Life at Small Copy Numbers (#137)

The main theme for this symposium is to understand operating principles of the function and robustness of biological systems composed of molecular constituents of small copy numbers. Cells execute essential functions such as transcription, signal transduction and hormonal regulation through networks of molecular interactions. These interactions are often stochastic due to the low cellular levels of many participating macromolecules, yet the networks are able to respond to a variety of stimulations accurately in space and time. Molecular interactions in such a system can only be described probabilistically instead of deterministically, and therefore new experimental advances and theoretical modeling are required to understand the behaviors and operating principles of networks composed of molecular constituents of small copy numbers. This symposium will focus especially on the following topics; i) development of novel, cutting-edge methodologies and approaches to analyze cooperative behaviors of molecules of small copy numbers in living cells, ii) studies of functions, behaviors, and stabilities of cellular networks that are constituted and/or regulated by molecules of small copy numbers, and iii) theoretical concepts and models that quantitatively integrate, interpret, and predict experimental results.

Dates and Times:
Dec. 19th, Morning (137-1A)
Dec. 19th, Afternoon (137-2P)
Dec. 20th, Morning (137-3A)

Invited speakers:
Chen, Bi-Chang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Chou, Shen-Ju (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Elijah, Robert (Johns Hopkins)
Hsu, Chao-Ping (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Jun, Suckjooh (UCSD)
Kim, Minsu (Emory Univ.)
Komatsuzaki, Tamiki (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
Lin, Yihan (CalTech)
Nagai, Takeharu (Osaka Univ., Japan)
Philips, Rob (CalTech)
Raj, Arjun (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Singh, Abhyudai (Univ. of Delaware)
Togashi, Yuichi (Hirsohima Univ., Japan)
Ueda, Hiroki (RIKEN, Japan)
Wang, Jin (Stony Brook Univ.)
Weinberger, Leor (UCSF)
Last update: Dec 28, 2015