Past Meetings

Winter q-bio 2016

Winter q-bio 2015

The Winter q-bio Meeting was launched in 2013 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, which is situated on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. Participants expressed enthusiasm for the developing field of genomic qBIO and were happy to help launch a new annual meeting that would complement the annual summer qBIO meeting (which was held in Los Alamos at the time). The meeting brought together not only respected leaders in the field, but also a large number of rising stars and newcomers.

The second meeting was held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, which is positioned on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island.  At this meeting, we introduced a number of contributed talks that were given by junior scientists. Participant response was extremely positive and we have endeavored to expand upon this aspect of the meeting.  There was also considerable interest in presentations describing how prominent funding agencies were incorporating q-bio into their strategic planning.

For the third meeting we continued to expand the number of contributed talks and we initiated a workshop on communication in science.  Led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, audience members actively participated in learning how to effectively share the meaning and implications of their work. Feedback after the meeting was enormously positive and we elected to continue with science communication as a topic in future meetings. The venue was the Westin Maui Resort and Spa on legendary Ka’anapali Beach and concluded with a banquet featured a full luau with fantastic local entertainment.  

The fourth meeting was back in Oahu, at the Sheraton Waikiki,known for its breathtaking ocean-front views offered from 80% of its newly remodeled guest rooms and suites, a first-of-its-kind newly opened “Superpool” and award winning dining venues.  At this meeting we continued our promise to include the Alda Center for Communicating Science, as well as prominent funding agencies.  We also introduced editors from Science and Cell, who provided invaluable information from the publications perspective.



Bassem Al-Sady (University of California San Francisco)

Uri Alon (Weizmann Institute)

Nathalie Balaban (Hebrew University)

Lee Bardwell (University of California Irvine)

Naama Barkai (Weizmann Institute)

Matthew Bennett (Rice University)

Philip Campbell (Nature)

Will Cao (Duke University)

Karen Carniol (Cell)

Olivier Cinquin (University of California Irvine)

Jim Collins (Boston University)

Jennifer Curtis (Georgia Technical Institute)

Tal Danino (Columbia University)

Adele Doyle (University of California Santa Barbara)

Mary Dunlop (University of Vermont)

Hana El-Samad (University of California San Francisco)

Johan Elf (Uppsala University)

Michael Elowitz (California Institute of Technology)

Timothy Elston (UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine)

Adam Feist (University of California San Diego)

James E. Ferrell (Stanford University)

Gabriela Fragiadakis (Stanford University)

Martin Fussenegger (ETH Zurich)

Justin Gallivan (DARPA)

Timothy Gardner (Amyris)

Zev Gartner (University of California San Francisco)

Leon Glass (McGill University)

Susan Golden (University of California San Diego)

Zeynep Gumus (Mount Sinai Hospital)

Taekjip Ha (Univeristy of Illinois)

Antonina Hafner (Harvard University)

Jeff Hasty (University of California San Diego)

Nan Hao (University of California San Diego)

Jason Haugh (North Carolina State University)

John Hogenesch (University of Pennsylvania)

Terry Hwa (University of California San Diego)

Alicia Jackson (DARPA)

Evonne Kaplan-Liss (Stony Brook University)

Peter Karp (SRI International)

Roy Kishony (Harvard Medical School)

Shigeru Kondo (Osaka University)

Thomas Kuhlman (University of Illinois)

Rahul Kulkarni (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Galit Lahav (Harvard University)

Arthur Lander (University of California Irvine)

Keren Lasker (Stanford University)

Andre Levchenko (Johns Hopkins University)

Wendell Lim (University of California San Francisco)

X. Shirley Liu (Harvard University)

Xili Liu (Harvard Medical School)

Ting Lu (University of Illinois)

Molly Megraw (University of Pennsylvania)

Thierry Mora (Ecole Normale Supérieure)

Eliza Morris (University of California Davis)

Andrew Murray (Harvard University)

Akihiko Nakajima (University of Tokyo)

Gregor Neuert (Vanderbilt University)

Mariko Okada (RIKEN RCAI)

Amy Palmer (University of Colorado)

Bernhard Palsson (University of California San Diego)

Katie Pollard (University of California San Francisco)

Kit Polgiano (University of California San Diego)

Steve Quake (Stanford University)

Bryan Ray (Science)

Silvia Santos (Imperial College London)

Eva-Maria Schoetz-Collins (University of California San Diego)

Petra Schwille (Max Planck Institute)

Georg Seelig (University of Washington)

Allyson E. Sgro (Princeton University)

Jagesh Shah (Harvard University)

Xiling Shen (Cornell University)

Pamela Silver (Harvard University)

Jan Skotheim (Stanford University)

Christina Smolke (Stanford University)

Pranidhi Sood (University of California San Francisco)

Michael Springer (Harvard University)

Gurol Suel (University of California San Diego)

Mia Sung (National Institutes of Health)

Chao Tang (Peking University)

Savas Tay (ETH Zurich)

Mary Teruel (Stanford University)

Olga Troyanskya (Princeton University)

Lisa Tucker-Kellogg (Duke University)

John Tyson (Virginia Tech)

J. Craig Venter (The J. Craig Venter Institute)

Ophelia Venturelli (University of California Berkeley)

Chris Voigt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Aleksandra Walczak (Ecole Normale Supérieure)

Jeffrey Way (Harvard University)

Jonathan Weissman (University of California San Francisco)

Ruth Williams (University of California San Diego)

Ned Wingreen (Princeton University)

Mae Woods (University College London)

Lingchong You (Duke University)