, Synthetic Biology (San Diego, CA)
- QB7, Computational Neuroscience (San Diego, CA)
Course lectures will take place on weekdays during the weeks of July 22 and 29. All students are encouraged to participate in the q-bio Student Symposium (August 5 and 6, 2013, Santa Fe, NM) and The Seventh q-bio Conference (August 7-10, 2013, Santa Fe, NM).
- Los Alamos Institute for Advanced Studies and the New Mexico Consortium (principal sponsor)
- Center for Nonlinear Studies
- Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling
- Los Alamos Information Science and Technology Center
- BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego
- San Diego Center for Systems Biology of Cellular Stress Responses
The Seventh Annual q-bio Summer School is supported by the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25GM105608. The school content is solely the responsibility of the organizers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.