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10th Chinese-American Symposium

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

October 26-28, 2007
Beijing, China

Sessions:

 Dark Ages and Reionization

Organizers: Milos Milosavljevic and Deng Licai

Chair:
Dark Age of the Universe
Fan Zuhui, Peking University

Speakers:
Dark Ages and Reionization
Chen Xuelei, National Astronomical Observatory of China

First Light on the Cosmological Dark Ages
Siang Peng Oh, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Environmental Genomics

Organizers: Wang Hui and Tanja Bosak

Chair:
Environmental Genomics: A "Mass" Fishing Tool?
Zhu Yongguang, Research of Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Speakers:
Tapping the Genetic Potential of Microbial Communities for Biodegradation via Cologically-Sound Metagenomic Analysis
Zhao Liping, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Soil Metagenomics - Frontier of Environmental Science
He Jizheng, Research Center of Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Large Scale Scientific Computing

Organizers: Wang Yanfei and Win Burlseon

Chair:
Large Scale Scientific Computing
Ken Perlin, New York University

Speakers:
Enabling Technologies and Numerical Simulations
Yao Zheng, Zhejiang University

Learning and Exploring with Transdisciplinary Media Systems
Win Burleson, Arizona State University

 Neurobiological Mechanisms of CO2 Detection

Organizers: He Shigang and Fiona Crawford

Chair:
Neurobiological Mechanisms of CO2 Detection
He Shigang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Speakers:
How Do Mice Sense Carbon Dioxide in the Air?
Minmin Luo, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

Olfaction Targeted
Peter Mombaerts, Rockefeller University

 Non-Coding RNAs/Epigenome

Organizers: Bill Kelly and Cao Xiaofeng

Chair:
Non-Coding RNAs / Epigenome
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Speakers:
Micro RNAs: A Small Contribution from Worms
Amy E. Pasquinelli, University of California, San Diego

A Study of Transposable Element Insertions and their Putative Functions in Plant Protein coding genes
Wang Xiu Jie, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Proteomics

Organizers: Zhu Jinsong and Susmita Bose

Chair:
Proteomics
James E. Bruce, Washington State University

Speakers:
Functional Proteomics for Biomarker and Target Discovery
Josh LaBaer, Harvard University

Novel Microarray Technologies Related on the Proteins and Nucleic Acids
Lu Zuhong, State Key Laboratory of Bioelectronics (Chien-Shiung Wu Laboratory)

 Single Molecule

Organizers: Zhao Hongwu and Justin Hanes

Chair:
The Wonders of the World of Single Molecules
Qiu Xiaohui, National Center for Nanoscience and Technologyof China (NCNST)

Speakers:
Single Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering
Xu Hongxing, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Probing Nanoscale Environments in Polymeric Films One Molecule at a Time
Daniel Higgins, Kansas State University

 Spintronics

Organizers: Zhao Hongwu and Deborah Fygenson

Chair:
The Era of Giant Magnetoresistance Effect
John Q. Xiao, University of Delaware

Speakers:
A New Approach to Spin Electronics
Shi Junren, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Semiconductor Spintronics
Ian Appelbaum, University of Delaware

The Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Major support in the U.S. is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences and the Ellison Medical Foundation.

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