Caltech Workshop on Self-Replicating Chemical Systems

California Institute of Technology
Center for Biological Circuit Design
Rock Auditorium, Broad Center for Biological Sciences
Pasadena, California

August 27 - 28, 2007


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A block of rooms at the Pasadena Sheraton has been reserved for Caltech Workshop on Self-Replicating Chemical Systems at the special rate of $139 per night (double or single). Please make your reservations no later than August 12, 2007. The Sheraton Hotel will have a complimentary shuttle to and from the Workshop location.

Pasadena Sheraton
303 East Cordova St., Pasadena, CA
(626) 449-4000

Another possibility:

Saga Motor Hotel
1635 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone (626) 795-0431
The Saga is a budget hotel within walking distance (about one mile) of campus. When you call, tell them you are attending a conference at Caltech and you would like the Caltech Rate, which is $71USD single occupancy.

directions / maps

Driving directions from LAX and Bob Hope (Burbank) airports

Local Maps

Campus Map


Please buy a parking permit - available in most campus lots and structures via machine. Park only in spaces that do not have a marked name on the cement slab at the head of the parking space (a slab with just a number is OK). Most parking on the streets surrounding Caltech is for two hours only (enforced!), so we recommend you find a day-long spot in any of the campus parking lots.

Parking Map (pdf)



We have a limited number of travel grants for students and postdoctoral scholars interested in presenting posters. These will be awarded on a competitive basis. If you would like to apply for one of these, please send your one-page poster abstract, and contact information directly to Please include names and emails of all collaborators on the work, clearly indicating the presenter who will attend the workshop. Earlier applications will be given precendence.



To help you at lunch time, we recommend the following on campus spots:

Cafe at Broad
Just east of the Broad building toward the north end, cash only.

Student, staff, faculty dining hall, cash only.

Off campus, walking west along Del Mar will lead you to many spots along Lake Avenue (Baja Fresh, Corner Bakery, etc.)