Conference Program

Wednesday May 3

Chair: Marcos Nahmad (Cinvestav, Mexico)

 [NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: Arturo Rosenblueth Auditorium]

5:00 – 5:10 pm: Conference opening: José Mustre, General Director, CINVESTAV

5:15 – 6:15 pm: Opening Lecture: Arthur Lander (UC-Irvine, USA)

Robustness, control and the organization of developmental pattern

6:15 pm: Opening Reception

Thursday May 4

Chair: Juan Manuel Pedraza (U. de Los Andes, Colombia)

9:00 – 9:35 am: Invited Speaker I

Mary Teruel (Stanford, USA) – Feedback control of mammalian cell differentiation

9:40 – 11:00 am: Short Talks: Session I

9:40 – 10:00 am: Mónica García (C3-UNAM, Mexico)
10:00 – 10:20 am: Didier Barradas (Barcelona Supercomp. Center, Spain)
10:20 – 10:40 am: José Carlos Ramón Hernández (Center for Genomic Sciences-UNAM, Mexico)
10:40 – 11:00 am: Matías Alvarado (Cinvestav-Mexico City, Mexico)

11:00 – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:05 pm: Invited Speaker II

Osvaldo Chara (IFLySiB, Argentina) – Mechanisms of tissue regeneration in the axolotl

12:05 – 12:40 pm: Invited Speaker III

Alexander de Luna (Cinvestav-Langebio, Mexico) – TBD

12:40 – 1:20 pm: 5-minutes Poster Flash Talks: Session I

(6 speakers selected from the abstracts)

1:30 – 3:00 pm: Lunch on your own

(Business Meeting, PIs only)

Chair: Mariana Benitez (UNAM, Mexico)

3:00 – 3:35 pm: Invited Speaker IV

Salomón Bartnicki (CICESE, Mexico) – How mathematical modeling and computer simulation offered the best clue to solve the riddle of polarized growth in fungal cells

3:40 – 4:10 pm: 5-minutes Poster Flash Talks: Session II

(6 speakers selected from the abstracts)

4:15 – 4:50 pm: Invited Speaker V

Julio Freyre (Center for Genomic Sciences – UNAM, Mexico) – Towards a Large-Scale Comparative Systems Biology across Bacteria: Abasy Atlas, Fractality and Organizational Landscape of Regulatory Networks

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Poster Session

7:00 pm: Dinner on your own

(OPTIONAL: Cantina Outing – El Desván

Dinner, Drinks and Show: $500 PIs,  $400 Postdocs, $300 students.

Reservation required by May 3rd, 12 pm)

Friday May 5

Chair: Osvaldo Chara (IFLySiB, Argentina)

9:00 – 9:35 am: Invited Speaker VI

Matheus Viana (IBM, Brazil) – Validation and limits of image analysis in cell biology

9:40  – 10:40 am: Short Talks: Session II

9:40 -10:00 am: Jorge Velázquez (BUAP, Mexico)
10:00 – 10:20 am: Juan Antonio Arias (I. Ecología – UNAM, Mexico)
10:20 – 10:40 am: Humberto Herrera (Cinvestav-Irapuato, Mexico)

10:45 am – 11:20 pm: Invited Speaker VII

Ayari Fuentes (Center for Genomic Sciences – UNAM, Mexico) – Evolution of drug resistance in fluctuating environments

11:20 – 11:50 am: Coffee Break

11:50 am – 12:25 pm: Invited Speaker VIII

Marcos Nahmad (Cinvestav-Zacatenco, Mexico) – Epithelial folds, cell proliferation, and the control of organ size during development

12:30 – 1:05 pm: Invited Speaker IX

Juan Manuel Pedraza (U. de Los Andes, Colombia) – How much does a cell know about its environment?

1:10 – 1:45 pm: Invited Speaker X

Elisa Dominguez (C3 – UNAM, Mexico) – Modelling the complex regulatory interplay between Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transitions and the Microenvironment to understand and predict the oncogenic progression of liver cancer

1:50 – 2:25 pm: Invited Speaker XI

Moisés Santillán (Cinvestav-Monterrey, Mexico) – Calcium dynamics in the sarcoplasmic reticulum of smooth muscle cells

2:30 – 4:20 pm: Lunch – Taquizalatamsysbiologo

Chair: Marcos Nahmad (Cinvestav, Mexico)

4:20 – 4:30 pm Announcement of Poster Awards

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Closing Lecture

Rodrigo Gutierrez (U. Católica, Chile) – Systems Biology to Dissect Nitrogen Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

End of meeting

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