Systems Biology Theory Lunch

"Chalk" talks (whiteboard only, no slideware) on conceptual issues in biological systems. Open to all.
To join the mailing list or for more information, contact jeremy (at) hms.harvard.edu

Schedule of talks for 2019-20 (2020-21)

HMS, Warren Alpert Building, Room 563, 12-2pm, on most fridays during term


      THEORY LUNCH STARTS ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER, 27 SEP 2019

27 Sep 2019  Torbjörn Lundh  Why don't circular wounds heal and a few other bloody problems
4 Oct 2019  Lea Goentoro  Why are jellyfish round?
11 Oct 2019  Gina Turrigiano  Self-tuning neurons and firing rate homeostasis
18 Oct 2019  Daniel Milo  Embracing neutrality and Nature's safety net
25 Oct 2019  Jon Bloom  Learning in real brains and artificial neural networks
1 Nov 2019  Caroline Uhler  Genomes and AI — from packing to regulation
8 Nov 2019    SB DEPARTMENT EVENT
15 Nov 2019  Meromit Singer  CANCELLED!!!
22 Nov 2019  John Costello  Primitive and modern swimmers achieve high maneuverability through similar turning mechanisms
29 Nov 2019    THANKSGIVING
6 Dec 2019  Eva Jablonka  Learning, memory mechanisms and the evolutionary transition to consciousness
13 Dec 2019  Daniel Promislow  Integrating theories of aging across 10 orders of magnitude

      WE TAKE A BREAK FROM 20 DEC 2019 - 14 FEB 2020 INCLUSIVE

21 Feb 2020  Jianping Fu  Building synthetic human embryo-like entities
28 Feb 2020    SB DEPARTMENT EVENT
6 Mar 2020  Aleksandra Nita-Lazar  Protein signaling networks in macrophages
13 Mar 2020  Daniel Forger  Design principles of circadian clocks
20 Mar 2020  Karl Niklas  The evolution of cell polarity, symmetry, multicellularity and cancer (+ 23 March @Arnold Arboretum)
27 Mar 2020  Mike Levin  Bioelectric pattern memories: a new kind of epigenetics in development and regeneration
3 Apr 2020  Sahand Hormoz  Title to be announced
10 Apr 2020    EASTER WEEKEND
17 Apr 2020  Hashim Al-Hashimi  Dynamic ensembles of biological molecules: a conceptual basis for predicting cellular behavior from its component parts
24 Apr 2020  Geeta Narlikar  Conceptualizing phase-separation mechanisms in the context of chromatin
1 May 2020  Jianhua Xing  Studying cell phenotypic transition dynamics from a chemical physics perspective
8 May 2020  Julie Forman-Kay  Disordered proteins, phase separation and disease
15 May 2020  Catherine Marler  Social and physical context: it matters for behavior, hormones and the brain
22 May 2020    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
29 May 2020  Jessica Feldman  Title to be announced
5 June 2020    SB DEPARTMENT RETREAT
19 June 2020  Catherine Bliss  A new eugenics? Sociogenomics' promise and peril
26 June 2020  Judith Mandl  Challenges for immune cells in navigating different tissue microarchitectures

      THEORY LUNCH GOES INTO RECESS AFTER 26 JUNE 2020 AND RESTARTS IN SEPTEMBER


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