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 2016-17 and 2017-18

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


      THEORY LUNCH NORMALLY STARTS ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

30 Sep 2016  Scott Gilbert  We are all lichens: the systems biology of holobionts
7 Oct 2016  Frank Doyle  Biological control and controlling biology
14 Oct 2016  Melina Hale  Mechanosensation by deformable biological structures and its role in behavior
21 Oct 2016  Clifford Brangwynne  Measuring the intracellular dew point: phase transitions in cells
4 Nov 2016  Gregory Radick  Biology without Mendelism?
11 Nov 2016    VETERAN'S DAY
18 Nov 2016  Domitilla del Vecchio  A blueprint for a synthetic genetic feedback controller to reprogram cell fate
25 Nov 2016    THANKSGIVING
2 Dec 2016  Martha Bulyk  Genetic variation in human transcription factors
9 Dec 2016  Nicolas Buchler  Evolutionary dynamics of an epigenetic switch in a fluctuating environment

      WE TAKE A BREAK FROM 16 DEC 2016 - 10 FEB 2017 INCLUSIVE

17 Feb 2017  Nikta Fakhri  Spectral decomposition of entropy production in living systems
24 Feb 2017  Michael Lachmann  Function in an abiotic world
3 Mar 2017  Michael Savageau  A phenotype-centric modeling strategy for elucidating biological design principles
10 Mar 2017  Debashish Chowdhury  Stochastic mechano-chemical kinetics of translation: translocation and missense error
17 Mar 2017  Claude Desplan  Generation of neuronal diversity through temporal and spatial patterning
24 Mar 2017  Sarah Teichmann & Aviv Regev  Towards a Human Cell Atlas
31 Mar 2017  Nate Sawtell  Neural circuit mechanisms for predicting sensory consequences of behavior
7 Apr 2017  Marian Walhout  Metabolic and regulatory networks
14 Apr 2017    EASTER
21 Apr 2017  David Nelson  Localisation in biological networks
28 Apr 2017  Eileen Jaffe  Morpheeins, the transformers of allostery
5 May 2017  Eugene Koonin  Evolutionary principles and concepts in the postgenomic era
12 May 2017  Jan Drugowitsch  Title to be announced
19 May 2017  Elliott Sober  Title to be announced
26 May 2017    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
2 June 2017  Peter Sterling  Allostasis: human design, society and healing
9 June 2017    SB DEPARTMENT RETREAT
16 June 2017  Marianne Bronner  Neural crest development and evolution
23 June 2017  Markus Basan  Tradeoffs between growth and adaptability in microorganisms
30 June 2017  Jörg Stelling  Scaling laws and regression on phylogenetic trees

      THEORY LUNCH GOES INTO RECESS AFTER 30 JUNE AND RESTARTS IN SEPTEMBER


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