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Third Chinese-American Symposium

Chinese Academy of Sciences - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

October 20-22, 2000
Irvine, California

Sessions:

 Formation of Planetary Systems

Organizers: Matthias Steinmetz and Wang En-ge

Chair: Andrea Ghez, University of California, Los Angeles

Speakers:

Ji Yang, Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS
Star Formation: From Interstellar Medium to Protoplanetary Systems

David Koerner, University of Pennsylvania
Observations of Protoplanetary Disks

 Mechanism of Pain

Organizers: Yishi Jin and Jiarui Wu

Chair: Michael Gold, University of Maryland

Speakers:

Xu Zhang, Institute of Neuroscience, SIBS
The Mechanism of Reduced Morphine Efficacy in Chronic Pain Following Peripheral Nerve Injury

Cheryl L. Stucky, Medical College of Wisconsin
Cellular Physiology of Two Nociceptors

 Mechanisms of Plant Development

Organizers: Jiarui Wu and Tian Xu

Chair: Philip Benfey, New York University

Speakers:

Jiayang Li, Institute of Genetics, CAS
A New Type of Programmed Cell Death in Plants

M. Kathryn Barton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Nanoscience

Organizers: Vijay Pande and Wang En-ge

Chair: Lu Li, Institute of Physics & Condensed Matter Physics Center, CAS

Speaker:

Hou Jianguo, University of Science and Technology of China, CAS
Physics and Chemistry with Single Molecules: Experiment and Theory

 Quantum Computing

Organizers: Fengshan Bai and Vijay Pande

Chair: Li Shu Sheng, Institute of Semiconductor, CAS

Speaker:

Long Gui Lu, Tsinghua University

 Stem Cell Research

Organizers: Hong Wu and Jiarui Wu

Chair: Hong Wu, University of California, Los Angeles

Speakers:

Xuetao Pei, Military Medical Academy
Engineering of Stem Cells : The New Generation of Cellular Therapeutics

Nobuko Uchida, Stemcell Inc.

 Supramolecular Chemistry

Organizers: SonBinh Nguyen and Wang Chen

Chair: Douglas Gin, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:

Xi Zhang, Jilin University
Supramolecular Chemistry at Interface: Nano-Patterning via Molecular Self-Assembly

Joseph Hupp, Northwestern University
Functional Supramolecular Chemistry: Mesoporous Materials, Universal Chemosensors, and Artificial Enzymes

 Tectonics and Topography

Organizers: Ellen Wohl and Zhang Zhibin

Chair: Dorothy Merritts, Franklin and Marshall College

Speakers:

Frank Pazzaglia, Lehigh University

Xiong Xiong, Wuhan Institute of Tectonics, CAS

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