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Third Chinese-American Symposium

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

October 20-22, 2000
Irvine, California


 Formation of Planetary Systems

Organizers: Matthias Steinmetz and Wang En-ge

Chair: Andrea Ghez, University of California, Los Angeles


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


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


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

M. Kathryn Barton, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Organizers: Vijay Pande and Wang En-ge

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


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


Long Gui Lu, Tsinghua University

 Stem Cell Research

Organizers: Hong Wu and Jiarui Wu

Chair: Hong Wu, University of California, Los Angeles


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


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


Frank Pazzaglia, Lehigh University

Xiong Xiong, Wuhan Institute of Tectonics, CAS

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