We are pleased to announce the 2021 Center for Quantitative Life Sciences (CQLS) Fall Conference.  This will be a full day online event on Friday, September 17, 2021 (apologies for those who did not receive a notice about this previously. There was an issue with the list serve).  In celebration of our recent name change, the theme for this year is “Frontiers at the Intersection of the Life & Quantitative Sciences.” Because this is our first conference since our name change (and because the event is fully online this year) the conference this year is completely free for all attendees. We hope you will join us.

We strongly encourage all participants to submit a poster for the online poster session. Registered posters will be judged for cash prizes in three categories; Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, and Post-Doctoral Fellow/Trainee. Since the event is online, a physical poster does not need to be printed. Rather, you will need to submit in advance a high-quality pdf and a stable internet connection. Lightning Talks will be limited to 5 minutes and no more than 5 slides.  Registered lighting talks will also be eligible for a cash prize.

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On behalf of the organizing committee:

  • Kevin Brown, Pharmaceutical Sciences, OSU/OHSU
  • Molly Burke, Integrative Biology, OSU
  • Maude David, Microbiology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, OSU
  • Patrick De Leenheer, Mathematics, OSU
  • Perry Hystad, Public Health and Human Science, OSU
  • Natalia Shulzhenko, Immunology, OSU
Fall Term 2021
September 29, 2021Chris Plaisier
Arizona State University
Finding new therapies for mesothelioma
October 13, 2021TRACE
Oregon State University
TRACE COVID Community Surveillance Project
October 27, 2021David Garcia
University of Oregon
Prion-based forms of RNA-modifying enzymes
November 10, 2021Ya-chieh Hsu
Harvard University
Deep: Stem Cells at the Nexus of the Niche, Physiology, and the External Environment
Winter Term 2022
January 5, 2022TBD
January 19, 2022Carrie Hanna
Oregon Health and Science University
Using genome editing technology to create biomedical models in the nonhuman primate
February 2, 2022Jennifer Nemhauser
University of Washington
Babbage’s Cabbage: The Logic of Information Processing In Plants
February 16, 2022Yanming Di
Oregon State University
What is a replicate?
March 2, 2022Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi
North Carolina State University
Environmental Regulation of Genomic Stability and Human Health through the Circadian Clock
Spring Term 2022
March 30, 2022Mike Harms
University of Oregon
Ensembles, epistasis, and evolution: how biophysics shapes evolutionary outcomes
April 13, 2022Andrew Gentles
Stanford University
Atlas of Clinically Distinct Cell States and Cellular Ecosystems Across Human Solid Tumors
April 27, 2022CANCELLED – Yehenew Agazie
West Virginia University
May 18, 2022 (rescheduled for Fall2022)Elias Fernandez
University of Tennessee
June 1, 2022 (rescheduled for Fall2022)Sourav Ghosh
Yale School of Medicine