2018 Conference on Theory & Biology

Date & Time

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 MuruganInternal Models of the External World
M. Lisa ManningSoft Yet Sharp Interfaces In Biological Tissues
Aryeh WarmflashStudying Self-Organized Pattern Formation with Stem Cells
Daniel WeissmanClones, Sex, and Hitchhiking in Space
Sam BrownCollective Bacterial Decision-Making: Mechanism, Functions and Infection Context
Surya GanguliEmergent Elasticity in the Neural Code for Space
Terry HwaDimension Reduction by Bacteria
Boris ShraimanLittle 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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