Signaling Across Scales: Life Sciences to Social Systems (Tue, 11 Mar 2014)


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  • Host Department: Center for the Study of Complex Systems
  • Date: 03/11/2014
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (4th floor)

  • Description:

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    Conference Schedule

    8:30-9:00 am Registration & Coffee
    9:00-9:10 am Welcome & Introduction
    (Charlie Doering and Denise Kirschner)
    9:10-10:00 am In Vivo Systems Analysis: Intra-Cellular, Inter-Cellular, and Multi-Cellular
    Douglas Lauffenburger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    10:10-10:40 am Integrating Signaling Networks to Optimize Drug Treatment in Cancer
    Santiago Schnell, University of Michigan
    10:40-11:30 am Excitable and Oscillatory Behavior in Directed Cell Migration
    Pablo Iglesias, The Johns Hopkins University
    11:40-1:00 pm Lunch
    1:10-1:40 pm Neuromodulation of Neuronal Networks: Acetylcholine and Synaptic Renormalization
    Victoria Booth, University of Michigan
    1:40-2:30 pm Selection as a Signal: Information from Time Past
    David Krakauer, University of Wisconsin
    2:40-3:10 pm Modeling Dynamic Interactions between Behavior, Networks and Disease Transmission
    Marisa Eisenberg, University of Michigan
    3:10-4:00 pm Value of Signals and Shanon Information
    Michael Lachmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
    4:10-4:30 pm Summary & Discussion
    (Charlie, Denise, and/or Gary)
    4:00-6:00 pm Poster Session & Reception


    • Victoria Booth, Associate Professor of Mathematics (LSA) and Anesthesiology (Medical School), University of Michigan
    • Marisa Eisenberg, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (School of Public Health) and Mathematics (LSA), University of Michigan
    • Pablo Iglesias, Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director, Cellular Signaling Control Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University
    • David Krakauer, Professor of Genetics and Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin
    • Michael Lachmann, Research Staff Member, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
    • Douglas Lauffenburger, Professor of Biology, Biological Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Santiago Schnell, Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology (Medical Schoo), University of Michigan