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Korean-American Symposium

Korean Academy of Science and Technology – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

August 12-14, 2013
Irvine, California, US

Sessions:

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 Epigenomics and Disease

Organizers: Jongkyeong Chung and Elodie Ghedin

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Epigenomics and Disease
Soo-Kyung Lee, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

SPEAKERS:
Epigenetics: The Manual to the Genetic Information
Ji-Joon Song, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Detection and Integrative Functional Characterization of DNA Modifications with Single Molecule Real-Time Sequencing
Gang Fang, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 Graphene: Tomorrow’s Electronics

Organizers: Lincoln Carr and Sug-Bong Choe

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Wonder in Flat Carbon World: Graphene and other 2-dimensional materials
Philip Kim, Columbia University

SPEAKERS:
Wonders in Carbon Flatland
Jeanie Lau, University of California, Riverside

Graphene: Material, Process and Devices
Jong-Hyun Ahn, Yonsei University

 Host-pathogen Arms Race: A view from the Molecular Battlefield

Organizers: Sung Hee Baek and Lena Hileman

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Host-Pathogen Arms Race: A View from the Molecular Battlefield
Keith Slotkin, The Ohio State University

SPEAKERS:
Viral Evolution: The Long and the Short of It
Robert Gifford, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center / Rockefeller University

A Systems Approach to Prion Diseases
Daehee Hwang, POSTECH, School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience & Bioengineering

 Nanomaterials That Can Save the World

Organizers: Byunghee Hong and Desiree Plata

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Nanomaterials that can Save the World
Jeong-O Lee, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology

SPEAKERS:
Nanotechnology to Fight Against Virus: Towards Practical Implementation
Dal-Hee Min, Seoul National University

Transformational Nanomaterials for the Future of Energy Storage and Conversion
Cary Pint, Vanderbilt University

 Ocean Acidification: Past, Present and Future

Organizers: David Fike and Hyotcherl Ihee

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Ocean Acidification:  Why, How and So What?
Andreas Andersson, Scripps Institute of Oceanography/ University of California, San Diego

SPEAKERS:
Adaptation of Marine Biota to Ocean Acidification
M. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez, University of California, Santa Barbara

Impacts of anthropogenic CO2 and nitrogen on ocean chemistry (acidification and nutrient dynamics)
Kitack Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

 Statistical Learning Theory and Its Applications

Organizers: Darren Gergle and Seung Yeal Ha

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Statistical Learning Theory and Its Applications
Joong-Ho Won, Korea University

SPEAKERS:
Regularization for High Dimensional Data
Yongdai Kim, Seoul National University

Model-Based Statistics for Analyzing Images and Videos
Deva Ramanan, University of California, Irvine

 Stellar Alchemy: Genesis of Heavy Elements

Organizers: Dongsu Bak and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Stellar Alchemy: Genesis of Heavy Elements
Anna Frebel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SPEAKERS:
Synthesis of Heavy Elements in the Early Universe
Ian Roederer, Carnegie Observatories

Life After the Supernova Explosion: Explosive Resurrection of Neutron Stars
Hyung Mok Lee, Seoul National University

 Visualizing Neural Activities

Organizers: Eunjoon Kim and Larry Zweifel

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Visualizing Neural Activities
Tianyi Mao, Vollom Institute, Oregon Health and Science University

SPEAKERS:
Associative Memory Formation Induced by Optogenetic Stimulation
Jin-hee Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Tools for the Dissection of Neural Circuits
Loren Looger: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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