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

Because of COVID19 pandemic restrictions, Theory Lunch cannot be held in its usual format.
We will be holding talks remotely on Zoom. To receive zoom details, you need to be on the theory lunch mailing list.
Please send an e-mail to jeremy (at) hms.harvard.edu to join the list.

Information for zoom participants.
Please join zoom under your own name, so that we know who is there and who is asking a question.
Please keep your video on, to help the speaker feel more connected to the audience.
The talk will start at 12.30pm US Eastern Time. Zoom will be open from 12 noon; feel free to join after that time.
Why not bring some lunch, talk to other participants and keep the spirit of the old Theory Lunch alive?

Zoom recordings, if available, are accessible through abstracts

Schedule of talks for 2020-21

12.30-2pm (US Eastern Time), on most fridays during term


      THEORY LUNCH STARTS ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER, 25 SEP 2020

9 Oct 2020  Ellen Rothenberg  Transcriptional regulatory networks vs. epigenetic constraints
16 Oct 2020  John Tyson  Some reflections on the emergence of molecular systems biology
23 Oct 2020  Aleksandra Nita-Lazar  Protein signaling networks in macrophages
30 Oct 2020  Jianhua Xing  Studying cell phenotypic transition dynamics from a chemical physics perspective
6 Nov 2020  Meromit Singer  Computational immunology: a single (T) cell perspective
13 Nov 2020  Uri Alon  CANCELLED!! TO BE RESCHEDULED.
20 Nov 2020  Julie Forman-Kay  Disordered proteins, phase separation and disease
27 Nov 2020    THANKSGIVING
4 Dec 2020  Hashim Al-Hashimi  Dynamic ensembles of biological molecules: a conceptual basis for predicting cellular behavior from its component parts
11 Dec 2020  Daniel Forger  Principles of molecular circadian timekeeping across species

      WE TAKE A BREAK FROM 18 DEC 2020 - 12 FEB 2021 INCLUSIVE

19 Feb 2021  Catherine Marler  Social and physical context: it matters for behavior, hormones and the brain
26 Feb 2021  Cecilia Heyes  Cultural evolution
5 Mar 2021  Edward Hall  Treating "cause" as a scientific concept
12 Mar 2021  Mike Levin  Bioelectric pattern memories: a new kind of epigenetics in development and regeneration
19 Mar 2021  Jessica Feldman  Title to be announced
26 Mar 2021  Hao Yuan Kueh  Understanding timing in development
2 Apr 2021    EASTER WEEKEND
9 Apr 2021  Trisha Wittkopp  Effects of mutation and selection on the evolution of gene expression
16 Apr 2021  Leor Weinberger  Title to be announced
30 Apr 2021  Geeta Narlikar  Conceptualizing phase-separation mechanisms in the context of chromatin
7 May 2021  Joanna Wysocka  Title to be announced
28 May 2021    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
11 June 2021  Catherine Bliss  A new eugenics? Thinking sociologically about where postgenomic science is headed

      THEORY LUNCH GOES INTO RECESS AFTER 25 JUNE 2021 AND RESTARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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