UM-ICAM: The Origin of Life Symposium


Apr
05
2013

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  • Speaker: George Whitesides, Paul Chaikin, Stu Kauffman, Irene A. Chen, Niles Lehman
  • Host Department: Center for the Study of Complex Systems
  • Date: 04/05/2013
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 340 West Hall 1085 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

  • Origin of Life Poster
  • Description:
    8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Snacks
    9:00 – 9:15 Welcome: Jim Allen
    Opening remarks, TBA
    Morning Session Chair: Robert Deegan
    9:15 – 10:00 Niles Lehman – Portland State University
    Molecular cooperation at the origins of life
    10:00 – 10:15 Discussion
    10:15 – 10:45 Coffee
    10:45 – 11:30 Stuart Kauffman – University of Vermont
    What is life and can we create it?
    11:30 – 11:45 Discussion
    11:45 – 1:00 Lunch and poster viewing
    Afternoon Session Chair: Sharon Glotzer
    1:00 – 1:45 George Whitesides – Harvard University
    Thinking about thinking about the origin of life
    1:45 – 2:00 Discussion
    2:00 – 2:45 Irene A. Chen – University of California, Santa Barbara
    RNA fitness landscapes
    2:45 – 3:00 Discussion
    3:00 – 3:30 Coffee
    3:30 – 4:15 Paul M. Chaikin – New York University
    Artificial Life
    4:15 – 4:45 Closing Discussion
    4:45 Adjourn

     

  • Abstracts of Talks