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

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, theory lunch has transmogrified into theory zoom until further notice.
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, if possible, to help the speaker feel more connected to the audience, and your audio muted.
Questions may be asked at any time but if your video is off, please make yourself visible when you ask them.
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 2021-22

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


      THEORY LUNCH USUALLY STARTS ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

1 Oct 2021  Jonathan Chubb  Cell decision making in complex signalling environments
8 Oct 2021  Alison Sweeney  Optimum solar resource utilization in giant clams
15 Oct 2021  Shelley Copley  Hidden resources in bacterial proteomes fuel metabolic innovation
22 Oct 2021  Brandon Ogbunu  Protein space in context: from evolvability to drug(g)ability and beyond
5 Nov 2021  Boris Gutkin  Integrating physiology and behaviour through homeostatically-regulated reinforcement learning
12 Nov 2021  Kimberly Reynolds  Mapping the sequence determinants of protein function and regulation
19 Nov 2021  Zaneta Thayer  Developmental plasticity and health
26 Nov 2021    THANKSGIVING
3 Dec 2021  Josie Clowney  Why (and how) is there sexual dimorphism?
10 Dec 2021  Audrey Dussutour  Problem solving in acellular slime molds

      WE TAKE A BREAK FROM 17 DEC 2021 - 4 FEB 2022 INCLUSIVE

11 Feb 2022  Elizabeth Read  Top-down and bottom-up models of the DNA methylation landscape
18 Feb 2022  Sheila Jasanoff  Title to be announced
25 Feb 2022  Mustafa Aydogan  Autonomous clocks: cellular design, mechanism and function
4 Mar 2022  Rohit Pappu  Theory of associative polymers and its relevance to intracellular phase transitions
11 Mar 2022  James Briscoe & Meritxell Sáez  Dynamical landscapes of cell fate decisions
18 Mar 2022  Bluma Lesch  Epigenetics across generations: memory and evolution
25 Mar 2022  Leonie Ringrose  Randomness and precision: using experiment and theory to understand epigenetic regulation by Polycomb and Trithorax
8 Apr 2022  Leor Weinberger  Discovery of a cellular mechanism regulating transcriptional noise
15 Apr 2022    EASTER WEEKEND
22 Apr 2022  Julia Zeitlinger  The inverted learning paradigm of decoding genome information
29 Apr 2022  Mohammed AlQuraishi  Protein structure prediction, and biology, after Google DeepMind's AlphaFold2
6 May 2022  Michael Lässig  How does molecular complexity evolve?
13 May 2022  Simon Garnier  Principles of collective intelligence in biological systems
20 May 2022  Irene Salinas  Evolutionary immunology, a mucosal perspective
27 May 2022    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
3 June 2022    SB DEPARTMENT RETREAT
10 June 2022  Mary Mullins  Title to be announced
17 June 2022  Tatyana Sharpee  Hyperbolic geometry of neural responses and natural stimuli

      THEORY LUNCH GOES INTO RECESS AFTER 24 JUNE 2022 AND RESTARTS IN SEPTEMBER


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