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11th Chinese-American Symposium

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

October 2-4, 2008
Irvine, California


 Alternative Energy/CO2 to Methane

Organizers: Susmita Bose and Zhu Jinsong

Assessing Value Chains and Venture Opportunities for Alternative Energy Technologies
Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan

Alternative Liquid Fuel from Coal
Han Yizhuo, Institute of Charcoal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science

Plastic Solar Cells? Challenges and Opportunities using New Materials for Photovoltaics
David Ginger, University of Washington

 Chemistry-Aerosol-Climate Interactions

Organizers: Hong Liao and Thorsten Becker

Chemistry-Aerosol-Climate Interactions: A Challenging Scientific Issue in Global Change
Wang Tijian, Nanjing University

Clean Air - Cool Planet: On The Global Climate Benefits of Smog Control
Nadine Unger, NASA Godard Institute for Space Studies

Long-Range Transport of Mineral Dust and the Effects on Clouds and Precipitation
Yin Yan, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology


Organizer: Fiona Crawford

Consciousness: An Introduction
Po-Jang (Brown) Hsieh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Visual Consciousness
LI, Wu, Beijing Normal University

Can We Ever Fully Understand Consciousness?
Geoffrey Lee, New York University

 Evolution of New Genes/Body Morphology

Organizers: Kirsten Hagstrom and Zhang Jian

Evolution of Biological Diversity through New Gene Origination
Manyuan Long, University of Chicago

Genome Novelty and Origin of Human Intelligence
Bing Su, Kunming Institute of Zoology

The Origins and Evolution of de Novo Genes
Corbin Jones, University of North Carolina


Organizers: Fan Zuhui and Andrew MacFadyen

Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Observations of Exoplanets
Joshua Winn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Exoplanets: A Challenge to Planet Formation Theory
Jilin Zhou, Nanjing University

 Human-Robot Interactions

Organizers: Gillian Hayes and Bai Fengshan

Human-Robot Interactions
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology

Human-Robot Interactions
Xie Guangming, Peking University

Designing Fluent Human-Robot Collaboration
Guy Hoffman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Integrated Microfluidics

Organizers: Ian Appelbaum and Huang Yanyi

Integrated Microfluidics
Zheng Bo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Integrated Multi-Scale Microfluidics
Donald DeVoe, University of Maryland

Integrated Microfluidics
Wu Hongkai, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Nuclear Reprogramming

Organizers: Zhang Jian and Justin Hanes

Nuclear Reprogramming
Zhang Jian, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Therpeutical Potential of Plurpotent Stem Cells (ES or iPS) for Major Diseases
Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

A Chemical Approach to Pluripotency and Reprogramming
Sheng Ding, The Scripps Research Institute

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.

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