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 2017-18. See also 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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


      THEORY LUNCH NORMALLY STARTS ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

29 Sep 2017  Kristi Montooth  Mitochondrial-nuclear interactions: using physiology to understand complexity in genetics and evolution
6 Oct 2017  Read Montague  CANCELLED!!!
13 Oct 2017  Steven Frank  Mitochondria and male disease; somatic mosaicism; infective dose
20 Oct 2017  Oskar Hallatschek  The role of jackpot events in the dynamics of evolution
27 Oct 2017  Cédric Feschotte  Mobile DNA as catalyst of genome evolution
3 Nov 2017  Konstantin Khrapko  Evidence for ancient human interbreeding from mitochondrial DNA genomics
10 Nov 2017    VETERAN'S DAY
17 Nov 2017  Joe Thornton  Mechanism and explanation in molecular evolution: reconstructing the history of a transcription factor family
24 Nov 2017    THANKSGIVING
1 Dec 2017  Allon Klein  Differentiation dynamics from high-dimensional single cell snapshots
8 Dec 2017  Geoffrey Schiebinger  Learning developmental landscapes from single-cell gene expression with optimal transport
15 Dec 2017  Ibrahim Cissé  A first-order phase transition underlies protein aggregation in mammalian cells

      WE TAKE A BREAK FROM 22 DEC 2017 - 9 FEB 2018 INCLUSIVE

16 Feb 2018  Ying Lu  How proteins are degraded: from structures to kinetics
23 Feb 2018  Daniel Rothman  Biosphere-geosphere stability and mass extinction
2 Mar 2018  Oliver Hobert  Toward a system level understanding of C. elegans brain development
9 Mar 2018  Jean-Pierre Changeux  Towards a molecular biology of conscious processing?
16 Mar 2018  Stephanie White  Gene network-based approaches to vocal learning
23 Mar 2018  Patricia Wittkopp  CANCELLED!!!
30 Mar 2018    EASTER WEEKEND
6 Apr 2018  Yoav Gilad  What are the big barriers to a complete understanding of gene regulation?
13 Apr 2018  Vincent Hilser  Frustration, allostery and evolution of protein ensembles
20 Apr 2018  Douglas Erwin  Evolutionary novelty, innovation and evolutionary possibility
27 Apr 2018  Sahand Jamal Rahi  Using dynamical stimuli to differentiate network topologies
4 May 2018  Karen Abbott  Ecological stability in a stochastic world
11 May 2018  Steven Orzack  The dynamics and statics of human health and disease: population biology meets medicine
18 May 2018  Nikolai Slavov  Understanding and controlling cell differentiation using single-cell mass-spectrometry
25 May 2018    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
1 June 2018  Peter Sterling  Allostasis, a new principle of physiological regulation, and its implications for human design
8 June 2018    SB DEPARTMENT RETREAT
15 June 2018  Cassandra Extavour  POSTPONED TO 5 April 2019
22 June 2018  Vadim Gladyshev  Mechanisms of aging and longevity
29 June 2018  Katie Bentley  Temporal adaptation of collective cell behaviour and vascular branching structures

      THEORY LUNCH GOES INTO RECESS AFTER 29 JUNE AND RESTARTS IN SEPTEMBER

  Justin Crocker  POSTPONED TO 14 Dec 2018


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