INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM Oct, 2009

To celebrate the establishment of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences and to welcome the first class of students to the Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology, a one-day symposium was held, featuring outstanding speakers who are world leaders in using integrated approaches to study the grand challenges in the biological sciences.

The symposium also featured a poster session from attendees and IGPPEB students and post-docs.

Speakers

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Howard Berg

“E.Coli Moving in the Limelight”
Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Harvard University

Martin Chalfie

“GFP: The Other Green Revolution”
Department of Biological Sciences,
Columbia University

Dennis Discher

“From Matrix elasticity & Stem Cell Differentiation to a Mass Spec Analysis of the In Situ Foldome”
Department ofChemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering,
University of Pennsylvania

Terrance Hwa

“Understanding Bacterial Growth: Constraints & Consequences”
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Department of Physics, 
University of California, San Diego

Susan Lindquist

“Understanding Bacterial Growth: Constraints & Consequences”
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Department of Physics, 
University of California, San Diego

Alexander van Oudenaarden

“Variability in gene expression underlies partial penetrance in Caenorhabditis elegans”
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniela Rhodes

“Chromatin Higher Order Structure and Regulation of its Compaction”
Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Cambridge University, UK

Michelle Wang

“Chromatin Higher Order Structure and Regulation of its Compaction”
Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Department of Physics,
Cornell University, UK