YSEF 2003


WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2003
Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; talks begin at 9:30 a.m.   
WHERE: The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street (between College and Temple)

9:30 - 11:30 a.m., SESSION I:  Taking Darwin seriously:  phylogenetic trees and evolutionary medicine   

Session Chair:  Gunter Wagner, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Michael J. Donoghue, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
“Phylogenies and the Recurrence of Form in Evolution”

Steven Stearns, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
“The Scope and Significance of Evolutionary Medicine.”

11:30 a.m.   Lunch Break (buffet style in the dining room)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., SESSION II:  Quantum information

Session Chair:  Douglas Stone, Dept. of Applied Physics

Steven M. Girvin, Dept. of Physics
“Mr. Feynman’s Quantum Mechanics:  A Field Guide for Curious Characters”

Michel Devoret, Dept. of Applied Physics and Physics
“Manipulating the quantum state of an electrical circuit”

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-5:30  p.m., SESSION III:   Chemical Biology

  Session Chair:  Craig M. Crews, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular &      Developmental Biology

Alanna Schepartz, Dept. of Chemistry;
“Deconvoluting the Proteomic Morass:  Miniature Protein Ligands for Diverse Protein Surfaces”

Thomas D. Pollard, Dept.  of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
“Understanding the molecular basis of cellular motility through biophysics and biochemistry”

in the Graduate Club Dining Room
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.,  Cocktails
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.,  Dinner