Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

2024 QCB Summer School

August 5-9, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  Designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in physics, biophysics, chemical and life sciences, and engineering who seek to expand their research skills in quantitative methods for studying and modelling cells. The summer school will include lectures, mini-courses, and hands-on training in experimental and computational techniques.

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Advancing knowledge about cells

The NSF Science and Technology Center for Quantitative Cell Biology will create whole-cell models to transform our understanding of how cells function. With cutting-edge imaging and simulation tools, the center will advance the study of healthy and diseased cells; accelerate research into gene expression, metabolism, and division; and share science with communities of all ages through a partnership with the popular computer game Minecraft.

Model and minecraft model of minimal cells
Yeast model

A new paradigm

We're forging a new scientific understanding of the cell that will have implications for human health, photosynthesis, evolution, and more.

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