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 12th Chinese-American Symposium

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

September 26-28, 2009
Kunming, China

Sessions:

 Cyberinfrastructure/LHC Data Challenge

Organizers: Gillian Hayes, Andrew MacFadyen, and Gao Weiguo

Chair:
Cyberinfrastructure – presented by James Landay, University of Washington
Cecilia R. Aragon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Speakers:
Ultra-massive distributed virtual reality platform and its applications
Li Sheng, Peking University

The Large Hadron Collider: Big Science, Big Data, Big Questions
Kyle Cranmer, New York University

 Design/Protein Structure

Organizers: Theresa Reineke, Wu Jia-Wei, and Zhang Jian

Chair:
Drug Design and Protein Structure
Lai Lu-Hua, Peking University

Speakers:
Drug Design/Protein Structure
Chai Jijie, National Institute of Biological Sciences

Development of Nucleic Acid Antagonists and Glycopolymer Carriers for Disease Treatment
Theresa M. Reineke, Virginia Tech

 Epigenetics/Disease

Organizers: Kirsten Hagstrom and Zhang Jian 

Chair:
Epigenetics and Disease
Sun Fanglin, Tsinghua University Medical School

Speakers:
An atlas of open chromatin spanning diverse human cell types in health and disease
Jason Lieb, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Reading/Deciphering and Maintenance of Epigenetic Information
Wong Jiemin, East China Normal University

 Gamma-Ray Bursts

Organizers: Andrew MacFadyen and Ji Jianghui

Chair:
Gamma-Ray Bursts --- A Rapidly Developing Field
Huang Yongfeng, Nanjing University

Speakers:
Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Swift and Fermi era
Wu Xuefeng, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Gamma-ray Burst and Supernova Connection
Alicia Soderberg, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

 Life in Extreme Environments/Early Life

Organizers: Artyom Kopp and Hongbo Su

Chair:
Life in Extreme Environments/Early Life
David Fike, Washington University

Speakers:
Merging systems biology and evolutionary biology to understand early life on Earth
Jason Raymond, University of California - Merced

Deep sea hydrothermal vent ecosystem
Xiang Xiao, Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration

 Neural Plasticity/Sleep

Organizers: Valery Kalatsky and Wu Li

Chair:
Cortical plasticity
Mriganka Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers:
Self-organizing neural plasticity
Bi Guoqiang, University of Science and Technology of China

The scientific exploration of sleep function
Marcos Frank, University of Pennsylvania

 Organic Devices in Energy and Electronics

Organizers: Liu Baoli and Samer Banna 

Chair:
Organic devices – a solution to today’s energy challenge?
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Princeton University

Speakers:
Organic Semiconductor Devices for Energy Conversion and Sensing
Max Shtein, University of Michigan

Hybrid organic/inorganic photovoltaic cells with ordered nanostructures
Chen Hongzheng, Zhejiang University

 Quaternary Climate Change/Paleoecology

Organizers: Thorsten Becker, Artyom Kopp, and Zheng Yuanrun 

Chair:
Quaternary Climate changes and paleoecology
Weng Chengyu, Tongji University

Speakers:
The origin, expanding, and impact of agriculture in East Asia
Li Xiaoqiang, State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology

The Last Great Global Warming:  Ecological Insights from the Last Deglaciation, ca. 21,000 to 6,000 Years Ago
Jack Williams, University of Wisconsin

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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