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Israeli-American Symposium

Israel Academy of Science and Humanities – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

June 16-18, 2013
Irvine, California, USA

Sessions:

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 Cellular Proteostasis

Organizers: Benjamin Tu and Herman Wolosker

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
The Opportunity of Proteostasis
James Shorter, University of Pennsylvania

SPEAKERS:
How Cellular Infidelity and Evolution Shape Protein Misfolding
Allan Drummond, University of Chicago

Proteostasis Collapses Early in  Caenorhabditis Elegans Adulthood
Anat Ben-Zvi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 Cosmic Explosions

Organizers: Uri Alon and J. Mathias Weber

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Nature's Wild Side
Rosalba Perna, JILA, University of Colorado

SPEAKERS:
Cosmic Fireworks: Theory and Universal Implications
Hagai Perets, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Super Nova Forensics
Alicia Soderberg, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

 Cyber-Security

Organizers: Gillian Hayes and Eran Rabani

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Cyber Security
Eran Tromer, Tel Aviv University

SPEAKERS:
Why Humans Are the Weak Link In Cyber-Security, and How Can We Help Them
Eran Toch, Tel Aviv University

BitBlaze-WebBlaze-DroidBlaze: Automatic Security Analysis in Binary, Web and Android
Dawn Song, University of California, Berkeley

 Global Change and the Future of Biodiversity

Organizers: Simon Emmanuel, Jay Lennon and Elizabeth Sbrocco

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Global Change and the Future of Biodiversity
Robert Guralnick, University of Colorado at Boulder

SPEAKERS:
What Biology Matters For Forecasting Species’ Response To Environmental Change?
Lauren Buckley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Understanding Species Invasions:  Red Sea Fish in the Mediterranean
Jonathan (Yoni) Belmaker, Tel Aviv University

 Neural Circuits, Synaptic Plasticity and the Brain Basis of Memory

Organizers: Shahar Arzy, Amit Etkin and Herman Wolosker

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
The Mechanisms Underlying Sexual Dimorphic Reproductive Behavioral Responses
Tali Kimchi Weizmann Institute

SPEAKERS:
Neural Circuits, Synaptic Plasticity and Brain Basis Of Memory
Amar Sahay, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard University

Linking Synaptic Plasticity to Operant Learning
Yonatan Loewenstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Nanophotonics and the Art of Invisibility

Organizers: Deborah Fass, Song Jin and Eran Rabani

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Nanophotonics and the Art of Invisibility
Michal Lipson, Cornell University

SPEAKERS:
Controlling Light with Nanophotonics
Uriel Levy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Nanolasers with the Size of Virus Particles
Teri Odom, Northwestern University

 Renewable Energy

Organizers: Hossam Haick, Song Jin, Eran Rabani and J. Mathias Weber

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Scientific Frontiers in Renewable Generation of Fuels
Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado

SPEAKERS:
Optimizing Photosynthesis to Create Hydrogen Power
Iftach Yacoby, Tel Aviv University

Making Liquid Fuel from H2O, CO2 and Renewable Energy
Matthew Kanan, Stanford University

 Systems Immunology

Organizers: Uri Alon and Jay Lennon

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Systems Immunology – Embracing Complexity
Nir Friedman, Weizmann Institute of Science

SPEAKERS:
Biological and Clinical Implications of Immune System Variation
Shai Shen-Orr, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Crowdsourcing Self/Non-Self Discrimination in the Immune System
Grégoire Altan-Bonnet, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

The Israeli-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.  Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences.

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