2017 Conference on Theory & Biology

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Friday, April 7th, 2017

Simons Foundation
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, 2nd Floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

Participation is by invitation only.

The Simons Foundation held its fourth annual all-day Conference on Theory and Biology.

  • Agendaplus--large
    Friday, April 7th
    8:15 – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Check-in
    9:00 – 9:10 AM Welcome
    9:10 – 9:50 AM Simon Levin, Princeton University
    Collective phenomena, collective motion, and scaling in ecological systems
    9:50 – 10:20 AM Kalin Vetsigian, University of Wisconsin
    Assembly and eco-evolutionary dynamics of communities of antibiotic producing bacteria
    10:20 – 11:00 AM Break
    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM James O’Dwyer, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    Coarse-graining in Ecology: scaling from small-scale mechanism to large-scale patterns
    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Olga Zhaxybayeva, Dartmouth College
    On Puzzling Relationship between a Bacterium and its Virus
    12:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch and Posters
    2:00 – 2:30 PM Andrew Mugler, Purdue University
    Collective sensing by communicating cells
    2:30 – 3:00 PM Sam Brown, Georgia Tech
    Collective decision-making in bacteria
    3:00 – 3:30 PM Break
    3:30 – 4:00 PM Vijay Balasubramanian, University of Pennsylvania
    Adaptive molecular sensing in the olfactory and immune systems
    4:00 – 4:40 PM Elena Litchman and Chris Klausmeier,
    Michigan State University
    Trait-based approaches to community ecology and evolution
    4:40 – 5:10 PM Jane Kondev, Brandeis University
    Building a Proportional Cell: Lessons from Physics
    5:10 PM Reception
  • Speakersplus--large
    Simon Levin Princeton University
    Kailin Vetsigian University of Wisconsin
    James O’Dwyer University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    Olga Zhaxybayeva Dartmouth College
    Andrew Mugler Purdue University
    Vijay Balasubramanian University of Pennsylvania 
    Elena Lichtman Michigan State University
    Chris Klausmeier Michigan State University
    Jane Kondev Brandeis University
  • Contactsplus--large

    Travel Assistance
    Elise Volpe, Protravel International
    Simons.Foundation@protravelinc.com
    (516) 465-1006

    Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
    Emily Klein
    MPS Program Associate, Simons Foundation
    eklein@simonsfoundation.org
    (646) 751-1262

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