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11th German-American Symposium

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

June 3-5, 2005
Irvine, California


 Complex Networks

Organizers: Thomas Martinetz and Ronald Parr

Complex Networks from the Genome to the Internet
Stefan Bornholdt, University of Bremen
Information Dynamics in an Networked World
Lada Adamic, HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA
Universal Patterns in the Dynamics and Structure of Complex Systems
Luís António Nunes Amaral, Northwestern University

 Endosymbiosis: Its Impact on the Evolution of Life

Organizers: Jörg Gromoll and Jessica Kissinger


Endosymbiosis: Its Impact on the Evolution of Life
Charles F. Delwiche, University of Maryland - College Park
Hydrogenosomes - Impact of an Anaerobic Relative of Mitochondria on the Endosymbiont Hypothesis
Katrin Henze, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Characterizaion of a Potential Eukaryote to Eukaryote Horizontal Gene Transfer
Steve Massey, University of South Florida

 Objects and Attention

Organizers: Martin Korte and Valerie Kuhlmeier


Brian Scholl, Yale University
Attention Modulation of Visual Motion Processing: Space, Features and Objects
Stefan Treue, German Primate Center
Continuity in Representation and Computation: Object Representations in Human Adults and Infants
Lisa Feigenson, Johns Hopkins University

 Protein Folding

Organizers: Kristin Hager and Kay Severin


Judith Frydman, Stanford University
Protein Folding Kinetics In Vitro: From Microseconds to Years
Jochen Balbach, University of Bayreuth/University of Halle
Protein Folding
Vijay Pande, Stanford University

 Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems

Organizers: Kelsey Jordahl and Hans-Peter Bunge

Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems
William Wilcock, University of Washington
Fluid Flow Through Seamounts: Conduits for Flow and Implications for Global Heat and Mass Flux
Robert Harris, University of Utah
Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems - Understanding Inner Space
Sven Petersen, GEOMAR Kiel

 Smart Antibiotics

Organizers: Todd Klaenhammer and Annette Peters

Persisters and Resisters: Why Antibiotics Fail
John D. McKinney, Rockefeller University
Smart (L)antibiotics
Imke Wiedemann, University of Bonn
Looking for New Magic Bullets: Identification and Development of Bacteriophage Lysins
Raymond Schuch, Rockefeller University

 Ultrafast Phenomena with Light Pulses

Organizers: Klaus Mecke and Michael Blanton


Ultrafast Phenomena with Light Pulses
Markus Drescher, University of Bielefeld
Physics at Relativistic Light Intensitites
Heinrich Schwoerer, University of Jena
Imaging Macromolecules with X-ray Free-elecron Lasers
Henry Chapman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 Why So Many Species? The Origin of Biodiversity

Organizers: Ilse Storch and Jessica Kissinger


Concepts of Biodiversity and the Biodiversity Crisis
Elisabeth Kalko, University of Ulm
Understanding Factors that Allow Biodiversity to Evolvel and to Persist
Mark D. Hunter, University of Georgia

Understanding Biodiversity Dynamics Under Human Influence
Jens Mutke, Nees-Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, Bonn

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