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29th Annual U.S. Symposium

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center - Irvine, California
February 15-17, 2018

Sessions:

 3D Genome

Organizers: Kai Tan, University of Pennsylvania

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Erez Lieberman Aiden, Baylor College of Medicine

SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, University of Pennsylvania
Alistair Boettiger, Stanford University

 Bio-interfaces – Blurring the Borders between Biological and Digital Computing

Organizers: Krysta Svore, Microsoft

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Helene Steiner, Royal College of Art, London and Cell-free Technologies, Ireland

SPEAKERS:
David Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neri Oxman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Brain-Machine Interfaces

Organizers: Bradley Voytek, University of California, San Diego

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Maryam M. Shanechi, University of Southern California

SPEAKERS:
Aaron P. Batista, University of Pittsburgh
Edward Chang, University of California, San Francisco

 Green Chemistry

Organizers: Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin, Madison

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Martin Mulvihill, University of California, Berkeley

SPEAKERS:
Yogesh Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Heather Buckley, University of Victoria

 Humans and Pathogens in an Evolutionary Context

Organizers: Jenny Tung, Duke University

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Nels Elde, University of Utah School of Medicine

SPEAKERS:
Luis Barreiro, CHU Sainte Justine Research Center
Andrea Graham, Princeton University

 Materials by Design

Organizers: Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Lucas Wagner, University of Illinois

SPEAKERS:
Danna Freedman, Northwestern University
Kristin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Ocean Anoxia

Organizers: Katja Meyer, Willamette University

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Erik Sperling, Stanford University

SPEAKERS:
Sarah E. Myhre, University of Washington
Frank Stewart, Georgia Institute of Technology

 The Search for Life Near and Far

Organizers: Catherine Espaillat, Boston University

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

SPEAKERS:
Britney Schmidt, Georgia Institute of Technology
Giada Arney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

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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