Northwestern University

Fri 8:30 AM

CQuB Annual Conference on Quantitative Approaches in Biology - Day 1

When: Friday, November 16, 2018
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Tiffany Ozmina   847.491.5440

Group: NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

Category: Academic

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The Annual Conference on Quantitative Approaches in Biology will be held November 16-17, 2018 at Northwestern University. The conference is a free two-day event that includes a range of activities to stimulate the cross-fertilization of ideas, including guest speaker talks, a seminar on collaboration in team-science, a round table discussion, networking opportunities, a poster session, an undergraduate research competition, and a reception.

November 16, Day 1 will be held at the McCormick Auditorium in the Norris University Center, Evanston, IL

November 17, Day 2 will be held at the Abbott Auditorium in Pancoe Hall, Evanston, IL

Registration is FREE. You may register for one or both days.  If you are attending both days, please register for both days.

Boris Shraiman, PhD | Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara

Anindita (Oni) Basu, PhD | University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
Bennett Goldberg, PhD | Northwestern University
Tassos Pavlopoulos, PhD | Janelia Research Campus

Lightning Talks
We are soliciting submissions for 2-slide/2-minute lightning talks from principle investigators, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students. These rapid-fire presentations are designed to briefly advertise research in the group, and present recent findings to the conference attendees. PIs wishing to use these talks to advertise open postdoc positions in their groups are also welcome to do so. These have been very well received in the past.

If you wish to participate, please submit an application by:

Registering on the Eventbrite page and select the option to participate in a lightning talk. Then emailing your title and brief abstract to by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Please note that we may not be able to accept all applications to present a lightning talk.

Poster Session
There will be a poster session each day. We are encouraging all attendees to bring along posters for the poster sessions. You are welcome to present on both or either day. We will have poster boards available. It is our hope that this exhibit will help seed interesting conversations and facilitate interaction among attendees. We suggest a poster size no smaller than 18” x 24” and no larger than 36” x 48”.

If you wish to participate you must:

Register on the Eventbrite page and select the option to present a poster.
Then email your title and brief abstract to by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Please note that, due to limited space, we will not have space for your poster unless you register and email your title and abstract by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


What are the hotel options?
The hotels closest to the venues are The Homestead Evanston and the Hilton Orrington.

The Homestead Evanston 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL | 847-475-3300

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston 1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-491-6400

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston 1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-6400

Hilton Orrington 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL | 847-866-8700

How do I get to the Evanston campus?
Visit this website to find driving directions and public transit options to campus.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is no free parking on campus. We recommended you use public transportation or walk from your hotel to campus. The venues are an easy five to ten minute walk from the recommended hotels.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Tiffany Leighton Ozmina at


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