Tuesday, November 6
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston 02115
Reception to follow

View abstracts here.

9:30 AM | Introductory Remarks

George Q. Daley, Dean of Harvard Medical School
Galit Lahav, Chair of the Department of Systems Biology 


Exploratory mechanisms in biology

Pam Silver (Moderator)

10:05 AM | Kim Cooper (University of California, San Diego)
"What big feet you have!" The complex control of limb skeletal proportion

10:35 AM | Deborah Gordon (Stanford University)
The ecology of collective behavior


11:05 AM | Break

Dynamics of developmental systems

Sean Megason (Moderator)

11:45 AM | Angelike Stathopoulos (California Institute of Technology)
A developmental program truncates long transcripts to temporally regulate cell signaling

12:15 PM | Angela DePace (Harvard Medical School)
Precision and plasticity in animal transcription


12:45 PM | Lunch

How cells and organisms compute

Peter Sorger (Moderator)

1:40 PM | Uri Alon (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Senescent cells and the dynamics of aging

2:10 PM | Lea Goentoro (California Institute of Technology)
Weak linkage in signaling and regeneration

2:40 PM | Daniel Colón-Ramos (Yale University)
Building a brain: systematic examination of the logic of brain connectivity in C. elegans


3:10 PM | Break

Cell state decisions

Allon Klein (Moderator)

3:50 PM | Ben Simons (University of Cambridge)
Competition for fate determinants as a mechanism of stem cell homeostasis

4:20 PM | Johan Paulsson (Harvard Medical School)
Life-changing single-molecule events


Closing remarks
4:50 PM | Marc Kirschner