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11th Annual U.S. Symposium

November 11-13, 1999
Irvine, California

Sessions:

 Genomics

Organizer: Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital

Chair: Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital
The Taxonomy of Animal Developmental Control Genes Revealed
by the First Complete Animal Genome Sequence

Speakers:

Eugene Koonin, National Institutes of Health

Steven Friend, Rosetta Inpharmatics
Use of Gene Expression Profiling to Explore Chemical Space

 Snowball Earth

Organizer: Jean Lynch Stieglitz, Columbia University

Chair: Dan Schrag, Harvard University

Speakers:

David Evans, The University of Western Australia
A Proterozoic Paleoclimatic Paradox Persists

Doug Erwin, Smithsonian Institution
Evolutionary Implications of a Snowball Earth

 Random Matrices/Sphere Packing

Organizer: Mary Pugh, University of Pennsylvania

Chair: Mary Pugh, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:

Peter Sarnak, Princeton University
Random Matrices

Tom Hales, University of Michigan
Sphere Packing

 Life in Extreme Environments: Hydrothermal Vents

Organizer: Nipam Patel, University of Chicago

Chair: Robert A. Zierenberg, University of California - Davis

Speakers:

Alissa J. Arp, San Francisco State University
Life in Hydrothermal Vents: Detoxification Strategies of Invertebrates Living with Sulfide

Mike Adams, The University of Georgia
Microbial Diversity Near 100°C in Marine Environments

 Einstein's Biggest Blunder

Organizers: Tereasa Brainerd, Boston University and Philip Phillips, University of Illinois

Chair: Lawrence Krauss, Case Western Reserve University
Life, the Universe, and Nothing: The Case for a Cosmological C stant

Speakers:

Saul Perlmutter, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/University of California
Supernovae, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe

Martin White, Harvard University
The Cosmic Rosetta Stone

 Combinatorial Chemistry in Materials and Catalysis

Organizer: John Hartwig, Yale University

Chair: John Hartwig, Yale University

Speakers:

Marc L. Snapper, Boston College
The Discovery of New Transformations Using Combinatorial Strategies

Peter Schultz, The Scripps Research Institute

 Cell Death/Polyglutamine Disease

Organizer: Edward Koo, University of California, San Diego

Chair: Henry Paulson, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Speakers:

Kevin Roth, Washington University School of Medicine
Molecular Regulation of Neuronal Cell Death

Nancy Bonini, University of Pennsylvania
Finding New Ways to Prevent Neurodegenerative Disease

 Does the Granular Matter?

Organizer: Philip Phillips, University of Illinois

Chair: Heinrich Jaeger, University of Chicago

Speakers:

Paul Umbanhowar, Northwestern University
Oscillons

Troy Shinbrot, Rutgers University
Reverse Buoyancy in Sand

 

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