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Signals, Decisions, and Meaning, in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering
November 14-16, 2003 -- Irvine, CA

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2003 Program and Audio Presentations

Opening Ceremony Distributed Decision Making with Limited Information
Early Sensory Processing Monitoring Temporal and Spatial Sensing in Living Cells
Funding Interdisciplinary Research Evolvability
Communication Awards Presentation and Panel Spontaneous Evolution of Modularity in Evolved and Engineered Systems
Functional Genomics: Getting Beyond Descriptive Studies Information Theory
Feedback Control and the Generation of Oscillatory and Bistable Behavior Stochastic Fluctuations in Biological Signal Processing and Genetics
Temporal Organization in Living Systems


Opening Ceremony

Bruce Alberts
President
National Academy of Sciences
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Wm. A. Wulf
President
National Academy of Engineering
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Harvey Fineberg
President
Institute of Medicine
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Richard N. Foster
Board Member
W.M. Keck Foundation
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Marc Kirschner
Chair
NAKFI Signaling Steering Committee
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Early Sensory Processing

Organizer:
Terrence Sejnowski
Professor and Head of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
The Salk Institute
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Moderator:
Linda Buck
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington
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Network Dynamics and Olfaction
Gilles Laurent
Professor, Department of Biology
California Institute of TechnologyPresentation

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Principles of Image Representation in Visual Cortex
Bruno Olshausen
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
University of California at Davis/Redwood Neuroscience Institute

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Funding Interdisciplinary Research

Organizer/Moderator:
Ellie Ehrenfeld
Chief, Picornavirus Replication Section
National Institutes of Health
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Speakers:
Enriqueta Bond
President
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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John Linehan
Vice President
Whitaker Foundation
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Bruce Hamilton
Division Director, Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
The National Science Foundation
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Communication Awards Presentation and Panel

Moderator:
William Skane
Executive Director, Office of News and Public Information
The National Academies
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Presenter:
Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences

Winner TV/Radio:
Joe Palca
Correspondent
National Public Radio

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Presenter:
Wm. A. Wulf, President, National Academy of Engineering

Winner Newspaper/Magazine:
Andrew Revkin
Science Reporter
The New York Times

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Presenter:
Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine

Winner Books:
Carl Safina
Author
Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival

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Functional Genomics: Getting Beyond Descriptive Studies
Organizer:
John Doyle
Professor, Department of Computer Science
California Institute of Technology
Speaker:
David Botstein
Professor, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University
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Feedback Control and the Generation of Oscillatory and Bistable Behavior

Organizer:
Erin O’Shea
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of California at San Francisco
Moderator:
Jim Ferrell
Professor, School of Medicine
Stanford University
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Speakers:
Regulatory Mechanisms Underlying Cellular Rhythms
Albert Goldbeter
Professor, Unit of Theoretical Chronobiology
University of Brussels, Belgium

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Engineered Gene Circuits - A Closet Reductionist’s Approach to Systems Biology
Jeff Hasty
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of California at San Diego

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Temporal Organization in Living Systems

Organizer:
Claire Tomlin
Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stanford University

 

 

Moderator:
Temporal Organization in Living Cells
John Tyson
University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Department of Biology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

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Speakers:
The Cell Cycle
Fred Cross
Professor, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
The Rockefeller University

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Genetic and Molecular Dissection of Eukaryotic Circadian Systems
Jay C. Dunlap
Chairman, Department of Genetics
Dartmouth Medical School

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