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CDB Presents the First Quantitative Biology Symposium

When: Thursday, June 8, 2023
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Simpson Querrey Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cell & Developmental Biology Department   (312) 503-7959

Group: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University Quantitative Biology Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

All-Day Thursday, June 8, 2023
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center

Symposium Agenda and Roster of Distinguished Speakers 

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:00-11:30 AM
Opening Speech, Keynote and Short Talks

"Quantitative Biology of Gastrulation"
Stanislav Shvartsman, PhD
Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

"Building Biological Models for Metabolic and Regulatory Systems: Traditional and Data-Driven Approaches"
Niall Mangan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University

"Physical constraints in organismal development"
Eleni Katifori, PhD
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Affairs Chair
University of Pennsylvania

11:30-12:30 PM
Interactive Lunch

12:35-2:00 PM
Keynote and Short Talk

"Soft modes imply a duality between evolutionary and physiological variation"
Arvind Murugan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physics, James Franck Institute
University of Chicago

"The Mathematical Basis of Constraints Driving Drosophila Wing Form"
Richard Carthew, PhD
Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences 
and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University

2:10-4:10 PM

"Using mathematical models and simulations to explore biology"
Paul Macklin, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Department Chair
Intelligent Systems Engineering 
Indiana University

"Beyond Pretty Pictures: Extracting Quantitative Data from Series of Images"
Patrick Oakes, PhD
Associate Professor 
Cell and Molecular Physiology
Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago

"As Simple as Possible, But No Simpler: Dimension Reduction in Biological Modeling""
STime Triche & Zach DeBruine
Van Andel Research Institute

4:15-5:45 PM
30-minute Rotating Activities and Reception

5:50-6:00 PM
Closing Remarks


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