ITS Symposium Archive

Searching for simpler models

Toward the physics of complex behaviors

Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 9:30 am

Animal navigation in uncertain environments
Agnese Seminara, Université Côte d’Azur

Quantitative windows into the minds of dolphins
Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University

How birds sing: Taking precise data, making precise theories.
Samuel Sober and...

Dynamics and information in transcriptional control

Fri, May 3, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Transcription factors, chromosome topology, and transcription control
Jie Xiao, Johns Hopkins University

The role of phase separation in regulation of gene transcription in eukaryotes
Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The problem of ecological diversity

Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

A bottom-up approach to microbial community assembly
Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The origin of chaos in large interacting ecosystems
Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure

Collective behaviors in large interactive ecosystems: A phase diagram...

Exploring large populations of neurons

Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Measuring and understanding the brain’s model of the external world
Loren Frank, University of California at San Francisco and HHM

The intrinsic neuronal dynamics of a canonical cognitive circuit
Ila Fiete, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Exploring Sequence Space - Symposium

Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 9:30 am

Sequence diversity in the adaptive immune system
Curtis Callan, Princeton University

Deep learning and proteins
Lucy Colwell, Cambridge University

Learning protein constitutive motifs from sequence data
Remi Monasson, École Normale Supérieure

Seeing beyond V1 - Symposium

Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 9:30 am

Neural mechanisms for seeing without V1
Tony Ro, The Graduate Center, CUNY

How the brain signals memories of what we’ve seen
Nicole Rust, University of Pennsylvania

How high-order image statistics shape cortical visual processing
Jonathan Victor, Weill...

Evolutionary Dynamics and Influenza - Symposium

Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 9:30 am

In recent years, ideas and methods form statistical physics have reshaped our understanding of simple models for evolutionary dynamics, as well as suggesting new approaches to the analysis of large scale sequence data. Viruses, and teir interactions with their hosts, provide a natural laboratory for these ideas.

ITS Symposium: Protein droplets and the physics of intracellular phase separation

Fri, Dec 1, 2017, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cells contain compartments (organelles), bounded by membranes, within which particular functions are localized.

ITS Symposium: Physics of bacterial growth

Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

The growth of bacteria provides a literal microcosm of the problems faced by all cells and organisms.  Growth requires extracting energy from the available nutrients, and this in turn requires coordinated expression of the genes that code for metabolic enzymes.  During the growth process itself cells have to make multiple decisions, with life-...

ITS Symposium: Quantitative approaches to behavior

Fri, Sep 15, 2017, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

The first thing that fascinates us about life is the macroscopic behavior of organisms.