It is our great pleasure to invite you to the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) Symposium "High-Dimensional data for the design principles of life", which will be held at the RIKEN Osaka Campus, from Monday, August 24 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

QBiC was established in April 2011 to study the complex spatiotemporal relationships within living systems using an assortment of innovative measuring, analyzing, and modeling technologies. As part of that mission, QBiC will inaugurate a series of annual symposia in August 2015 to facilitate the exchange of findings in related research fields.

The first symposium in the series focuses on the theme of "High-Dimensional data for the design principles of life". In this symposium, we plan to discuss experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to understanding biological systems using high-dimensional data. Recent advances in technologies provide huge amounts of quantitative data, and one major challenge is to extract the essential (macroscopic) variables from such high-dimensional data to describe the dynamic behavior of systems, including development, adaptation, and evolution.

For this purpose, closer communication between researchers in experimental, theoretical and bioinformatics fields is necessary. The major aim of this symposium is to provide a platform for exchanging ideas among leading scientists from a variety of fields and to promote future collaborations.

The program will include both oral presentations and poster sessions. We look forward to your participation.


Toshio Yanagida, Ph. D.

RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC)