A Short Course in

Systems Biology - Foundations


Now accepting applications for the 2023 course!


Course Fees

Once you are admitted to the course, we will send you the payment information. Depending on your selection of either the Full Course or the Online Course Only, participant costs are as follows:

Full Course:

US Citizens and Permanent Residents

    1. A  registration fee of $600 will be charged to cover meals-on-site, which includes a continental breakfast, most lunches, up to two dinners, and one Saturday evening dinner event.
    2. Participants will be reimbursed for travel (air, rail, ground transportation) based on their location of origin.
    • Participants coming from Southern California (other than Orange County) will be reimbursed up to $250
    • Participants coming from the U.S. West Coast or Arizona will be reimbursed up to $500
    • Participants coming from all other locations will be reimbursed up to $900. 
    1. Participants will be reimbursed approximately $75 per day to defray costs of lodging and meals not provided during course time (receipts will be required).  More funds may be available depending upon the number of participants and the costs they incur.

Non-US Citizens or International Applicants:

Per NIH policy, applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents are not eligible for reimbursement of costs associated with travel or subsistence.  In addition, the registration fee for such applicants will be $2,500, to cover the costs of course materials, supplies, and faculty effort.  Part of this fee ($600) will be collected as a deposit once the applicant is accepted to the course, and the remaining  $1,900 will be collected prior to the start of the course.

Applicants are responsible for arranging appropriate travel visas in a timely manner.


Online Course Only:

A processing fee of $50 will be charged for all admitted participants.



Fellowships are available for disabled or under-represented minority applicants to cover up to 75% of the registration fee, as well as any unreimbursed portion of travel or subsistence costs.


UCI is most easily reached by air from Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA).  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about an hour’s drive. The nearest rail stop is Irvine Station (Amtrak, Metrolink).

Course Location

Natural Sciences I, Room 1114
(Building 517 on the Campus Map)


Parking is available in lot 16 and 16H.  Please see the campus parking map for more information including location of pay-to-park kiosks.


A number of low-cost hotels are available in the area that provides shuttle service to UCI.  These include:

Travelodge OC Airport/Costa Mesa

Ayres Hotel

We will assist participants in finding appropriate hotels and in arranging to share rooms with other meeting participants.  Individuals are welcome to choose other locations, e.g. through rental services such as Airbnb.