Sessions:

A full playlist of symposium session presentations may be found here.


Organizers: Jason Williams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Lindsay MacPherson, University of Texas at San Antonio
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Beyond Human Genomics, Moni Munoz-Torres, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
SPEAKER: Genomics of Plant-Symbiotic Fungi Reveals New Links between Endophyte Host Breadth and Secondary Metabolite Biodiversity, Jana U’Ren, University of Arizona
SPEAKER: Ancient DNA, Extinction, Domestication and the Cost of Modern Farming, Laurent Frantz, Queen Mary University of London


Organizers: Jason Williams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Informational Drugs: The present and future of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, Jonathan Watts, University of Massachusetts Medical School
SPEAKER: Advancements in mRNA Science and Technology Enabled a Platform for Rapid Vaccine Development against Pandemic SARS-Cov-2, Darin Edwards, Moderna
SPEAKER: Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of Disease, Michelle Hastings, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


Organizers: Emily Martin, University of California, Santa Cruz
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Grappling with the Ethical Dimensions of Space Exploration, Lucianne Walkowicz, The JustSpace Alliance
SPEAKER: As Below, So Above: Lessons from Terrestrial Ethics for Space Exploration, Erika Nesvold, Universe Sandbox
SPEAKER: Ethics and Aliens: Lessons from Space Science for an Ethical Workplace, Monica Vidaurri, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center


Organizers: Tim Althoff, University of Washington and Jason Williams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
SPEAKER: Replication Challenges, Solutions, and the Psychology of Analyzing Data, Martin Schweinsberg, ESMT Berlin
SPEAKER: Closer than they appear: A Bayesian perspective on individual-level heterogeneity in risk assessment, Kristian Lum, Twitter
SPEAKER: Epistemic Limits of the Modern Prediction Machine, Berk Ustun, University of California, San Diego


Organizers: Félicie Albert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: New States of Matter and Capabilities via Precision, High Intensity Lasers, Cameron Geddes, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SPEAKER: Laser Driven Magnetic Reconnection, Louise Willingale, University of Michigan
SPEAKER: Intense Lasers Explode Molecules to Film Atomic Motion, Heide Ibrahim, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS – Canada)


Organizers: Sarah Mojarad, University of Southern California and Tim Althoff, University of Washington
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Introduction to Misinformation, Disinformation, Polarization and Social Media, Darren Linvill, Clemson University
SPEAKER: Health-related Misinformation and Disinformation, Tara Kirk Sell, Johns Hopkins University
SPEAKER: Identity-Based Propaganda: Discrimination, Division and Democracy, Samantha Bradshaw, Stanford University


Organizers: Diego Bohórquez, Duke University and Lindsay MacPherson, University of Texas at San Antonio
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: The Double Life of Language, Tyler Marghetis, University of California, Merced
SPEAKER: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Fluent Speech Production, Gopala K. Anumanchipalli, University of California, Berkeley
SPEAKER: We Are Exhausted – Exploring Fatigue within Participatory Governance Networks, Oswaldo Medina Ramirez, University of Florida


Organizers: Sarah Minson, U.S. Geological Survey
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Un-Natural Hazards: Socio-Political Construction of Risk and Resilience, Alessandra Jerolleman, Jacksonville State University
SPEAKER: Un-Natural Disasters, Elizabeth Marino, Oregon State University
SPEAKER: Un-Naturalizing Disaster Risk: Processes, Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities, Julie Maldonado, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN)

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