YSEF 1999

Saturday, May 8, 1999       The 5th Annual Yale Science Forum

WHEN:                      Saturday, May 8, 1999.  Talks begin at 10:00 a.m.   

WHERE:                   Seminars:   211 Mason Lab, 9 Hillhouse Avenue

                                    Coffee Breaks:   Mason Lab Lounge, first floor

                                    Lunch and Dinner:   The President’s Room, Woolsey Hall, Corner of Grove and Prospect Streets.


9:30 a.m.        Coffee, Mason Lab Lounge, first floor, 9 Hillhouse Avenue

10:00 a.m.  SESSION I: Nanoscale Physics and Biosensors, 211 Mason Lab

Chairman’s Introduction:  Paul Lizardi, Dept. of Pathology

10:10 a.m. Mark Reed, Dept. of Electrical Engineering

                  “Conductance of Molecular Junctions”

10:55 a.m. Discussion

                        11:20 a.m.  Coffee break, Mason Lab Lounge, first floor

11:50 a.m. Ronald Breaker, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

                  “Molecular Switches Made From RNA and DNA”

12:35 p.m. Discussion

1:00 p.m.  – Lunch Break, President’s Room, Woolsey Hall

2:30 p.m. SESSION II: Genomics

Chairman’s Introduction: Michael Snyder, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, &    Developmental Biology

2:40 p.m. Richard Lifton, Dept. of Genetics

                “Molecular Genetic Approaches to Human Disease”

3:25 p.m. Discussion

                        3:50 p.m. Coffee break, Mason Lounge, first floor

4:20 p.m. Stephen DellaPorta, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

                “Plant Functional Genomics, the Next Green Revolution”

5:05 p.m. Discussion

5:30 p.m.  Cocktails, President’s Room, Woolsey Hall

6:00 p.m.  Dinner, President’s Room, Woolsey Hall

                        After-dinner talk

                        Charles Baltay, Dept. of Physics

                        “Measuring the Age of the Universe Using Gravitational Lensing”