Molecular Puzzles of Life
Several fantastic presentations were given as we organized a symposium in the U.S. for the first time, hosted by Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). High school students from the area attended, asking excellent questions to the speakers. Below you can replay the entire symposium!
Time: November 16-17, 2018 Location: Massachussetts Institute of Technology, United States
Friday 16 November
09:00 – 9:10 Opening remarks
Bengt Nordén, Founding Patron, Molecular Frontiers Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
09:10 – 10:00 Richard Schrock, Department of Chemistry, MIT
The Continuing Story of Olefin Metathesis
10:00 – 10:50 Rosalind Picard, the Media Lab, MIT
What Can We Learn About How Our Brains Work From A Smart Watch?
11:10 – 12:00 Ed Boyden, the Media Lab, MIT
Seeing and Controlling the Molecules of Life
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:20 George Church, Harvard Medical School & MIT Media Lab
The Puzzle: How We Develop and Age?
14:20 – 15:10 Dean Kamen, DEKA Research
15:10 – 16:00 Robert Langer, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Recent Excitement in Designer Materials and Sustained Release
16:00 – 16:20 Break
16:20 – 17:10 Jack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
How did Life Emerge on the Early Earth?
17:10 – 18:10 Panel Discussions
Saturday 17 November
09:00-09:10 Remarks; 60 Minutes Media Lab Video Segment
Shuguang Zhang, Symposium Organizer, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
09:10 – 10:00 Shuguang Zhang, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Media Lab
Curiosity-driven research: Fractals and QTY code
10:00 – 10:50 Li-Huei Tsai, MIT and Picower Institute
Unique Visual Stimulation May Be New Treatment For Alzheimer’s
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:00 Feng Zhang, MIT and Broad Institute
Advances in Genome Editing
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 David Kong, MIT Media Lab
14:00-14:30 Simmie Foster, Massachusetts General Hospital
Molecules of Pain
14:30 – 15:00 Andreas Mershin, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Questions are More Important Than Answers
15:00-15:30 Deborah Donnelly, UPS Pilot
Flying High: How Curiosity Can Lead You to Your Dream Jobs?
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 Announcement of 2018 winners of Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prizes
Andreas Mershin and Liz Ball
17:00 – 18:00 Panel Discussions
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