8th Annual Research Workshop

Time and Location

7-8 June, 2013, Duke University, Smith Warehouse


Friday 7 June

Smith Warehouse, Duke East Campus

14:00: Robert Brandon, Welcome and Introduction

14:00-15:30: Ulrich Stegmann, HPS, Cambridge, “Information Concepts in the Life Sciences: Inferring Theoretical Roles from Actual Usage”

15:30-15:45: Coffee break

15:45-16:45: Evan Charney, Duke University, “Behavior Genetics and Postgenomics”
→Comment: Robert Brandon, Duke University

16:45-17:00: Coffee break

17:00-17:30: Orlin Vakarelov, Duke University, “Information Models for Biology”

17:30-18:00: Antoine C. Dussault, Université de Montréal, “Ecosystem Health: A Normative but Non-Etiological Account of Ecosystem Function” (Idea)

18:00-19:00: Reception

19:30: Diner at Revolution

Saturday 8 June

Smith Warehouse, Duke East Campus

09:00-09:30: Breakfast

10:00-10:30: David Crawford, Duke University, “Information Transmission and Entropy in Fisher’s Genetical Theory” (Idea)

10:30-11:00: Kriti Sharma, “Signal Transduction With and Without ‘Information’” (Idea)

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:15: Sebastien Dutreuil, IHPST, Paris 1,“A review of the Gaia hypothesis and a discussion of the three kinds of comptutational models it uses.”
→Comment: Tyler Curtain, Duke University

12:15-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Cory Lewis, IHPST, Toronto, “Generality, contingency and the protein universe”
→Comment: Leonore Fleming, Duke University

14:30-14:45: Coffee break

14:45-15:45: Jonathan Birch, HPS, Cambridge, “Propositional content in signalling systems”
→Comment: Francoise Longy, IHPST, Paris 1

15:45-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-17:00: Michel Morange, IHPST, Paris 1, “Information and Transmission in Epigenetics”

17:00-17:15: Coffee break

17:15-18:15: Frédéric Bouchard, Université de Montréal, “How Research on Symbiosis Should Transform Our Understanding of Adaptation”

18:15: End of the workshop