2018 Conference on Theory & Biology

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

Shashi Thutupalli (NCBS) Self-Organized Structures of Active Matter via Controlled Phase Separation
Arvind Murugan Internal Models of the External World
M. Lisa Manning Soft Yet Sharp Interfaces In Biological Tissues
Aryeh Warmflash Studying Self-Organized Pattern Formation with Stem Cells
Daniel Weissman Clones, Sex, and Hitchhiking in Space
Sam Brown Collective Bacterial Decision-Making: Mechanism, Functions and Infection Context
Surya Ganguli Emergent Elasticity in the Neural Code for Space
Terry Hwa Dimension Reduction by Bacteria
Boris Shraiman Little Steps Towards Big(ger) Questions in Physics of Living Matter
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    Friday, April 13th

    8:15-9:00 AMCheck-in and breakfast
    9:00 - 9:10 AMWelcome
    9:10 -9:40 AM Shashi Thutupalli (NCBS), Self-organized structures of active matter via controlled phase separation
    9:40 - 10:10 AMArvind Murugan (Chicago), Internal models of the external world
    10:10-10:40 AMBreak
    10:40 - 11:10 AMM. Lisa Manning (Syracuse), Soft yet sharp interfaces in biological tissues
    11:10 - 11:40 AMAryeh Warmflash (Rice), Studying self-organized pattern formation with stem cells
    11:40 AM- 1:40 PMLunch and Posters
    1:40 - 2:10 PMDaniel Weissman (Emory), Clones, Sex, and Hitchhiking in Space
    2:10 - 2:40 PM Sam Brown (Georgia Tech), Collective bacterial decision-making: Mechanism, functions and infection context
    2:40 - 3:10 PMBreak
    3:10 - 3:40 PMSurya Ganguli (Stanford), Emergent Elasticity in the Neural Code for Space
    3:40 - 4:10 PMTerry Hwa (San Diego), Dimension Reduction by Bacteria
    4:10-4:20 PMBreak
    4:20 -5:00 PM Boris Shraiman (UCSB), Big(ger) Questions in Physics of Living Matter
    5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception
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