WASHINGTON, D.C.
DECEMBER 18–20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Closed Session
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Open Session
7:30 a.m.Continental breakfast
8:00Welcome, charge to committee, purpose of symposiumErin O’Shea, Co-chair
Peter Wolynes, Co-chair
8:15The energy problem and what we can do about itSteven Chu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
8:30DiscussionAll
9:05The role of biology in confronting the climate-energy challengeDaniel Schrag, Harvard University
9:20DiscussionAll
9:55Break
10:10Challenges in biodefense researchJames Baker, University of Michigan
10:25DiscussionAll
11:00Challenges at the intersection of physics and population biologyAlan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
11:15DiscussionAll
11:50Lunch and concurrent cross-cutting breakout sessions (tools, training and education, culture)
1:00 p.m.Challenges in research at the molecular to organism levelJay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1:15DiscussionAll
1:50Biomaterials and biomimetics: Challenges and opportunitiesJoanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
2:05DiscussionAll
2:40Break
2:55Challenges in cognition and learningLarry Abbott, Columbia University
3:10DiscussionAll
3:45Challenges in research on the origin of lifeJack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard
4:00DiscussionAll
4:35Frontiers in fluorescence imagingJennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institutes of Health
4:50DiscussionAll
5:25Public comment session
5:45Reception
6:30Adjourn
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Open Session
9:15 a.m.Conversation with new project sponsorNancy Sung, Senior Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (by teleconference)
Closed Session
9:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.Adjourn

From: B, Meeting Agendas

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Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
Copyright © 2010, National Academy of Sciences.

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