This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center).
The first day will consist of introductory talks. In particular, the lectures of Cooper and Lorsch are aimed at the mathematicians and the talks of Chow and Mallet-Paret are aimed at the biologists. These presentations will point towards common ground necessary to understand the challenges shared by the biologists and mathematicians.
The second day will consist of short informal presentations by some of the invited participants.
Thursday, March 2, 2006 8:15 - 8:50 Registration and Breakfast 8:50 - 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director 9:00 - 9:30 Introduction to DARPA Fundamental Laws of Biology Program Ben Mann, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency 9:30 - 10:30 Variability in Health and Disease: A clinician's perspective Tim Buchmann, Washington University 10:30 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 11:15 Why State-Dependent Delays and Regulatory Networks? Konstantin Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 11:15 - 12:15 Introduction to Signal Transduction/Genetic Regulation (I) Jon Lorsch, John Hopkins University 12:15 - 2:00 Lunch 2:00 - 3:00 Introduction to Delay Equations (I) Shui-Nee Chow, Georgia Institute of Technology 3:00 - 4:00 Introduction to Signal Transduction/ Genetic Regulation (II) Terrence Cooper, University of Tennesse 4:00 - 4:30 Break 4:30 - 5:30 Introduction to Delay Equations (II) John Mallet-Paret, Brown University 5:30 - 6:30 Informal Discussions 7:00 Dinner at Shogun 27 Friday, March 3, 2006 9:00 - 10:30 Discussion 10:30 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 12:30 Discussion 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 3:00 Discussion 3:00 - 3:30 Break 3:30 Discussion and Departure