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The Joshua Lederberg - John von Neumann Symposium:
Towards Quantitative Biology
Hosted by:The Rockefeller University and The Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Carson Family Auditorium, The Rockefeller University

Registering for the Symposium

If you would like to attend the Symposium, please register through our online registration. If you will be traveling from the Institute for Advanced Study and will require transportation in either or both directions, be sure to sign up for a bus seat (see Transportation and Parking, below). The deadline for registration is October 7, 2013.

The Program

7:30 a.m. Shuttle departs Institute for Advanced Study for transportation to The Rockefeller University
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast, CRC Lower Level
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Is Life Analog or Digital?
Freeman J. Dyson
School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Coffee and Tea Break
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Shape of Bird Beaks
Michael P. Brenner
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Abby Dining Room
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Universality and Scaling in Biological Fluctuations
Naama Brenner
Department of Chemical Engineering, The Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering, Laboratory of Network Biology
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Genome Folding Problem
Leonid Mirny
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Coffee and Tea Break, CRC Lower Level
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. On Growth and Form: Problems and Prospects
L. Mahadevan
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Physics
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, Faculty Club
6:30 p.m. Shuttle departs The Rockefeller University for the Institute for Advanced Study

Transportation and Parking

Round-trip bus transportation will be provided between the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and The Rockefeller University (RU). Departure times are 7:30 a.m. from the IAS and 6:30 p.m. from RU.

The University is unable to provide parking for Symposium participants. For those who prefer to drive, we recommend the following nearby parking garages:

Central Parking
450 East 63rd Street (Entrance on 63rd Street between York Ave. and 1st Ave.)

GGMC Parking
1175-1185 York Ave. (Entrance on 63rd Street between York Ave. and 1st Ave.)