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UM-ICAM: The Origin of Life Symposium

Friday, April 5, 2013
12:00 AM
340 West Hall 1085 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

 

Speaker:
George Whitesides, Paul Chaikin, Stu Kauffman, Irene A. Chen, Niles Lehman