4th Midwest Quantitative Biology Symposium
(MidQBio 2016)

Purdue University

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Martin Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering (MJIS), Room 1001
206 S. Martin Jischke Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907

MidQBio 2016 Purdue Group Photo

The MidQBio Symposium aims to bring together research groups from around the Midwest with a shared interest in quantitative biology, and to help build a community of these researchers. The symposium provides researchers opportunities to meet periodically to disseminate recent results; network with other research groups in the region; and explore potential collaborations. Special emphasis is given to development of early career researchers, including graduate students and postdocs, whose work is highlighted in lightning presentation sessions.

Registration is free, but required, please register at the link below. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 14th, 2016.



9:00 - 9:20a
9:20 - 10:00a
Alexandra Jilkine, U Notre Dame
10:00 - 10:40a
Kevin Wood, U Michigan
10:40 - 11:00a
BREAK – Refreshments provided
11:00 - 11:40a
Erik Andersen, Northwestern U
11:40 - 12:20p
Elias Puchner, U Minnesota
12:20p - 1:00p
Lightning talks
1:00 - 2:00p
LUNCH – Provided in MJIS room 2001
2:00 - 2:40p
David Umulis, Purdue U
2:40 - 3:20p
Jeremiah Zartman, U Notre Dame
3:20 - 3:40p
Lightning talks
3:40 - 4:00p
BREAK – Refreshments provided
4:00 - 4:40p
Kristen Naegle, Washington U in St. Louis
4:40 - 5:20p
Steve Presse, Indiana U Purdue U at Indianapolis
*Tentative, subject to change.

Lightning Talks
We are soliciting submissions for 2-slide/2-minute lightning talks from principle investigators, post-docs, and graduate 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. Those wishing to participate in the lightning sessions should indicate their interest in the registration link.

Travel Awards
We are happy to be able to offer a limited number of travel awards to graduate students and postdocs who sign up to give lightning talks. Preference will be given to those who register early.

Art of Science Posters
We encourage all attendees to bring along posters or prints which explore the interplay between art and science. These could consist of processed images generated using data. We suggest a display size no smaller than 18” x 24” and no larger than 36” x 48”. A 1-3 sentence description of the image could be included. These images will be displayed on poster boards, attendees can browse the art during coffee and lunch breaks. Please contact the organizers if you need to use our poster printing service. We hope that this exhibit will help seed interesting conversations and facilitate more interactions among attendees. Two posters of exceptional aesthetic merit will be chosen for prizes.

A number of campus parking lots are available for free weekend visitor paring near Martin Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering (MJIS) at no charge, including a surface lot located one block south of MJIS at the southwest corner of the intersection of Martin Jischke Dr. and Harrison St. A parking garage is located 2 blocks east of MJIS just off of Harrison St. There are also a limited number of street parking spots on Martin Jischke Drive.

For those wishing to spend the night in West Lafayette, a number of accommodation options are available. Please be aware that most are not within walking distance of MJIS, but inquire with the hotel about shuttles to MJIS.
Purdue Union Club Hotel - On campus, ~ 1 mile from MJIS
101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-8900
Hilton Garden Inn, Wabash Landing – East of campus, ~ 2 miles from MJIS
356 East State Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906, USA
(765) 743-2100
Holiday Inn Lafayette, City Centre – East of campus, ~ 2.5 miles from MJIS
515 South Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 
(765) 423-1000
Four Points by Sheraton, West Lafayette – North of Campus, ~ 5 miles from MJIS
1600 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 463-5511

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Purdue Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the College of Science, and the College of Engineering.

Srividya Iyer-Biswas (Purdue, Physics and Astronomy, iyerbiswas(at)purdue.edu)
Tamara Kinzer-Ursem (Purdue, Biomedical Engineering, tursem(at)purdue.edu)
Andrew Mugler (Purdue, Physics and Astronomy, amugler(at)purdue.edu)