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STMC-sponsored Conferences

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2020 Annual q-bio Conference

14th Annual q-bio Conference will take place on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland at the end of July 2020. The main theme for q-Bio 2020 is the “convergence of machine learning and quantitative modeling in biology”. The q-bio Summer School and Conference website

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2019 Annual q-bio Conference

13th Annual q-bio Conference
July 31 to August 3, 2019. Registration is open until June 10
UCSF, San Francisco, CA. More information is available at

Visit The q-bio Summer School and Conference website

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Conference on Quantitative BioImaging: January 4-6, 2018

The 2018 Quantitative Bioimaging Conference will be held Jan 4-6 at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany.

Visit the conference website for more information.

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IgE and Allergy, 50 Years and Onward

WHEN: July 24-29, 2016
WHERE: West Palm Beach, Florida

This conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of IgE, the last of the classes of human antibodies to be identified, by presenting the latest ideas in the field and looking forward to future advances in our understanding of this molecule and allergic diseases. Invited speakers included Andrew Chan (Genentech, Keynote), Fred Finkelman (Cincinatti), Stephen Galli (Stanford), Raif Geha (Harvard), Hannah Gould (King's College), Shigeo Koyasu (RIKEN IMS), Juan Lafaille (NYU), Marc Rothenberg (Cincinatti), Rudolf Valenta (Vienna), and many more.

Organizers: Toshi Kawakami, Bridget S. Wilson, and Brian J. Sutton.

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Conference on Quantitative BioImaging: January 13-15, 2016

The 2016 Quantitative BioImaging Conference was held on January 13-15, 2016 at the Delft University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands. The idea for a conference on Quantitative BioImaging followed from the recognition that there is no conference to date that addresses, in a focused and interdisciplinary manner, the analysis of bioimaging data.

Keynote speaker: W. E. Moerner, Stanford University, the 2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

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q-bio 2016

The Fourth Winter q-bio Meeting: February 16-19, 2016, Maui, Hawaii, USA

The Tenth q-bio Summer School: July 10-26, 2016, multiple locations in California, Colorado and New Mexico, USA

The Tenth q-bio Conference: July 27-30, 2016, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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NCSB Annual Meeting in ABQ

The STMC hosted the 2015 Annual Meeting of the National Centers for Systems Biology (NCSB) (July 9-10, 2015).

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Symposium on Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology, January 09-11, 2014

This STMC-sponsored event was a Symposium on Single Cell/Single Molecule Biology at the University of New Mexico, with invited talks, contributed posters and over 165 registrants.

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The Seventh q-bio Conference, 2013

q-bio Summer School and Conference, August 7-10, 2013.

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"Visualizing Signaling Nanoplatforms at a Higher Spatiotemporal Resolution", May 29-31, 2013

This event was held at the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies in Barcelona, Spain, May 29-31. STMC's Diane Lidke was one of the four conference organizers. The program included talks by STMC's Bridget Wilson and Keith Lidke. Conference description: The aim of the symposium was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of world-leading scientists to further our understanding on the fundamental molecular mechanisms that govern nanostructures and protein function relationships at the cell membrane. Topics included the organization of the plasma membrane at the nanoscale, the role of proteins and lipids in signal transduction, and the cortical actin cytoskeleton in organizing and stabilizing membrane domains as well as influencing membrane architecture and signal transduction. Special emphasis was on the technologies that are enabling the visualization of membrane nanodomains at unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution.

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Understanding Cell Behavior through Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology, January 10-12, 2013

Day one was dedicated to a Symposium on Single Cell/Single Molecule Biology, with invited talks and contributed posters featuring these topics:

  • Probes
  • Imaging instruments and microfluidics devices for single cell and single molecule biology
  • New biological insights resulting from application of these new tools in immunology and cancer

Days 2 and 3 were organized as an interactive Conference on Quantitative Bioimaging, in which tutorials to introduce key problems in Single Molecule Biology and image analysis were followed by intense discussion and poster sessions.

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Symposium on Systems Imaging: Applications in Immunology and Cancer, January 12-13, 2012

The 2012 STMC/CNTC Symposium on Systems Imaging: Applications in Immunology and Cancer was a two-day exploration of the latest developments in five key research areas:

  • In vivo Imaging
  • Molecular and Cellular Imaging
  • Spatial Modeling from Bioimage Data
  • Bioimage Management and Informatics
  • Emerging Bioimaging Tools and Technologies

Days 2 and 3 were organized as an interactive Conference on Quantitative Bioimaging, in which tutorials to introduce key problems in Single Molecule Biology and image analysis were followed by intense discussion and poster sessions.

STMC Key Participation

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"Systems Approaches in Immunology & Infectious Diseases", September 27-28, 2016

Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. STMC speakers included Judy Cannon and Bridget Wilson.

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"A Symposium on Cell Signaling", August 28-31, 2016

Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Featured STMC members Bridget Wilson, Bill Hlavacek, and James Werner.

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"V Congreso de la Rama de Transducción de Señales de la SMB", September 22-25, 2015

Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico. STMC members Diane Lidke and Keith Lidke were invited speakers.

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"EGF Receptor - Future Directions", November 17-20, 2013

Joint research conference of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel Science Foundation, held in Jerusalem. STMC member Diane Lidke joined the invited speaker list for this prestigious gathering of scientists doing cutting edge research in the EGFR field.

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BIOSS Symposium on "Nanoscale Membrane Protein Organization", October 24-26, 2013

Schluchsee, Germany, October 2013. STMC Director Bridget Wilson was an invited speaker. Conference description: "Live cell imaging and confocal microscope techniques commonly used in the last 10 years have failed to resolve structures below the diffraction limit of 250 nm and therefore have missed many details of the nanoscale organization of membrane proteins. Recent technical developments and new concepts show that the plasma membrane is more highly organized at nanoscale distances than previously thought. In this expert meeting, we want to bring a group of external speakers together with local speakers involved in the BIOSS nanoscale explorer program (BiNEP) from our excellence cluster BIOSS in Freiburg. Our aim is to discuss new techniques and concepts for better understanding the underlying principals of nanoscale membrane organization."

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2nd International Workshop on Hybrid Systems & Biology, September 02, 2013

Taormina, Italy, September 2013. STMC affiliate member Adam Halasz was on the Program Committee for this workshop centered around both theoretical and applied aspects of hybrid modeling techniques in systems biology. Conference description: "Systems biology aims at providing a system-level understanding of biological systems by unveiling their structure, dynamics and control methods. The intrinsic multi-scale nature of these systems, both in space, in organization levels, and in time, makes extremely difficult to model them in a uniform way, e.g., by means of differential equations or discrete stochastic processes. Furthermore, such models are often not easily amenable to formal analysis and their simulations at the organ or even the cell level are frequently impractical. Indeed, an important open problem is finding appropriate computational models that scale well for both simulation and formal analysis of biological processes. Hybrid modeling techniques, combining discrete and continuous processes, are gaining more and more attention in systems biology."