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about the institute

The BioCircuits Institute (BCI) focuses on the computational modeling of biological networks at multiple scales.

The BCI team is comprised of over 50 faculty from multiple departments and institutions, including the San Diego Center for Systems Biology, the Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and the University of California San Diego. Our Faculty Our Facilities

BioCircuits Events

Jeff Hasty (UCSD): Synthetic Biology: Designer gene circuits with prescribed dynamic behavior
April 2, 2010- 2:00 PM 2130 Bonner Hall
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Research Highlights

BioCircuits researchers Liyang Xiong, Yuansheng Cao, Rob Cooper, Wouter-Jan Rappel, Jeff Hasty, Lev Tsimring (eLife 2020;9:e48885) discovered that a mixture of E. coli and A.baylyi form beautiful flower-like patterns over a 24-hr. period when grown together on agar surface due to differences in their intrinsic biophysical properties. They have developed a mathematical model that explains the origins and ramifications of this behavior.
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8TH ANNUAL WINTER Q-BIO MEETING - February 18-21, 2020

The BioCircuits Institute is one of the main sponsors of the annual Winter q-bio Meetings on the Hawaiian Islands. These meetings bring together scientists and engineers who are interested in all areas of q-bio. Each year, the meetings rotate on the Hawaiian Islands with a different thematic focus within q-bio. The 1st Winter q-bio Meeting was held February 18-21, 2013 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. The subsequent meetings were held on all other islands including Big Island of Hawaii (2014, 2020), Maui (2015,2018), Oahu (2016), Kauai (2017).

Registration and accommodation information for the next Winter Q-BIO meeting will be available soon at