"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.
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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
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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