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12th German-American Symposium

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

June 21-24, 2006
Potsdam, Germany


 Extrasolar Planets

Organizers: Charles Keeton and Klaus Mecke


David Charbonneau, Harvard University

Sara Seager, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Günther Wuchterl, University of Jena

 Frontiers of Computing

Organizers: Lada Adamic, Thomas Martinetz and Charles Delwiche


Andreas Buchleitner, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

Jens Eisert, University of Potsdam

Barbara M. Terhal, IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

 Gas Hydrates

Organizers: Antje Schwalb and Robert Harris


Gregor Rehder, IFM GEOMAR, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel

Peter Flemings, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Thomas Westerhold, University of Bremen

 Gene Regulation by RNA Silencing

Organizers: Rudiger Blaschke, Patricia Clark and Jessica Kissinger


Ann E. Rougvie, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Julius Brennecke, Rockefeller University, New York City

Gunter Meister, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried

 How Migrating Animals Find Their Way

Organizer: Ilse Storch


Thorsten Ritz, University of California, Irvine
Frontiers in Animal Migration and Navigation Research

Henrik O. Mouritsen, University of Oldenburg
Understanding the Behavioral and Physiological Mechanisms of Long Distance Navigation

Cordula V. Mora, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
How Animals Use Magnetic Fields as Navigation Tools


Organizers: Rainer Haag and John McKinney


Kevin Plaxco, University of California, Santa Barbara

Christoph Niemeyer, University of Dortmund

Felix Kratz (University of Freiburg) Nanotherapeutics

 Preserving Health in a Changing Global Environment

Organizers: Robert Harris, Annette Peters and John McKinney


Jeff Shaman, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Annette Menzel, Lehrstuhl für Klimaökölogie, Technische Universität München
Climate Change and Ecological Changes

Marie S. O'Neill, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan

 Theory of Mind

Organizer: Martin Korte


Kai Vogeley, University of Cologne

Julian Paul Keenan, Montclair State University

Ricarda Schubotz, Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig


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