q-bio Conference (2018)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

12:00 - 4:00 pmREGISTRATION 

Unless otherwise noted, all talks are held in the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) Auditorium (Room 103).

1:00 - 3:30 pm

Tutorials: Parallel Sessions

BRC 282

BRC 284

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Opening Remarks

  • Lingchong You, Program Committee Chair - Welcome and Conference Overview
  • Yousif Shamoo, Vice Provost for Research, Rice University - Welcome to Rice
  • Oleg Igoshin, Local Committee Chair - Logistics Overview and Sponsors Acknowledgement
  • Jose Onuchic, Co-Director of Center for Theoretical Biological Physics - Welcome and Keynote Speaker Introduction
4:30 - 5:30 pmKeynote Talk: "Thinking About the Cancer-Immune Interaction"Herbert Levine, Rice University
6:30 - 10:00 pmNight at the Museum ReceptionHouston Museum of Natural Science

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Session Chair: Fred Mackintosh, Rice University

9:00 - 9:30 amInvited Talk: "Quantitative Behavior: Understanding What Animals Do and How Brains Control Them"Joshua Shaevitz, Princeton University
9:30 - 9:50 amContributed Talk: "Sign Epistasis Induced by Ribosome Collisions During Eukaryotic mRNA Translation"Arvind Subramaniam, Fred Hutchinson Research Center
9:50 - 10:10 amContributed Talk: "Properties of Gene Expression and Chromatin Structure and Mechanically Regulated Transcription"Stuart Sevier, Rice University
10:10 - 10:30 amContributed Talk:"Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena in Mutualistic Communities under Invasion"Bo Wang, Stanford University
10:30 - 11:00 amCOFFEE BREAK

Session Chair: Oleg Igoshin, Rice University

11:00 - 11:30 amInvited Talk: "Evolutionary Search and Races in the Adaptive Immune System"Shenshen Wang, University of California, Los Angeles
11:30 - 11:50 amContributed Talk: "Precision in a Rush: Hunchback Pattern Formation in a Limited Time"Huy Tran, École Normale Supérieur
11:50 - 12:20 pm
Spotlight Talk Session I: 
"Anomalous Diffusion, Spatial Coherence, and Viscoelasticity from the Epigenetic Energy Landscape of Human Chromosomes"Michelle Di Pierro, Rice University
"Quantifying Epistatic Conservation Across Genetic and Environmental Backgrounds"Andrew D. Mathis, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Modeling the Regulation of Cancer Metabolism: Interplay Between Glycolysis and OXPHOS"Dongya Jia, Rice University
"Antigen Recognition at Immune-Cell Interfaces: Probing the Role of Mechanical Forces"Steven M. Abel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Agent-Based Model for Developmental Aggregation in Myxococcus xanthus Bacteria"Zhaoyang Zhang, Rice University
"Effects of Cell Cycle Noise on Excitable Circuits"William Ott, University of Houston

12:20 - 1:30 pm

12:30 - 1:30 pm



Special Session:

"NIH Peer Review and Research Initiatives for Quantitative Biologists"

BioScience Research Collaborative,
Event/Exhibition Hall, Room 120

Craig, N Giroux, Center for Scientific Review/NIH
(10th Floor, BRC Room 1060 A/B)

Session Chair: Ido Golding, Baylor College of Medicine

1:30 - 2:00 pmInvited Talk: "Hyaluronan Glycocalyx Physically Modulates Cell Adhesion and Migration"Jennifer Curtis, Georgia Institute of Technology
2:00 - 2:30 pmInvited Talk: "Comprehensive, High-Resolution Binding Energy Landscapes of Transcription Factor Binding"Polly Fordyce, Stanford University
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Spotlight Talk Session II: 
"Using the Automated Building of Computational Models to Understand Cardiotoxic Drug Responses"Robert P. Sheehan, Harvard Medical School
"Modulation of Conjugation in Pathogenic Escherichia coli"Jonathan Bethke, Duke University
"The Role of Metabolic Spatiotemporal Dynamics in Modulating Biofilm Colony Expansion"Federico Bocci, Rice University
"Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Phage-Biofilm Interactions"Hemaa Selvakumar, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Ensemble Response of Immune Repertoires to Vaccination"Maximilian Puelma Touzel, École Normale Supérieur
"Modularity of the Metabolic Gene Network as a Prognostic Biomaker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma"Fengdan Ye, Rice University
3:00 - 3:30 pmCOFFEE BREAK 

Session Chair: Joshua Shaevitz, Princeton University

3:30 - 3:50 pmContributed Talk: "An Artificial Cell-Cycle System: How Network Structures Modulate the Clock Function"Qiong Yang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
3:50 - 4:10 pmContributed Talk: "How to Model Cell Decision Making Errors"Ali Abdi, New Jersey Institute of Technology
4:10 - 4:30 pmContributed Talk: "Design principles of Binding-Induced Selective Transport Through the nuclear Pore Complex"Loren Hough, University of Colorado
4:30 - 4:50 pmContributed Talk: "Increased Mortality Favors Fast-Growing Species in Microbial Communities"Clare Abreu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:50 - 5:10 pmContributed Talk: "Synthetic NF-κB: A Building Approach to Study Complex Signaling Behaviors"Ping Wei, Peking University
7:30 - 10:00 pmPoster Session IBioScience Research Collaborative,
Event/Exhibition Hall, Room 120

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Session Chair: Linchong You, Duke University

9:00 - 9:30 amInvited Talk: "The Outer Membrane is an Essential Load-Bearing Element in Gram-Negative Bacteria"KC Huang, Stanford University
9:30 - 10:00 amInvited Talk: "Ant Rafts and Maggot Flows"David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:00 - 10:30 am
Spotlight Talk Session III 
"Dynamic Interrogation of the Bacillus Subtilis Sporulation Network using an Engineered Light-Switchable Two-Component System"Sebastian Castillo-Hair, Rice University
"Temporal Precision of Regulated Gene Expression"Shivam Gupta, Purdue University
"Carbohydrate Storage Determines Cell Size and Cell Fate"Yanjie Liu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Survival of the Chiral"Ashish Bino George, Boston University
"Causes and Consequences of Asynchrony in D. discoideum Multicellular Development"Ricardo Martinez-Garcia, Princeton University
"Measuring Transcription from a Single Gene Copy in Live Escherichia coli Cells"Jing Zhang, Baylor College of Medicine
10:30 - 11:00 amCOFFEE BREAK 

Session Chair: Yi Jiang, Georgia State University

11:00 - 11:30 amInvited Talk: "Regulatory Networks in Synthetic Microbial Consortia"Matt Bennett, Rice University
11:30 - 11:50 amContributed Talk: "Impact of a Periodic Presence of Antimicrobial on Resistance Evolution"Anne-Florence Bitbol, Institut Curie
11:50 - 12:10 pmContributed Talk: "A High Throughput Optogenetic System to Interrogate MAPK Signaling Network Dynamics at the Single Cell Level"Coralie Dessauges, University of Bern
12:10 - 12:30 pmContributed Talk: "In-Sequence Coding of Noise in Gene Expression"Enrique Balleza, Harvard University
12:30 - 1:45 pmLUNCHBioScience Research Collaborative,
Event/Exhibition Hall, Room 120

Session Chair: Elena Koslover, University of California, San Diego

1:45 - 2:15 pmInvited Talk: "The Microbial Brain: Electrochemical Signaling and Higher-Order Coordination in Bacterial Communities"Gurol Suel, University of California, San Diego
2:15 - 2:45 pmInvited Talk: "When Things Go Wrong: A Breakdown of Breakdowns in Optimally Resilient Vascular Networks"Eleni Katifori, University of Pennsylvania
2:45 - 3:15 pm
Spotlight Talk Session IV: 
"Multiplexing Cell-Cell Communication"John Sexton, Rice University
"Role of Stochasticity in Mammalian Drug Resistance"Kevin Farquhar, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
"Regulation of T Cell Expansion by the Dynamics of Antigen Presentation"Andreas Mayer, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University
"Stochastic Modeling Quantifies Tumor Elimination and Evasion in the Setting of Immunotherapy"Jason George, Rice University
"Optimal Sensory Network for the Unfolded Protein Response"Wylie Stroberg, University of Michigan
"Intracellular Bistable Signaling in Streptococcus mutans Competence Regulation"Simon Underhill, University of Florida
3:15 - 3:45 pmCOFFEE BREAK 

Session Chair: Michael Diehl, Rice University

3:45 - 4:05 pmContributed Talk: "Metabolic Organization Through Glucose-Mediated Regulation of Mitochondrial Transport"Elena Koslover, University of California, San Diego
4:05 - 4:35 pmInvited Talk: "Membrane Criticality and Ion Channel Function"Ben Machta, Yale University
4:35 - 4:55 pmContributed Talk: "Emergent Versus Individual-Based Multicellular Chemotaxis"Sean Fancher, Purdue University
4:55 - 5:15 pmContributed Talk: "Evolution of New Regulatory Functions"Tamar Friedlander, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
7:30 - 10:00 pmPoster Session IIBioScience Research Collaborative,
Event/Exhibition Hall, Room 120

Friday, June 29, 2018

Session Chair: Dmitry Makarov, University of Texas

9:00 - 9:30 amInvited Talk: "Binary Transcriptional Control of Pattern Formation in Development"Hernan Garcia, University of California, Berkeley
9:30 - 10:00 amInvited Talk: "Crowd Dynamics on a Lively Bridge"Igor Belykh, Georgia State University
10:00 - 10:20 amContributed Talk: "In Situ Analysis of Microbial Communities Using Expansion Microscopy"Youngbin Lim, Stanford University
10:20 - 10:40 amContributed Talk: "Homeostasis of Protein and mRNA Concentrations in Growing Cells"Jie Lin, Harvard University
10:40 - 11:10 amCOFFEE BREAK 

Session Chair: Margaret Cheung-Wyker, University of Houston

11:10 - 11:40 amInvited Talk: "Integrating Multiplex Single-Molecule Pull-Down (SiMPull) Data and Computational Modeling to Understand EGFR Signaling"Diane Lidke, University of New Mexico
11:40 - 12:00 pmContributed Talk: "Biphasic Translation during Viral Infection"Tomasz Lipniacki, Polish Academy of Sciences
12:00 - 12:20 pmContributed Talk: "Four Simple Rules That Are Sufficient to Generate the Mammalian Blastocyst"Silas Boye Nissen, Niels Bohr Institute
12:20 - 1:30 pmLUNCHBioScience Research Collaborative,
Event/Exhibition Hall, Room 120

Session Chair: Cecilia Clementi, Rice University

1:30 - 2:00 pmInvited Talk: "Biomolecular Folding and Dynamics from Single-Molecule Measurements"Dmitrii Makarov, University of Texas at Austin
2:00 - 2:20 pmContributed Talk: "Partial inhibition of HIV Cell-to-Cell Spread Results in More HIV Infected Lymph Node Cells"Alex Sigal, KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV
2:20 - 2:40 pmContributed Talk: "Quantifying Physiology-Ecology Feedback Enables Prediction of Microbial Community Dynamics"Wenying Shou, Fred Hutchinson Research Center
2:40 - 3:00 pmContributed Talk: "Predicting Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness from Evolution of the Dominant Epitope"Melia Bonomo, Rice University
3:00 - 3:30 pmCOFFEE BREAK 

Session Chair: Anatoly Kolomeisky, Rice University

3:30 - 4:00 pmInvited Talk: "Bacterial Viruses Organize Subcellular Environments to Mediate Heterogeneous Development"Lanying Zeng, Texas A&M University
4:00 - 4:20 pmContributed Talk: "Precision Measurements of Regulatory Energetics in Living Cells"Justin Kinney, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
4:20 - 4:40 pmContributed Talk: "Cellular Sorting and Trafficking Mediated by Membrane Microdomains"Ilya Levental, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
4:40 - 5:00 pmContributed Talk: "Biophysics of Adversarial Examples"Thomas Rademaker, McGill University
6:30 - 9:30 pmClosing Banquet: "Wisdom of Hives and Mounds: Collective Problem Solving by Super-Organisms"Rice Memorial Center Banquet Speaker: Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University

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