4:15-4:45:

Emergence and robustness of multicellular behavior in bacteria

Joao Xavier, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

4:45-5:15:

Mathematical and computational challenges in the study of complex adaptive systems

Simon A. Levin, Princeton University

5:15-6:00:

DISCUSSION

6:00-6:15:

CONCLUDING REMARKS

6:15:

ADJOURN DAY ONE

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012

8:30-9:00:

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15:

Summary of Day One: David Relman

9:15-10:00:

KEYNOTE: Glowing corpses & radiant excrement: The role of bioluminescence in microbial communities

Edith Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Association Moderator: Lonnie King

10:00-10:30:

DISCUSSION

10:30-10:45:

BREAK

SESSION III: Community Adaptation and Response to Environmental Stimuli
Moderator: David Rizzo

10:45-11:15:

Interspecies interactions among rhizosphere and soil bacteria

Jo Handelsman, Yale University

11:15-11:45:

Contact dependent mechanisms of communication in bacteria

David Low, University of California, Santa Barbara



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