October 25, 2007 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Clark Center Auditorium
James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
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In-Kind Collaborations

Together with Stanford’s National NIH Center for Physics-based Simulation of Biological Structures, Bio-X hosted this event to educate students and scientists from different disciplines about the exciting uses of simulations driven by the laws of physics and mechanics across a range of scales, from molecules to organisms.


Breakfast and Registration

Clark auditorium lobby

Carla J. Shatz, Director of Bio-X, Professor of Biological Sciences and Neurobiology

Russ B. Altman, Professor and Chair of Bioengineering

Scott L. Delp, Professor of Bioengineering

Welcome and overview of Bio-X

Mimi A.R. Koehl, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Locomoting in natural environments: Swimming by microscopic organisms in currents and waves

Joachim Frank, Investigator, Computational Biology and Molecular Imaging; Professor, School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Ribosome in Motion, as seen by Cryo-EM

Break - Refreshments served

Clark auditorium lobby

Klaus Schulten, Swanlund Professor of Physics; Director, Theoretical and Computational Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Computational Approach to Structural Systems Biology

Roger D. Kamm, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Polymerization dynamics, structure and rheology of actin-like networks

Vijay S. Pande, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Structural Biology, Stanford University

New paradigms for molecular simulation: from protein folding to the ribosome

Lunch break

Robert J. Full, Chancellor's Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley

Using Dynamic Models to Test Neuromechanical Control Hypotheses

John R. Hutchinson, Lecturer, Structure and Motion Laboratory, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Simulation of giant land animals: biomechanical explorations of the “right wall” of locomotor design


Claire J. Tomlin, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California Berkeley

How modeling and computation can help to understand cell polarity in developmental biology

Jessica K. Hodgins, Professor, Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

Controlling Human Characters

Demetri Terzopoulos, Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Biomechanics and Control for the Simulation of Humans and Lower Animals

Posters and reception (Simbios & Bio-X/Bio-E fellows)