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Seventh Chinese-American Symposium

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

October 22-24, 2004
Irvine, California


 Dynamic Nucleus

Organizers: Suzanne Rutherford and Fang Xiaohong

Chair: Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
The Nucleus of the Brain Cell


Katie Ullman, University of Utah School of Medicine
Remodeling of the Nucleus During Cell Division

Zhang Chuanmao, Peking University

 Emerging Disease

Organizers: Chen Biao and Yixian Zheng

Chair: Wenlin Huang, Zhongshan University


Allan Lau, The University of Hong Kong

Mark Denison, Vanderbilt University
Rewiring the SARS-CoV Genome for Replication Competence, Virulence Attenuation and Genetic Stability

 Genetics of Addiction

Organizers: Daniel Minor and Biao Chen

Chair: Su Guo, University of California, San Francisco
Genetics of Addiction: An Overview


Alfreda Stadlin, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Genes and Addiction

James Bibb, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Neuronal Plasticity and Drug Addiction

 Gravity Waves

Organizers: Jonathan Simon and Liu Xiaowei

Chair: Bruce Allen, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Gravity Waves


Zhu Zhonghong, Beijing Normal University

Teviet Creighton, California Institute of Technology
Gravitational Waves: Listening to the Universe

 Hadean Earth/High Pressure Minerals

Organizers: Whitey Hagadorn and Zhu Maoyan

Chair: Whitey Hagadorn, Amherst College


Zhang Zhongjie, Institute of Geophysics, CAS

Ben Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Molecular Electronics/DNA Computing

Organizers: Fang Xiaohong and Tiffani Williams

Chair: Ling Zang, Southern Illinois University
Molecular Nanoelectronics: Promises and Challenges


Liu Zhongfan, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Peking University
A Chemical Approach to Fabricating Molecular Electronic Devices from THB Memory to Bottom-Up Nanostructuring

Milan N. Stojanovic, Columbia University
Intelligent, Agile and Perceptive DNA Molecules

 Mathematical Molecular Biology/Energy Landscapes

Organizers: Long Mian and Daniel Minor

Chair: Ding Kequan, Science 100 Laboratories, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Mathematical Molecular Biology


She Zhensu, Beijing University
Discrete Versus Continuous Description of Genome

Chao Tang, NEC Research Institute
The Yeast Cell Cycle Network Is Robustly Designed

 Soft Condensed Matter Physics

Organizers: Jane Wang and Zhan Mingsheng

Chair: Ma Yu-qiang, Nanjing University


Weng Yu-xiang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Growth and Form in Biology: Plant Morphology

Michael Brenner, Harvard University
Soft Matter

The Frontiers of Science symposium series is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and supported, in part, with funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the Agouron Institute, and the Ellison Medical Foundation.

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