winter q-bio

Quantitative Biology on the Hawaiian Islands

February 15-18, 2016

Oahu - Sheraton Waikiki

About q-bio

A predictive understanding of living systems is a prerequisite for designed manipulation in bioengineering and informed intervention in medicine. Such an understanding requires quantitative measurements, mathematical analysis, and theoretical abstraction. The advent of powerful measurement technologies and computing capacity has positioned biology to drive the next scientific revolution. A defining goal of Quantitative Biology (qBIO) is the development of general principles that arise from networks of interacting elements that initially defy conceptual reasoning. The use of model organisms for the discovery of general principles has a rich tradition in biology, and at a fundamental level the philosophy of qBIO resonates with most molecular and cell biologists. New challenges arise from the complexity inherent in networks, which require mathematical modeling and computational simulation to develop conceptual “guideposts” that can be used to generate testable hypotheses, guide analyses, and organize “big data.”

The Winter q-bio meeting welcomes scientists and engineers who are interested in all areas of q-bio. For 2016, the meeting will be hosted at the Sheraton Waikiki, which is located in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. The resort is known for its breathtaking oceanfront views, a first-of-its-kind recently opened "Superpool" and many award-winning dining venues. Registration and accommodation information can be found via the links at the top of the page.


Nathalie Balaban, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Karen Carniol, Cell

Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco

James Ferrell, Stanford University

Justin Gallivan, DARPA

Susan Golden, University of California, San Diego

Jeff Hasty, University of California, San Diego

Evonne Kaplan-Liss, Stony Brook University

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institutes of Health

X. Shirley Liu, Harvard University

Katie Pollard, University of California, San Francisco

Bryan Ray, Science

Jonathan Weissman, University of California, San Francisco

Lingchong You, Duke University

Organizing Committee

Jeff Hasty, University of California, San Diego

Galit Lahav, Harvard University

Wendell Lim, University of California, San Francisco

Gürol Süel, University of California, San Diego

Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton & Simons Center for Data Analysis

Lev Tsimring, University of California, San Diego