Program

Tuesday 7/19/2011
7:30 - 8:30Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Overview:
Bernardo Barbiellini (Northeastern University, Physics)
Guevara Noubir (Northeastern University, CS)

Opening Remarks:
Keith Marzullo, Division Director, NSF CISE/CNS
Susanne Hambrusch, Division Director, NSF CISE/CCF
Anne Maglia, Program Director, NSF BIO/DBI
Sajal Das, Program Director, NSF CISE/CNS
Perspective Presentations I
9:00 – 9:20New Approaches for Remote, Contact-less Control of Stimulatory Cells in-Vivo
Arnd Pralle (University of Buffalo, Biophysics)
9:20 – 9:40DNA Meta-Molecules: Synthetic Biology via DNA Nanostructures & Hybridization Reactions
John Reif (Duke University, CS)
9:40 – 10:00Molecular Information Theory, Energy Efficiency and Molecular Computing
Thomas Schneider (National Institutes of Health, NCI-Frederick)
10:00 – 10:20Synthetic Biology: the Next Generation of Biotechnology
Christina Smolke (Stanford University , Bio Eng)
10:20 – 10:50Coffee break
10:50 – 12:30 Disciplinary Breakout Sessions
Wireless-to-Bio Transductions
Group leaders: Ada Poon (Stanford University, EE), Arnd Pralle (University of Buffalo, Physics)

Synthetic Biology
Group leaders: Douglas Densmore (Boston University, ECE), Christina Smolke (Stanford University, Bio Eng)

Molecular Computing
Group leaders: Christopher Rose (Rutgers University, ECE), Thomas Schneider (NIH, NIC)
12:30 – 1:30Working Lunch (breakout sessions continued)
1:30 – 2:30Group Leaders Report from Disciplinary Breakout Sessions
[State of the Art, Recent Breakthroughs, Challenges, Directions]

[Wireless-to-Bio Transductions, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Computing]
2:30 – 3:00General Discussion and Synthesis of Unifying Themes
Moderator: Guevara Noubir (Northeastern University, CS)
3:00 – 3:30Coffee Break
3:30 – 5:30Breakout Sessions on Unifying Themes
Nanoscience for Bio-Synthetic Wireless Sensor Networks
Group Leaders: John Reif (Duke University, CS), Christof Teuscher (Portland State University, CS)

Wireless Control of Nano-Structures and Bio-Networks in Healthcare and Medicine
Group Leaders: Sanjay Kumar (UC Berkeley, Bio Eng), Carlo Piermarocchi (Michigan State University, Physics)

Information Collection for Complex Biological Systems
Group Leaders: Kalyan Basu (CARLBio), Jung-chih Chiao (University of Texas at Arlington, EE)
5:30 - 6:00Group Leaders Preliminary Report from Unifying Themes Sessions

Nanoscience for Bio-Synthetic Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Control of Nano-Structures and Bio-Networks in Healthcare and Medicine
Information Collection for Complex Biological Systems
6:00 - 6:30Report Generation and Expectations
7:00 – Working Dinner: Daring Opinions and Visionary Ideas
Shared Organizing Principles in the Computing and Biological Sciences –
Recapitulating the NSF Workshop held in May, 2010

Mitra Basu (NSF, CISE/CCF)

Moderators: Manu Prakash (Stanford University, Bio Eng), Christopher Rose (Rutgers University, ECE),
Wednesday 7/20/2011
7:30 - 8:30Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50Welcome Remarks:
Suzanne Iacono, Deputy Assistant Director (Acting) , NSF CISE

Recap:
Bernardo Barbiellini, Guevara Noubir (Northeastern University)
Perspective Presentations II
8:50 – 9:10Biophysical Strategies for Graded and Dynamic Actuation of Cellular Signaling
Sanjay Kumar (UC Berkeley, Bio Eng)
9:10 - 9:30Wireless Locomotive Micro Implant: Translating EM torque into controlled motion
Ada Poon (Stanford University, EE)
9:30 - 9:50Magnetic Orientation and Radio-Frequency Oscillating electromagnetic fields:
Possible Mechanisms of Interaction

Thorsten Ritz (UC Irvine, Physics)
9:50 - 10:10Structure and Stability of Networks and Ways Towards their Improvement using Biologically Inspired Tools
Zohar Nussinov (Washington University in St. Louis, Physics)
10:10 – 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00Breakout Sessions on Unifying Themes [continued with optional reshuffling]
12:00 – 1:00Working Lunch (breakout sessions continued)
1:00 - 1:30A Potential Unifying Theme Based on Disciplinary Breakout Sessions
Douglas Densmore (Boston University, ECE), Christopher Rose (Rutgers University, ECE)
1:30 - 2:00Remarks and Discussions
Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director, NSF CISE
2:00 – 2:30Reports on Unifying Themes Breakout Sessions
[Grand Challenges, Game Changing Breakthroughs, Perspectives]

Nanoscience for Bio-Synthetic Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Control of Nano-Structures and Bio-Networks in Healthcare and Medicine
Information Collection for Complex Biological Systems
2:30 – 3:00General Discussion: Strategy and Directions
Moderator: Bernardo Barbiellini (Northeastern University)