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Below is a list of completed colloquia, beginning with the most recent. Follow the link from the title of each colloquium to view a description of the colloquium and its program, and also find links to videos and PNAS papers as they become available.

2014


Symbioses becoming permanent: the origins and evolutionary trajectories of organelles
October 15-17, 2014; Irvine, CA
Organized by W. Ford Doolittle, Patrick Keeling, and John McCutcheon
Co-sponsored by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Epigenetic changes in the developing brain: Effects on behavior
March 28-29, 2014; Washington, D.C.
Organized by Donald Pfaff and Barry Keverne
14th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Thomas M. Jessell, Columbia University

In the Light of Evolution VIII: Darwinian Thinking in the Social Sciences
January 10-11, 2014; Irvine, CA
Organized by Brian Skyrms, John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala

2013


The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation
October 16-18, 2013
Organized by Robert Hauser, Burton Richter, Maxine Singer, Barbara Torrey and Peter Westwick
Co-sponsored by Ford Foundation, Richard Lounsbery Foundation and W.M. Keck Foundation
13th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Daniel Kevles, Yale University

The Science of Science Communication II
September 23-25, 2013
Organized by Ralph Cicerone, National Academy of Sciences; Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University, Alan Leshner, AAAS, Barbara Schaal, Washington University in St. Louis, and Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Co-sponsored by Moore Foundation, PNAS, Science, Compass and National Science Foundation
National Academies Press Summary

In the Light of Evolution VII: Human Mental Machinery
January 10-12, 2013: Irvine, CA
Organized by Camilo J. Cela-Conde, Raúl Gutiérrez Lombardo, John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
Co-sponsored by Centro de Estudios Filosóficos Políticos y Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano
PNAS  

2012


Dark Matter Universe: On the Threshold of Discovery
October 18-20, 2012; Irvine, CA
Organized by Michael S. Turner, Roger D. Blandford, Edward W. Kolb, and Maria Spiropulu

The Science of Science Communication
May 21-22, 2012; Washington, D.C.
Organized by Ralph J. Cicerone, Baruch Fischhoff, Alan O. Leshner, Barbara A. Schaal, and Dietram A. Scheufele
12th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Daniel Kahneman
PNAS

In the Light of Evolution VI: Brain and Behavior
January 19-21, 2012; Irvine, California
Organized by Georg F. Striedter, John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
PNAS

2011

Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity
December 9-10, 2011; Irvine, California
Organized by W. Thomas Boyce, Gene E. Robinson, and Marla B. Sokolowski
Co-sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
PNAS

Fostering Advances in Interdisciplinary Climate Research
March 31- April 2, 2011; Washington, DC
Organized by Rita Colwell, Christopher Field, Jeffrey Shaman, and Susan Solomon
11th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Steven Chu
PNAS

In the Light of Evolution V: Cooperation
January 6-8, 2011; Irvine, Calfornia
Organized by Joan E. Strassmann, David C. Queller, John C. Avise, and Francisco J. Ayala
PNAS

2010

Dynamics of Social, Political, and Economic Institutions
December 3-4, 2011: Irvine, California
Organized by Avinash Dixit, Eva Meyersson Milgrom, and Paul Milgrom
PNAS

Telomerase and Retrotransposons: Reverse Transcriptases that Shaped Genomes
September 29-30, 2010; Irvine, California
Organized by M. Joan Curcio, Neal Lue, and Marlene Belfort
PNAS

Quantification of Behavior
June 11-13, 2010; Washington, DC
Organized by Donald Pfaff and Alan Leshner
10th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Nora Volkow
PNAS

2009

In the Light of Evolution: The Human Condition
December 10-12, 2009; Irvine, California
Organized by John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
PNAS

Microbes and Health
November 2-3, 2009; Irvine, California
Organized by Jeffrey Gordon and Todd Klaenhammer
PNAS

Evolution in Health and Medicine
April 2-3, 2009; Washington, DC
Organized by Peter Ellison, Diddahally R. Govindaraju, Randolph M. Nesse, and Stephen C. Stearns
9th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by E.O. Wilson
PNAS

In the Light of Evolution III: Two Centuries of Darwin
January 15-17, 2009; Irvine, California
Organized by John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
PNAS

2008

Biogeography, Changing Climates and Niche Evolution
December 11-13, 2008; Irvine, California
Organized by David Wake, Elizabeth Hadly, and David Ackerly
PNAS

Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development
April 3-4, 2008; Washington, DC
Organized by William Clark, Pamela Matson, and Nancy Dickson
8th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Michael Crow

Gene Networks in Animal Development and Evolution
February 15-16, 2008; Irvine, California
Organized by Eric Davidson and Michael Levine
PNAS

2007

In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and Extinction
December 6-8, 2007; Irvine, California
Organized by John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala
PNAS

"Therapeutic Cloning": Where Do We Go From Here?
October 8-9, 2007; Irvine, California
Organized by Douglas C. Wallace, Susan V. Bryant, and Peter J. Donovan

Nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine: Promises and Perils
April 10-11, 2007; Washington, DC
Organized by Robert Austin
7th Annual Sackler Lecure presented by George Whitesides

Evolution and Exploration of Solar Systems

January 5-6, 2007; Irvine, California
Organized by David J. Stevenson and Maria Zuber

2006

In the Light of Evolution: Adaptation and Complex Design
December 1-2, 2006; Irvine, California
Organized by John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
PNAS

The New Comparative Biology of Human Nature
November 16-18, 2006; Irvine, California
Organized by Jon H. Kaas, Todd M. Preuss, John M. Allman, and Susan M. Fitzpatrick

From Functional Genomics of Model Organisms to Crop Plants for Global Health
April 3-5, 2006; Washington, DC
Organized by Diter von Wettstein, Roger Beachy, and Robert Goldberg
6th Annual Sackler Lecure presented by Senator Christopher S. Bond
PNAS

2005

The Tapestry of Life: Lateral Transfers of Heritable Elements
December 12-13, 2005; Irvine, California
Organized by Siv Andersson, Jonathan Eisen, Claire Fraser, and Jeffrey Gordon

Forensic Science: The Nexus of Science and the Law
November 16-18, 2005; Washington, DC
Organized by Stephen F. Fienberg, Margaret A. Berger, David Donoho, Donald Kennedy, Roger Kahn, and Douglas H. Ubelaker

Early Cities: New Perspectives on Pre-Industrial Urbanism
May 18-20, 2005; Washington, DC
Organized by Joyce Marcus and Jeremy Sabloff
5th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Colin Renfrew

2004

Systematics and the Origin of Species. On Ernst Mayr's 100th Anniversary
December 16-18, 2004; Irvine, California
Organized by Jody Hey, Walter M. Fitch, and Francisco J. Ayala

Frontiers in Bioinformatics: Unsolved Problems and Challenges
October 15-17, 2004; Irvine, California
Organized by Samuel Karlin, David Eisenberg, and Russ Altman

Role of Science in Solving the World's Emerging Water Problems
October 8-10, 2004; Irvine, California
Organized by William Jury and Henry Vaux

The Biology of RNAi
May 17-18, 2004; Washington, DC
Organized by Phillip Sharp and Andrew Fire

Therapeutic Vaccines: Realities of Today and Hopes for Tomorrow
April 1-3, 2004; Washington, DC
Organized by Michael Sela and Maurice Hilleman
4th Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Anthony S. Fauci

2003

Mapping Knowledge Domains
May 9-11, 2003; Irvine, California
Organized by Richard Shiffrin and Katy Borner

Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis
March 19-21, 2003; Washington, DC
Organized by Barbara Berrie, E. Rene de la Rie, Janis Tomlinson, and John Winter
3rd Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Maurizio Seracini

Chemical Communication in a Post-genomic World
January 17-19, 2003; Irvine, California
Organized by May Berenbaum and Gene Robinson

2002

Challenges to the Standard Paradigm: Fundamental Physics and Cosmology
November 1-3, 2002; Irvine, California
Organized by Marc Davis and Paul Steinhardt

Regenerative Medicine
October 18-20, 2002; Irvine, California
Organized by Inder Verma and Fred H. Gage

Self-perpetuating Structural States in Biology, Disease, and Genetics
March 22-24, 2002; Washington, DC
Organized by Susan Lindquist and Steven Henikoff
2nd Annual Sackler Lecture presented by Susan Lindquist

2001

Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization: Capturing Complexity Through Agent-Based Modeling
October 4-6, 2001; Irvine, California
Organized by Brian Berry, L. Douglas Kiel, and Euel Elliott

Nanoscience: Underlying Physical Concepts and Phenomena
May 19-20, 2001; Washington, DC
Organized by John T. Yates, Jr., Phaedon Avouris, and George Whitesides

Self-organized Complexity in the Physical, Biological, and Social Sciences
March 23-24, 2001; Irvine, California
Organized by Donald Turcotte

Neural Signaling
February 15-17, 2001
Organized by Solomon Snyder and Richard L. Huganir
Inaugural Sackler Lecture presented by Solomon Snyder

2000

Molecular Kinesis in Cellular Function and Plasticity
December 7-9, 2000, Irvine, California
Organized by Henri Tiedge, Floyd E. Bloom, and Dietmar Richter

Links between Recombination and Replication: Vital Roles of Recombination
November 10-12, 2000; Irvine, California
Organized by Charles Radding

Auditory Neuroscience: Development, Transduction, and Integration
May 19-21, 2000; Irvine, California
Organized by James Hudspeth and Mark Konishi

The Biotic Crisis and the Future of Evolution
March 16-19, 2000; Irvine, California
Organized by Norman Meyers and Andrew Knoll

Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms; Fifty Years after Stebbins
January 27-29, 2000; Irvine, California
Organized by Francisco Ayala, Walter Fitch, and Michael T. Clegg

1999

Virulence and Defense in Host-Pathogen Interactions: Common Features Between Plants and Animals
December 9-11, 1999; Irvine, California
Organized by Jim Cook, Noel T. Keen, Brian J. Staskawicz, John J. Mekalanos, and Frederick M. Ausubel

Proteolytic Processing and Physiological Regulation
February 20-21, 1999; Irvine, California
Organized by Hans Neurath and Charles Craik

Non-linear Differential Equations and Computation
January 4-8, 1999; Irvine, California
Organized by Haim Brezis, Felix Browder, Louis Nirenberg, and James Serrin

1998

The Neurobiology of Pain
December 11-13, 1998; Irvine, California
Organized by Ronald Dubner and Michael Gold

Plants and Population: Is There Time?
December 5-6, 1998; Irvine, California
Organized by Nina Fedoroff and Joel Cohen

Geology, Mineralogy, and Human Welfare
November 7-9, 1998; Irvine, California
Organized by Joseph Smith, Malcolm Ross, and Peter Buseck

1997

A Library Approach to Chemistry
October 19-21, 1997; Irvine, California
Organized by Peter Schultz

Computational Biomolecular Science
September 11-14, 1997; Irvine, California
Organized by Peter G. Wolynes, Russell Doolittle, and J. A. McCammon

Protecting Our Food Supply
June 2-5, 1997; Irvine, California
Organized by Michael Freeling, Ronald Phillips, and John Axtell

Neuroimaging of Human Brain Function
May 29-31, 1997; Irvine, California
Organized by Michael Posner and Marcus Raichle

The Age of the Universe: Dark Matter and Structure Formation
March 21-23, 1997; Irvine, California
Organized by David Schramm and P. J. E. Peebles

Genetics and the Origin of Species
January 30-February 1, 1997; Irvine, California
Organized by Francisco Ayala and Walter Fitch

1996

Science, Technology and the Economy
October 20-22, 1996; Irvine, California
Organized by James Heckman, Ariel Pakes, and Kenneth Sokoloff

Genetic Engineering of Viruses and Viral Vectors
June 9-11, 1996; Irvine, California
Organized by Peter Palese and Bernard Roizman

Symmetries Throughout the Sciences
May 10-12, 1996; Irvine, California
Organized by Ernest Henley

Elliptic Curves and Modular Forms
March 15-17, 1996; Washington, DC
Organized by Barry Mazur and Karl Rubin

Memory: Recording Experience in Cells and Circuits
February 17-20, 1996; Irvine, California
Organized by Patricia Goldman-Rakic

1995

Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change
November 13-15, 1995; Irvine, California
Organized by Charles Keeling

Developmental Biology of Transcription Control
October 26-28, 1995; Irvine, California
Organized by Roy Britten, Eric Davidson, and Gary Felsenfeld

Science, Technology, and the Economy
October 20-22, 1995; Irvine, California
Organized by James Heckman, Ariel Pakes, and Kenneth Sokoloff

Vision: From Photon to Perception
May 21-22, 1995; Irvine, California
Organized by John Dowling, Lubert Stryer, and Torsten Wiesel

Quasars and Active Galaxies: High Resolution Radio Imaging
March 24-25, 1995; Irvine, California
Organized by Marshall Cohen and Kenneth Kellermann

Earthquake Prediction
February 10-11, 1995; Irvine, California
Organized by Leon Knopoff

1994

Self Defense by Plants: Induction and Signaling Pathways
September 15-17, 1994; Irvine, California
Organized by Andre Jagendorf and Clarence Ryan

Physics: The Opening to Complexity
June 25-27, 1994; Irvine, California
Organized by Philip Anderson

Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction
March 25-26, 1994; Washington, DC
Organized by Thomas Eisner and Jerrold Meinwald

The Tempo and Mode of Evolution
January 27-29, 1994; Irvine, California
Organized by Francisco Ayala and Walter Fitch

1993

Changing Human Ecology and Behavior: Effects on Infectious Diseases
September 27-28, 1993; Washington, DC
Organized by Bernard Roizman

Human-Machine Communication by Voice
February 8-9, 1993; Irvine, California
Organized by Lawrence Rabiner

1992

Molecular Recognition
September 10-11, 1992; Washington, DC
Organized by Ronald Breslow

Physical Cosmology
March 27-29, 1992; Irvine, California
Organized by David Schramm

Images of Science: Science of Images
January 13-14, 1992; Washington, DC
Organized by Albert Crewe

1991

Industrial Ecology
May 20-21, 1991; Washington, DC
Organized by C. Kumar N. Patel

 

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