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 2018-19. See also 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

28 Sep 2018  Galit Lahav  Keeping up with moving targets in cells and science
5 Oct 2018  Nicholas Pyenson  When and how does history matter in the marine realm? Ecology versus phylogeny
12 Oct 2018  Daniel Fisher  Evolution and ecology in high dimensions
19 Oct 2018  Srividya Iyer-Biswas  Emergent simplicity in stochastic individual-cell dynamics
26 Oct 2018  Jennifer Marshall Graves  Sex chromosome evolution and turnover and the future of men
2 Nov 2018    SYSTEMS BIOLOGY PhD PROGRAMME RETREAT
9 Nov 2018  Elizabeth Tran  Dynamic regulation of gene expression by long non-coding RNAs
16 Nov 2018  Neil Gemmell  'Mother's curse' – mtDNA mutations and their asymmetric fitness effects
23 Nov 2018    THANKSGIVING
30 Nov 2018  Antony Dean  POSTPONED !!!
7 Dec 2018  Nina Fefferman  The evolution of social complexity as multiscale feedback control on networks
14 Dec 2018  Justin Crocker  Decoding evolution and development: from gene regulatory structure to function

      WE TAKE A BREAK FROM 21 DEC 2018 - 8 FEB 2019 INCLUSIVE

15 Feb 2019  Paul Turner  Virus evolvability and the consequences for antibacterial phage therapy
22 Feb 2019  John Dabiri  Using ideas from fluid dynamics to cluster biological data
1 Mar 2019  David Sivak  Design principles of molecular machines: efficient control and functional coupling
8 Mar 2019  Dervis Can Vural  The rise and fall of evolutionary sand castles
15 Mar 2019  Daniel Jarosz  Remembering the past: a new form of protein-based inheritance
22 Mar 2019  Nitin Phadnis  Genetic conflicts and the origins of species
29 Mar 2019  Ran Kafri  How can signal transduction communicate quantities and values? Sensors and dials of cell size homeostasis.
5 Apr 2019  Cassandra Extavour  Can we use insect egg morphology to predict nuclear behavior during early insect development?
12 Apr 2019  Smita Krishnaswamy  Manifold learning for gaining insight into cellular state spaces under complex experimental conditions
19 Apr 2019    EASTER WEEKEND
26 Apr 2019  William Hanage  Bacteria and their accessory genomes - or Why do we see these Mr Potato Heads and not others?
3 May 2019  Katie Pollard  Massively parallel dissection of gene regulatory enhancers
10 May 2019  Casey Dunn  Animal diversity and the Hubble deep field
17 May 2019  Suzanne O'Regan  Theory of early warning indicators of critical transitions in ecological systems
24 May 2019    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
31 May 2019  Mike Springer  How and why cells decouple whether and how strongly to express a gene
7 June 2019    SB DEPARTMENT RETREAT (David Stern's talk will be rescheduled)
14 June 2019  Yvonne Chen  Engineering smarter and stronger T cells for cancer immunotherapy
21 June 2019  Peter Zandstra  Making blood
28 June 2019  Rafael Yuste  Neuronal ensembles: emergent units of cortical function?

      THEORY LUNCH GOES INTO RECESS AFTER 28 JUNE 2019 AND RESTARTS IN SEPTEMBER


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