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Register for the 3rd Annual Conference on Quantitative Approaches in Biology

The 3rd Annual Conference on Quantitative Approaches in Biology will be held November 19-21, 2020 online.

Visit to register.

This conference is a free three-day event that includes a range of activities to stimulate the cross-fertilization of ideas, including guest speaker talks, workshops, micro talks, an undergraduate research competition, a contest to discover mathematical questions in biology, and plenty of networking opportunities.  


William Bialek, Princeton University

Aaron Dinner, University of Chicago

Nathalie Dostatni, Institut Curie Paris

Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University

Hernan Garcia, UC Berkley

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Amy Shyer, Rockefeller University

In place of a poster session and lightning talks, we will be soliciting submissions for 5-minute short talks from principal investigators, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students. These rapid-fire presentations are designed to briefly present recent findings to the conference attendees. 

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

  • When you register select the option to participate in a short talk.
  • Submit your talk title, list of authors, and an abstract in the provided fields.  Selected presenters will have the opportunity to provide updated information before the conference.
  • Please note that we may not be able to accept all applications to present a short talk.


Where will the conference be held?

Visit the conference website to register and gain access to all the attendee-only webpages. 


Northwestern University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all events and programs. Accommodations such as sign language interpreters, accessible seating, and presentation materials in alternate formats are provided upon request. Please contact Tiffany Leighton Ozmina at or 847-491-5571 by September 15, 2020.* Every reasonable effort will be made to implement accommodations in an effective and timely manner.
*Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodations after September 15th.

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

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