ITS Symposia

Chromosomes, condensates, and transcriptional control

Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 10:00 am

All cells must control the reading out (“transcription”) of information encoded in their DNA.  
In this symposium we will look at new observations on the condensation of protein droplets surrounding sites of active transcription,
at new theoretical approaches to the  dynamics of chromosomes, and at theories that connect these...

Language, learning, and networks

Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 10:00 am

We are in the midst of a revolution driven by models for learning in neural networks.
In this symposium we will explore these models, their application to the deep networks that are the state of the art in language processing by machines,
and the relation of these ideas to the extraordinary ability of human infants to learn...