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Prepublication Copy Appendix B - Agenda The Role of the Life Sciences in Transforming America’s Future The 2008 National Academies Biology Summit December 3rd, 2008 1200 New York Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20005 8:30 a.m. Welcome from the President Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences 8:45 a.m. James P. Collins Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation 9:15 a.m. Raymond L. Orbach Undersecretary for Science in the United States Department of Energy 9:45 a.m. Thomas R. Cech President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 10:15 a.m. David T. Kingsbury Chief Program Officer for Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 10:45 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. Susan Hockfield President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11:30 a.m. Susan Desmond-Hellmann President of Product Development, Genentech 12:00 p.m. Harold Varmus President of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break 2:15 p.m. Cynthia Kenyon American Cancer Society Professor, UCSF 2:45 p.m. Lucy Shapiro Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Stanford University 3:15 p.m. Break 3:30 p.m. Robert Fraley Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto 4:00 p.m. Elias A. Zerhouni former Director of the National Institutes of Health 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Keith Yamamoto Chairman, Board on Life Sciences, National Research Council 17