Dynamical Modeling of Complex Biomedical Systems

Holiday Inn-Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C.
April 26 28, 2001



Thursday, April 26 (p.m.)

Overview Session Part I

1:00 - 1:30Eduardo Marban (John Hopkins Univ.), "Gene Transfer/Gene Therapy"
1:30 - 2:00Terry Speed (Berkeley), "Statistics and Microarray Data"
2:00 - 3:00Open discussion
DeWitt Sumners (Florida State), moderator
3:00 - 3:30Break

Mathematical Sciences and Disease States Part I

3:30 - 4:00Charles Peskin (NYU), "A Virtual Heart for Pathophysiology and Prosthesis Design"
4:00 - 4:30James Weiss (UCLA), "Biological Pattern Formation: From Arrhythmias to Embryos"
4:30 - 5:30Open discussion
DeWitt Sumners (Florida State), moderator
James Keener (Univ. of Utah), summarizer
5:30 - 6:30Reception


Friday, April 27

Overview Session Part II

8:30 - 9:00Michael Phelps (UCLA), "Genetic Engineering, Molecular Imaging, and Molecular Drug Design"
9:00 - 9:30Douglas Lauffenburger (MIT), "Cell Engineering: Quantitative Modeling and Experimental Studies of How Cell Functions Depend on Molecular Properties"
9:30 - 10:30Open discussion
Jim Weiss (UCLA), moderator
10:30 - 11:00Break

Mathematical Sciences and Disease States Part 2

11:00 - 11:30Dan Roden (Vanderbilt), "Using Genetics to Predict Individual Responses to Drugs Hope or Hype?"
11:30 - 12:00Bruce Levin (Emory University), "Mathematical Models of the Population Dynamics of Antibiotic Therapy"
12:00 - 1:00Open discussion
Jim Weiss (UCLA), moderator
James Keener (Univ. of Utah), summarizer
1:00 - 2:00Lunch

Dynamical Models of Cellular Processes

2:00 - 2:30John Tyson (Virginia Tech), "CyberYeast: A Computational Model of Cell Cycle Regulation in Budding Yeast"
2:30 - 3:00Byron Goldstein (Los Alamos), "Modeling Immunoreceptor Signaling: From the Generic to the Detailed"
3:00 - 3:30Garrett Odell (Univ. Washington), TBA
3:30 - 4:00George Oster (Berkeley), "The Mysterious Meanderings of Myxobacteria"
4:00 - 5:30Open discussion
Iain Johnstone (Stanford), moderator
Leon Glass (McGill Univ.), summarizer
5:30 - 6:30Reception


Saturday, April 28


9:00 - 9:30John Rinzel (NYU), "Modeling the Thalamus in Sleep and Awake States"
9:30 - 10:00Don Johnson (Rice Univ.), "Information Processing: Data Analysis and Theory"
10:00 - 10:30Larry Abbott (Brandeis University), "The Effects of Noise on Neural Response Dynamics and Gain"
10:30 - 11:00Emery Brown (Harvard Medical School), "Dynamics of Spatial Information Encoding in the Rat Hippocampus"
11:00 - 12:30Open discussion
Peter Bickel (Berkeley), moderator
Keith Worsley (McGill University), summarizer




Program committee:Peter Bickel, University of California at Berkeley
 David Galas, Keck Graduate Institute
 David Hoel, Medical University of South Carolina
 Iain Johnstone, Stanford University
 Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 De Witt Sumners, Florida State University
 James Weiss, University of California at Los Angeles


This workshop is made possible by grants from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Department of Energy,
Microsoft Corporation, and the Sloan Foundation.