Physics of Evolution Symposium

Living systems are built from physical components but must arise through a process of mutation and selection that puts constraints on their design and function. The Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and the Center for the Physics of Evolving System jointly sponsor our 2024 Symposium bringing together world leaders in studying this interface between physics and evolution as it applies to proteins, virology, cell biology, and developmental biology. This all-day symposium includes a poster session showcasing research in these areas as well as lunch and a reception including in-person discussion with the speakers.

Date: June 3, 2024

Location: Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161


9:00 – 9:30  am Breakfast

9:25 am Welcome and Introduction

Morning Session: 9:30 am – 11:45 am; Session Chair: Rama Ranganathan

9:30 am Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

10:15 am Lucy Colwell, University of Cambridge

11:00 am Arjun Raman, University of Chicago

11:45 am -1:00 pm Lunch

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm; Session Chair: Mike Rust

1:00 pm  Michael Elowitz, Caltech

1:45 pm Rama Ranganathan, University of Chicago

2:30 pm Nathalie Balaban, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
3:15 pm Coffee break
3:45 pm Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute of Science
4:30 pm Marc Kirschner, Harvard Medical School
5:15 – 6 pm Poster session and reception