Seminars@PED in 2007

held at One Brattle Square, Harvard University (unless indicated as otherwise)

Date Name/Affiliation Title
Fri 9 Feb
Professor James J. Collins
Center for BioDynamics and Deptartment of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Engineering gene networks: Integrating synthetic biology & systems biology.

powerpoint presentation
Fri 9 Mar
Satoru Takahashi
Department of Economics, Princeton University
Community enforcement when players observe partners' past play.
Tue 13 Mar
Professor Erwin Frey
Statistical and Biological Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Rock-paper-scissors games and biodiversity.
Mon 9 Apr
Dr. Terence Burnham
Acadian Asset Management
Caveman economics: How Charles Darwin will save Adam Smith.

PDF on intentionality priming
PDF on engineering human cooperation
Tue 8 May
Dr. Becca Asquith
School of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
The cytotoxic T lymphocyte response to HIV-1 infection.
Tue 29 May
Dr. Hyman Hartman
Division of Bioengineering, MIT
The origin of life.
Thu 7 Jun
Professor Avner Friedman
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
Multiscale models of tumors.
Fri 8 Jun
Dr. Daniel Rankin
University of Bern, Switzerland
Population ecology and the evolutionary tragedy of the commons.
Tue 12 Jun
Dr. Jeffrey Fletcher
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada
Evolution of altruism theory: Fitness accounting methods and eausal explanations.
Fri 15 Jun
Professor Emir Kamenica
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
Dating markets: Theory and experimental evidence.

gender differences in mate selection (PDF)

on racial preferences in dating (PDF)
Mon 18 Jun
Dr. Oskar Hallatschek
Department of Physics
Surfing genes:
On the fate of neutral mutations in expanding populations.
Fri 22 Jun
Dr. Joe Yuichiro Wakano
University of Tokyo, Japan
Spatial public goods games: Coexistence of cooperators and defectors through spatial pattern formation.
Wed 15 Aug
Dr. Albert Cardona
Fly brain development.
Tue 18 Sep
Professor Chip Aquadro
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University
Inferences of biological function and evolutionary process from DNA sequence diversity.
Fri 19 Oct
Dr. Pat Barclay
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University
Social markets, cooperative signals, and the evolution of competitive altruism.
Tue 27 Nov
Professor Joachim Krug
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany
Clonal interference in large populations.