2012 Workshop on Control Theory in Biology

2012 Workshop on Control Theory in Biology
March, 13, 2012 - March, 14, 2012
Room 1003 Electrical Eng. Building Technion City
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2012 Workshop on Control Theory in Biology

Stephen and Sharon Seiden Frontiers in Science and Engineering Forum 

The 2012 Workshop on: Control Theory in Biology

March 13-14, 2012

Organizing committee: Ron Meir and Shimon Marom, Network Biology Research group
Schedule for 1st day – 13.3.2012
09:00 – 09:15 Introductory remarks
09:15 – 10:00 Introduction
Richard Murray 
10:00 – 11:00 Beyond Optimality: Variability, Homeostasis and Modulation of Rhythmic Neuronal Circuits
Eve Marder (Brandeis) 
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Can we model human metabolism on a genome scale?
Eytan Ruppin (Tel Aviv U) 
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 The generative and receptive modes of sensation in the rat whisker system
Mathew Diamond (SISSA, Trieste) 
15:00 – 16:00 Merging theory and biological experiments in search for mechanisms underlying environmental sensing VIC cell adhesion sites
Benny Geiger (Weizmann Inst.) 
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Environmental perturbations uncover a degenerate landscape of developmental trajectories
Yoav Soen (Weizmann Inst.) 
17:30 – 18:30 Molecular Coin Tossing
Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck (Caltech) 
Schedule for 2nd day – 14.3.2012
09:00 – 10:00 Dynamics of chromatin and transcription
Nir Friedman (Hebrew University), 
10:00 – 11:00 Identifying Dendritic Processing
Aurel Lazar (Columbia University) 
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Analysis and Design of Biomolecular Feedback Systems
Richard Murray (Caltech) 
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 The Neural Coding of Force Fields: Implications for Control, Learning and Brain-Machine Interfaces
Sando Mussa-Ivaldi (Northwestern University) 
15:00 – 16:00 Eye-Brain dynamics during the emergence of visual perceptual awareness in Humans
Amos Arieli (Weizmann Inst.) 
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Perspectives and Concluding Remarks
Erez Braun (Technion)
Ron Meir (Technion)