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2024 Annual Meeting

Date & Time

April 4 - 5, 2024

Location

Gerald D. Fischbach

Auditorium

160 5th Ave

New York, NY 10010

United States

Thurs.: 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Fri.: 8:30 AM - 2 PM

Organizer: Richard Carthew (Northwestern University)

Meeting Goals

The NSF-Simons National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology (NITMB) was created by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation to enable innovative research at the intersection of mathematical and biological sciences. The two overarching goals of the NITMB are to catalyze integration of mathematics into fundamental biological research and to develop new mathematics inspired by biological phenomena and practices. Engagement from the larger research community is an important part of the NITMB’s vision.

 

The 2024 annual meeting of the NITMB will bring together leading mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and biologists who are interested in interdisciplinary research that aligns with the NITMB’s goals.

 

The meeting will survey progress in several biological fields, including neuroscience, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and cell biology. Speakers will report on results enabled by methodologies such as data-driven modeling and inference, dynamical systems far from equilibrium, dimension reduction, stochastic optimization, and information theory. The presentations will elucidate a broad spectrum of theoretical and experimental work cutting across traditional boundaries.

Thursday

8:30 AM    CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST

9:30 AM    Daniel Fisher | Ecology and Perpetual Evolution in High Dimensions

10:30 AM   BREAK

11:00 AM    Yogesh Goyal | Chance, Necessity, or Free Will: Decision Making in Single Cells

12:00 PM   LUNCH

1:00 PM     Brent Doiron  | Heterogeneity and Dimension in Recurrent Neuronal Networks

2:00 PM    BREAK

2:30 PM    Niall Mangan  | Data-Driven Model Discovery Meets Mechanistic Modeling for Biological Systems

3:30 PM    BREAK

4:00 PM    Arvind Murugan | The Origin of Non-Equilibrium Order

5:00 PM    DAY ONE CONCLUDES

Friday

8:30 AM    CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST

9:30 AM    Paul François | Understanding Complex (Biological) Systems in Latent Space

10:30 AM   BREAK

11:00 AM   Stephanie Palmer | What Should Biological Systems Throw Away?

12:00 PM  LUNCH

1:00 PM    Richard Carthew | Tweaking Mendel’s First Law of Inheritance with Growth

2:00 PM   MEETING CONCLUDES

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