Allen Frontiers Symposium

Allen Frontiers Symposium

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group presented the Allen Frontiers Symposium, held at The New York Academy of Sciences. This invitation-only, two-day event featured pioneer researchers – our Allen Discovery Center lead scientists and Allen Distinguished Investigators -- presenting their latest advances.

As we continue to explore the whole landscape of science, it is vital to understand where significant mysteries of science are still unsolved. The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group invests in investigators and centers for frontier explorations that lead to new fundamental insights and produce important solutions with big impact.

Allen Frontiers Symposium 2016

10/26/2016 to 10/27/2016

Topics and speakers included:

Markus Covert, Stanford University
Allen Discovery Center - Systems Modeling of Infection

Michael Levin, Tufts University
Allen Discovery Center - Reading and Writing the Morphogenetic Code

New Approaches to Big Questions in Antibiotic Resistance, Behavior and Development
Ethan Bier, University of California, San Diego
James J. Collins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bassem Hassan, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (ICM)

Alzheimer’s Disease:  Exploration of its Biological Roots
Fred “Rusty” Gage* and Jerome Mertens, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Jeffrey Iliff and William Rooney, Oregon Health & Science University
Martin Kampmann, Michael Keiser, and David Kokel, University of California, San Francisco
Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir, University of Cambridge
Aimee Kao, University of California, San Francisco

Neuronal Maturation In Vitro – Cracking Developmental Hurdles
Steve Horvath and Daniel Geschwind*, University of California, Los Angeles
William Lowry and Kathrin Plath*, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Macklis, Harvard University
Thomas Reh, Fred Rieke*, and Rachel Wong*, University of Washington
Erik Ullian and David Rowitch*, University of California, San Francisco

Lineage Tracing – Advances and Surprises from Cells to Vertebrates
Long Cai and Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology
Neil Kelleher, Northwestern University
Jay Shendure and Marshall Horwitz, University of Washington

Redefining Medical Research – From Cancer to Brain Interfaces
Bruce Chabner, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adrienne Fairhall, Chet Moritz, and Joshua Smith, University of Washington

Human Accelerated Regions – What makes us human?  
Svante Pääbo, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Christopher Walsh, Boston Children's Hospital

Cellular Decision Making – Strategies, Dynamics and Tradeoffs
Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco
Suckjoon Jun, University of California, San Diego
Thierry Emonet and Steve Zucker*, Yale University, and Tom Shimizu, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics

*Not Attending

New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007