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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
12:00 AM
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (4th floor)

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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