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Lectures & Events

Academic Symposia are hosted throughout the year to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge scientific achievements of the University's faculty, as well as national and international leaders spanning various fields of research.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Inaugural Peter H. Sellers Lecture
Dirichlet Mixtures, the Dirichlet Process, and the Topography of Amino Acid Multinomial Space
Stephen F. Altschul, Ph.D., senior investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
The Joshua Lederberg–John von Neumann Symposium: Towards Quantitative Biology
10:30 am: Correlated Mutations and Homologous Recombination in Bacterial Populations, Edo Kussell, Ph.D., associate professor, department of biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
11:45 am: Immune Recognition, Spandrel and Antagonism, Paul François, Ph.D., associate professor, department of physics, McGill University, Canada
2:00 pm: Neural Mechanisms of Visual Object Recognition, Tatyana O. Sharpee, Ph.D., associate professor and Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
3:00 pm: Confidence, Deliberation, and Democracy, Mariano Sigman, Ph.D., associate professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina; visiting professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
4:30 pm: Possible and Impossible Cells, Mukund Thattai, Ph.D., associate professor, Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

Friday, September 08, 2017
Anderson Center for Cancer Research Symposium