UCSF

center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center

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events

Center Seminars, Symposia, and Events

  

 

2015 


 

Center-sponsored BBC SEMINAR: Differentiation of micropatterned human embryonic stem cell colonies recapitulates the early embryo
Eric Siggia
Rockefeller University
Oct 8, 12pm
Genentech Hall Auditorium

 

Sierra Systems and SynBio Symposium for Undergraduate Research
co-hosted with University of Nevada, Reno and Synberc

Symposium Website
Aug 29-30
University of Nevada, Reno

 

Career Series #4: Industry
hosted by SACNAS at UCSF

Sept 17, 6-7:30pm
GH-S204

 

SEMINAR: Ultrafast RNA-seq Analysis with Kallisto and Sleuth
Theorizza Discussion Group

Nicolas Bray and Harold Pimental
UC Berkeley
July 24, 1pm
BH-413

 

SEMINAR: Regulation and Control of Organelle Morphology
Theorizza Discussion Group

Amy Chang
UCSF, Biochemistry and Biophysics
June 26, 1pm
BH-413

 

SEMINAR: Graphical models and network inference
Theorizza Discussion Group

Elaine Angelino
UC Berkeley
June 12, 1pm
BH-413

 

SEMINAR: An Evolutionary Role for HIV Latency in Enhancing Viral Transmission
Theorizza Discussion Group

Igor Rouzine
Gladstone Institutes
May 1, 1pm
BH-413

 

F32 Grant Writing Workshop
hosted by SACNAS at UCSF

RSVP here
April 30, 6-7:30pm
GH-S204

 

SEMINAR: Protonation/conformation coupling on molecular dynamic simulations of proteins
Theorizza Discussion Group

Diego Garrido Ruiz
UCSF, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
April 17, 1pm
BH-413

 

Is a PhD for Me? Symposium
co-organized with Synberc
UC Berkeley Campus, Stanley Hall
April 12, 9am-4pm

 

SEMINAR: Improved modeling of drug response by simulation of cell-to-cell heterogeneity
Theorizza Discussion Group

James Webber
UCSF, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
April 3, 1pm
BH-413

 

CAL ACADEMY NIGHTLIFE: Hacking Kilobots and Cells: Learning to program ‘biological’ behavior in robotic and cellular systems
March 26, 6-10pm
California Academy of Sciences

 

SEMINAR: Expand the drug repertoire for cancer therapy through phenotypic profiling
Theorizza Discussion Group

Charles Hsu
UCSF, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
March 20th, 1pm
BH-413

 

SEMINAR: Punctuated evolution and rewiring of the fungal cell cycle oscillator
Nicolas Buchler
Duke
March 16, 2pm
GH-S201

 

Center-Sponsored BBC SEMINAR: Signaling pathways in cancer
Ruth Nussinov
Center for Cancer Research, NIH
March 5, 12pm
Genentech Hall Auditorium

 

SEMINAR: Plant-Soil Feedback: Interdependent effect of litter dynamics and soil microbes on plant competition
Theorizza Discussion Group

Po-Ju Ke
Stanford, Department of Biology
February 27, 1pm
Byers Hall 413

 

SEMINAR: Collective cell migration of cranial neural crest
Theorizza Discussion Group

Miriam Genuth
UCSF, Cardiovascular Research Institute
February 13, 1pm
Byers Hall 413

 

Hacking Kilobots and Cells: Learning to program ‘biological’ behavior in robotic and cellular systems
Byers Lecture Event
January 29, 5pm
Genentech Hall Atrium

 

Center-Sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR
Carlos Bustamante
Stanford, Genetics
January 27, 12pm
Munzer Hall, Stanford University

 

SEMINAR: Quantifying the stress-modulated cell cycle landscape of S. cerevisiae
Theorizza Discussion Group

Alain Bonny
UCSF, Biochemistry and Biophysics
January 16, 1pm
Byers Hall 413

 

2014 


 

SEMINAR: Mapping the historic, current, and future distributions of bacteria
Theorizza Discussion Group

Josh Ladau
UCSF, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
December 5th at 1pm
BH-413

 

SEMINAR: The role of noise in microbial evolution
Oskar Hallatschek
UC Berkeley
December 1st at 10am
GH-S201

 

SEMINAR: Cooperation, cheating, and collapse in microbial populations
Jeff Gore
MIT
November 13th at 12pm
Genentech Hall Auditorium

 

Expanding Potential: A workshop advocating for women in STEM
Synberc
November 15th
UC Berkeley

 

SEMINAR: Enhanced homology-directed human genome engineering by controlled timing of CRISPR/Cas9 delivery
Bay Area Genome Engineering Forum
Jacob Corn
UC Berkeley
October 27th at 1pm

 

SEMINAR: What the heck is IGI?
Bay Area Genome Engineering Forum
Jacob Corn
UC Berkeley
October 27th at 1pm

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: Analyzing genome wide patterns of variation within and between species
Carlos Bustamente
Stanford University
October 15th at noon
Rock Hall Auditorium

 

SEMINAR: Sparse and compositionally robust inference of microbial ecological networks
Theorizza discussion group
Emily Miraldi
Simons Foundation, NYU
October 10th at 1pm
BH-413

 

SEMINAR: Phosphorelay control of asymmetry in bacteria
Erin Yiyin Chen
UCSF, Dermatology
October 6th at 10am
GH-S201

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: International Public Health
Julio Frenk
Harvard University
October 1st at noon
Rock Hall Auditorium

 

SEMINAR: The neural superposition problem
Steve Altschuler
UCSF, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
September 8th at 10am
GH-S201

 

SEMINAR: Control of stochastic and induced switching in biophysical networks
Danny Wells
Northwestern University
September 8th at 10am
GH-S201

 

SEMINAR: The neural superposition problem
Steve Altschuler
UCSF, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
September 8th at 10am
GH-S201

 

Kilobot Workshop: Collective Robots
Radhika Nagpal
Harvard University
August 18th to 22nd
GH-N114

 

iGEM Synthetic Biology Presentation at AfterDark
San Francisco Exploratorium
August 7th at 7pm

 

NCSB Annual Meeting
U.C. San Diego
July 17, 2014

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: Understanding the development of neuronal circuitry
Daniel Colón-Ramos
Yale University
June 6th at noon
Rock Hall 102

 

SEMINAR: A prison made of single cells: microfluidic platforms for high throughput single cell sequencing
John Halifburton
UCSF
June 2nd at 10am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Using single-cell sequencing to study the molecular identity of neocoritcal cell type
Alex Pollen
UCSF
June 2nd at 10am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: A universal high-throughput CRISPRi approach to phenotype analysis
Jason Peters
UCSF
June 2nd at 10am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: How does one network do more than one thing?
Loren Frank
UCSF
May 5th at 10am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Cell size control
Jan Skotheim
Stanford University
April 17th at 1:00pm
BH 212

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: Genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to breast cancer risk and prognosis in Latinas
Laura Fejerman
UCSF
April 16th at noon
Nursing 217

 

SEMINAR: Data-driven graph reconstruction using compressive sensing
Young Hwan Chang
U.C. Berkeley
April 7th at 10:00am
GH N114

 

SEMINAR: The yeast cyclin-dependent kinase routes carbon fluxes to fuel cell cycle progression
Jennifer Ewald
Stanford
April 7th at 10:00am
GH N114

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: Function and regulation of neural stem cells in the mammalian brain
Arturo Álvarez-Buylla
UCSF
March 11th at noon
Nursing 217

 

SEMINAR: The cell cycle switch computes approximate majority
Luca Cardelli
Microsoft Research, Cambridge
March 3rd at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Quantified phosphorylation site dynamics reveal mechanisms of T-cell receptor signal initiation
Lily Chylek
Los Alamos National Laboratory
March 3rd at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Gene expression in 2D DNA compartments as artificial cells
Eyal Karzbrun
Weizmann Institute of Science
February 24th at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Understanding the variability of growth in single cells: from bacteria to mammalian cells
Nathalie Balaban
Hebrew University
February 20th at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Response to injury in multicellular epithelial structures
Multicellularity discussion group
Keith Mostov
UCSF
February 7th at 1:30pm
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Mechanisms of olfactory receptor choice
Stavros Lomvardas
UCSF
February 3rd at 10am
GH S201

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: The use of single molecule manipulation and optical tweezers in biochemistry
Carlos Bustamente
U.C. Berkeley
January 21st at noon
Rock Hall Auditorium

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: Immunology and functional genomics of multiple sclerosis
Sergio Baranzini
UCSF
January 7th at noon
Nursing 217

 

iGEM Program Reunion Dinner & Award Ceremony
Come celebrate seven years of the iGEM program!
January 3rd at 5:30pm
GH N114

 

2013


 

SEMINAR: Secret life of the world's simplest animal (and lessons for multicellularity)
Multicellularity discussion group
Manu Prakash
Stanford University
December 6th at 1:00pm
BH 215

 

SEMINAR: Analysis of branching morphogenesis during organ development
Ian Smyth
Monash University
December 3rd at 10:00am
BH 212

 

Center-sponsored BBC SEMINAR: What can you do with 40 dimensions in single cells, mapping development, signal processing and disease?
Dana Pe'er
Columbia University
November 21st at noon
Genentech Hall Auditorium

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: Investigating how to effectively communicate disease/cancer risk to diverse populations
Eliseo Pérez-Stable
UCSF
November 15th at noon
Nursing 217

 

SEMINAR: Compartmentalization of G1/S regulators allows signaling information to traverse a switch-like transition
Andreas Doncic
Stanford
November 4th at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Choanoflagellate colonies, bacterial signals, and animal origins (CANCELLED)
Multicellularity discussion group
Nicole King
U.C. Berkeley
November 1st at 1:00pm
BH 215

SEMINAR: Analog Synthetic and Systems Biology
Rahul Sarpeshkar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 30th at 1:00pm
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Mitotic trigger waves and the spatial coordination of the Xenopus cell cycle
Jeremy Chang
Stanford
October 7th at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Lab ecology - Investigating the molecular basis of natural interactions between D. melanogaster and S. cerevisiae
Kelly Schiabor
U.C. Berkeley
September 2nd at 10:00am
GH S201

 

Center-sponsored CIENCIA SEMINAR: The use of cryo-electron microscopy and the structural biology of initial DNA transcription
Eva Nogales
U.C. Berkeley
October 1st at noon
Nursing 217

 

SEMINAR: New tools for unlocking cell polarity
Multicellularity discussion group
Orion Weiner
UCSF & CVRI
August 2nd at 1:00pm
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Ant networks and the regulation of collective behavior
Multicellularity discussion group
Deborah Gordon
Stanford University
June 27th at 1:00pm
GH S201

UCSF iGEM 2013: Project proposal presentations
Come hear about the top three proposals for the team's 2013 project!
June 21st at 12:30pm
GH S277

SEMINAR: Randomly made yet ordered: T cell receptor and functional repertoires
Nir Friedman
Weizmann Institute of Science
June 20th at 10:00am
GH S201

SEMINAR: Building relationships between tissue structure and function
Multicellularity discussion group
Zev Gartner
UCSF Pharmaceutical Chemistry
June 7th at 1:00pm
BH 215

 

SEMINAR: Regulatory genomics--decoding Drosophila regulatory sequences
Alexander Stark
Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
May 13th at 2:00pm
GH N114

SEMINAR: Mechanical architecture of cell division
Sophie Dumont
UCSF
May 6th at 10:00am
BH 212

SEMINAR: Sweet tumors FORCE progression
Multicellularity discussion group
Valerie Weaver
UCSF
May 3rd at 1:00pm
BH 215

SYMPOSIUM: Cell-based therapeutics: the next pillar of medicine
April 12th from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Registration is free but required
Genentech Hall Byers Auditorium


SEMINAR: Synthetic multicellularity and the biotic/abiotic interface
Multicellularity discussion group
Michel Mahabriz
UC Berkeley
April 5th at 1:00pm
BH 215

SEMINAR: Nanoscale construction with DNA
Shawn Douglas
UCSF
April 1st at 10:00am
BH 212

Dewey High School student visit
March 8th 9:30am - 1:00pm
Mentoring roundtable and lunch at 12:00pm
GH N436

 

SEMINAR: Cell competition and stem cell homeostasis
Kickoff meeting for multicellularity discussion group

Todd Nystul
UCSF
March 8th at 1:00pm
BH 513

 

SEMINAR: Deciphering genetic complexity with the combined analysis of pleiotropy and epistasis
Greg Carter
The Jackson Laboratory
February 6th at 2:00pm
GH N114

 

Center-sponsored BBC SEMINAR: Microtubule self-assembly kinetics
David Odde
University of Minnesota
January 17th at 12:00 noon
Genentech Hall Auditorium

 

SEMINAR: From Boltzmann to Botstein
James Fraser
UCSF
January 7th at 10:00am
GH S201

iGEM Program Reunion Dinner & Award Ceremony
Come celebrate six years of the iGEM program!
January 3rd at 5:00pm
GH N114

 

2012


 

SEMINAR: Transient behaviors of adapting systems
Eduardo Sontag
Rutgers University
December 3rd at 11:00am
GH S201

SEMINAR: Chemical-genetic interaction maps of breast cancer
Sourav Bandyopadhyay
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
November 5th at 10:00am
GH S201

 

SEMINAR: Reprogramming the genetic code
Jason Chin
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
October 5th at 10:30am
GH N114

 

SEMINAR: How cell size controls organelle size
Matt Good
UC Berkeley
September 10th at 10:00am
GH S201

Bay Area iGEM Team Get Together - UCSF, Stanford, UC Davis, UC Berkeley


Hosted by UCSF iGEM Team
UCSF
July 27th at 3 p.m.
GH N114

SEMINAR:  Toward engineered multi-cellular behaviors
Eric Klavins and Rob Egbert 
University of Washington
July 9th at 10:00am 
GH S201

 

SEMINAR:  Droplet-based microfluidics for high-throughput biological studies
Adam Abate
UCSF
June 4th at 10:00am
GH S201

Center-sponsored BBC SEMINAR: Dissecting the Mitotic Trigger
James Ferrell
Stanford University School of Medicine 
May 31st at 12 noon 
Genentech Hall Auditorium

SEMINAR:  Predictable Genetic System Design with Synthetic RNA Regulatory Elements
Stanley Qi
UC Berkeley
May 18th at 9:15am
HD 160

 

SEMINAR:  Nonequilibrium thermodynamics: free energy, optimal control and optimal response
David Sivak
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
May 18th at 10:00am
HD 160

pSysSynBio Discussion Series: Designing orthogonal transcriptional regulators using synthetic metagenomics
Virgil Rhodius
Genencor
May 17th at 5:00pm
BH 215

pSysSynBio Discussion Series: Design of a dynamic sensor-regulator system for production of chemicals and fuels derived from fatty acids
Fuzhong Zhang
JBEI
May 10th at 5:00pm
BH 215

pSysSynBio Discussion Series: Towards ubiquitous optogenetics
Jared Toettcher
UCSF
May 3rd at 4:30pm
BH 215

 

pSysSynBio Discussion Series: Protecting from environmental stress by transcriptional control of the UPR
Ignacio Zuleta
UCSF
April 12th at 4:30pm
BH 215

CHAUNCEY LEAKE LECTURE:  Science and Cooking
Click here for the YouTube Video

Professor David Weitz and Chef Corey Lee
Harvard University and Benu restaurant, respectively
April 2nd at 4:00pm (with reception following)
Genentech Hall Byers Auditorium

SEMINAR: Cell Stiffness Depends on Cell Volume
David Weitz
Harvard University
April 2nd at 10:00am
GH S201

SYMPOSIUM: Frontiers in Systems Biology

Featuring young scientists in an emerging field...
March 19th from 9:30am (with poster session and reception following at 3:00pm) 
Everyone is welcome to attend! 
Genentech Hall Byers Auditorium and atrium

5th Anniversary Celebration of UCSF's iGEM Team

Honoring the partnership between the UCSF Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology and Lincoln High School
January 4th at 4:00pm (with reception following) 
Everyone is welcome to attend! 
Genentech Hall Byers Auditorium

2011




SYMPOSIUM: Synthetic Biology LabLinks

In collaboration with Cell Press and UC Berkeley
December 14th from 9:00am 
Please register to attend Registration, speakers and program
Genentech Hall Byers Auditorium

 

SYMPOSIUM: Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area (BaMBA) 7

In collaboration with SFSU and UC Berkeley
November 19th from 9:00am
Register by November 10th! Registration, speakers and program
Genentech Hall Auditorium

Center-sponsored BBC SEMINAR: Encoding Information through Protein Dynamics
Galit Lahav
Harvard Medical School
November 17th at 12 noon
Genentech Hall Auditorium

Center-sponsored BBC SEMINAR: Dissecting the Mitotic Trigger
James Ferrell
Stanford University School of Medicine
October 27th at 12 noon (POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS)
Genentech Hall Auditorium

SEMINAR: The Dynamical Geometry of Epidemic Extinction
Ira B. Schwartz
Naval Research Laboratory
September 27th at 10:00am
GH S201

SEMINAR: Converging on Fis1 Mechanism in Fission: Evolution or Intelligent Design
Blake Hill
Johns Hopkins University
August 31st at 1:00pm
GH N436

SEMINAR: Giving mechanisms to 'omic data through genome-scale modeling: Insight into disease, evolution, and biochemistry
Nathan Lewis
UC San Diego 
March 31st at 10:00am 
GH S201

SEMINAR: Stochastic modeling of genetic circuits and its implications for HIV latency
Abhyudai Singh
UC San Diego
March 24th at 10:00am
GH N114

SEMINAR: Programmable chemical reactions: Strand displacement cascades
David Soloveichik
CalTech and University of Washington
March 17th at 10:30am
Rock Hall 102

SEMINAR: Synthetic gene oscillators and their applications
Tal Dalino
UC San Diego
March 4th at 10:00am
BH 212

SEMINAR: Synthetic biology from scratch: Designing interactions for equilibrium self-assembly
Sahand Hormoz
Harvard University 
March 2nd at 9:30am 
GH N114

SEMINAR: Transcription factor dynamics and germ layer differentiation: discovering relevant variables for dissecting cell fate choice
Matt Thomson
Harvard University
February 24th at 10:00am
GH S201