September 11, 2013: Quantitative Biology: Frontier at the Interface of the Physical and Life Sciences

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About Simons Foundation Lectures

Simons Foundation Lectures are free public colloquia related to basic science and mathematics. These high-level talks are intended for professors, students, postdocs and business professionals, but interested people from the metropolitan area are welcome as well.

September 11, 2013

The 21st century holds promise for designed manipulation of biological organisms for engineering, and for informed personalized medical intervention. A prerequisite for realizing these dreams is a quantitative, predictive understanding of living systems, which in turn requires a new type of science that combines biological expertise with novel methodologies and theoretical abstraction. In this talk, Terry Hwa will explore the opportunities that exist at this new frontier using several examples at the molecular, cellular and population levels.


Terry Hwa, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego


Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, Simons Foundation
160 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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