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Agenda

Agenda subject to change. All events take place at Alice Campbell Alumni Center unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 20
7:30 pm

Public Lecture

"Biocatalysts for abiological chemistry: Evolution brings new chemistry to life"

Frances H. Arnold
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry
California Institute of Technology

 

Saturday, October 21
7:30-8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am

Opening remarks

Peter Schiffer
Professor of Physics
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8:45-10:10 am

Session 1 talks: Spiegelman’s major scientific contributions

Richard Axel
Nobel Laureate
University Professor, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, of Neuroscience, and of Pathology
Columbia University

10:10-10:30 am Break
10:30-12:00 pm

Session 2 talks: In vitro nucleic acid evolution

Jack Szostak
Nobel Laureate
Professor of Genetics, and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard Medical School

Larry Gold
Chairman and Founder, SomaLogic
Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado Boulder

Joan Steitz
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale School of Medicine

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm

Session 3 talks: In vitro protein evolution

George Georgiou
Professor of Chemical Engineering, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Biosciences
University of Texas at Austin

David Liu
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Susan Martinis
Professor and Head, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:30-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:30 pm

Session 4 talks: Design and evolution at the genome and microbial community scale

Huimin Zhao
Centennial Endowed Chair, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Biosystems Design Research Theme Leader, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Clyde Hutchison
Distinguished Investigator, The J. Craig Venter Institute
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rachel Whitaker
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Biocomplexity Research Theme Faculty, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Sunday, October 22
7:30-8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am

Session 5 talks: DNA/RNA technology

Feng Zhang
James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Olgica Milenkovic
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-12:00 pm

Session 6 talks: The future

Leroy Hood
President and Co-founder
Institute for Systems Biology

Pamela Silver
Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School