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[Arabidopsis] FW: “Q-bio Summer School 2016 – Apply Now!”

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Tue Jan 26 14:03:09 EST 2016

Not plant specific but looks like some great opportunities here.
" The summer school is designed for graduate students, postdocs, or anyone with a quantitative background who is new to modeling cellular regulatory systems/networks."

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Tenth Annual q-bio Summer School in Fort Collins, CO, Albuquerque, NM, and San Diego, CA.

Please forward this announcement to let your students and colleagues know about this exciting opportunity.  We would greatly appreciate if you could visibly post the q-bio Summer School, which is located at http://q-bio.org/w/images/9/93/Qbioss2016_Flyer.pdf 

More details are available at: http://q-bio.org/wiki/The_Tenth_q-bio_Summer_School

Applications are due on Monday, February 16 at 11:59pm (MST). The application requires a CV and a 1-page statement of interest in the summer school (combined into a single .pdf). Scholarships are available. To apply now, please visit our website: https://www.openconf.org/qbioss2016/openconf.php

The q-bio Summer School will cover nine different general topic areas and be held at three different campuses. The specific dates and campus locations are:
• July 10-23, 2016 at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO • July 10-23, 2016 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM • July 10-23, 2016 at the University of California in San Diego, CA.

Students from all three campuses will gather together at the 2016 q-bio Student Symposium (July 25-26) and the 2016 q-bio Conference (July 27-30) at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

School Overview: 
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. Certain 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 different aspects of systems biology (see below or the school wiki for specific topics). Students will each work on a mentored project in one of the following areas: single-cell gene regulation, cell signaling, biomolecular simulations, viral dynamics, 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 Tenth q-bio Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (July 27-30, 2016).

The main topics of the 2016 summer school are: 
• Biomolecular Simulations (Albuquerque, NM) • Cell Signaling (Albuquerque, NM) • Membrane Biology (Albuquerque, NM) • Viral Dynamics (Albuquerque, NM) • Cancer Dynamics (Fort Collins, CO) • Complex Biological Dynamics (Fort Collins, CO) • Single-Cell Gene Regulation (Fort Collins, CO) • Computational Synthetic Biology (San Diego, CA) • Microfluidic Devices (San Diego, CA)

Please see the school wiki http://q-bio.org/wiki/The_Tenth_q-bio_Summer_School for more information about each specific topic.

At the School, students will attend 20-25 hours of core lectures, 20-25 hours of course-specific lectures, 10-15 hours of computational and experimental labs, and 10-15 hours of student presentations. There will also be 20-30 hours of mentored project work, which may include some simple experiments, theoretical developments and/or real data analyses. 

Questions? Please see our FAQs page on wiki site first, or contact our program manager, Shannan Yeager, at syeager from newmexicoconsortium.org.

•	Rosemary Braun, Northwestern University, Chicago
•	S. Gnanakaran, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos
•	Jeff M. Hasty, University of California, San Diego
•	William S. Hlavacek, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos
•	Marek Kimmel, Rice University, Houston
•	Brian Munsky, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
•	Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
•	Ruy Ribeiro, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
•	Douglas Shepherd, University of Colorado, Denver
•	Patrick Shipman, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
•	Sabrina Spencer, University of Colorado, Boulder
•	Mara P. Steinkamp, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
•	Lev S. Tsimring, University of California, San Diego

For inquiries about the scientific content at the summer school, please contact:
•	 Brian Munsky (Fort Collins Campus): munsky from engr.colostate.edu
•	 Bill Hlavacek (Albuquerque Campus): wshlavacek from gmail.com
•	 Lev Tsimring (San Diego Campus): ltsimring from ucsd.edu

Point of Contact: Shannan Yeager, q-bio Program Manager, syeager from newmexicoconsortium.org
•	For more information, please visit: http://q-bio.org/wiki/The_Tenth_q-bio_Summer_School
•	Please visit and join the q-bio group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/qbio-5075101
•	Online Application website: https://www.openconf.org/qbioss2016/openconf.php

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