Registration is now open for COMBINE 2015 which will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from October 12 to 16:
In addition to the presentations on various COMBINE standards such as SBOL, there will be breakout sessions every afternoon to discuss future directions for SBOL. Therefore, we would like to have a good representation from our community present.
Please complete the registration as soon as possible and certainly before October 1st, so we have an accurate head count for the catering. While there is a registration fee of US$250 to cover breaks, lunches, and a banquet, we have received funds from NSF to cover the registration fees for students, postdoctoral researchers, other junior researchers, as well as, participants from underrepresented groups working on systems and synthetic biology standards. We have also received funds from NSF to provide partial travel support and lodging (based on double occupancy) for US-based students, postdoctoral scholars, and participants from underrepresented groups. If you are eligible for either of these awards, please fill out the application for these funds before registering. Funds will be distributed as applications are received until exhausted, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
For those that do not fit in the categories listed above and need help with expenses, we may have some limited funds to support some SBOL participant expenses. You may fill out the same application, but please note in the Statement of Participation that you want to be considered for these funds instead.
I would also like to point out that lodging is available at US$109 per night at the University of Utah Guest House. Our room block is limited in size, and it expires on September 14th, so please book your rooms as soon as possible.
Finally, abstract submission is also now open. To be considered for a presentation slot, you must submit your abstract before September 1st.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Salt Lake City in October.