All talks will be at the Center for Quantitative Medicine located at 195 Farmington Avenue at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut.

Listed below is the schedule for the conference:

May 22, 2015

Time Activity
8:30–9:15 a.m. Registration
9:15–9:30 a.m. Opening the Conference
9:30–10:20 a.m. Michael Stillman, Cornell University
“Algebraic Reverse Engineering of Biological Networks”
10:30–11 a.m. Coffee break
11–11:50 a.m. Karen Schlauch, University of Nevada, Reno
“The Art of Robust Networking”
12–2 p.m. Lunch break
2–2:50 p.m. Poster blitz
3–3:50 p.m. Brandy Stigler, Southern Methodist University
“Reducing Ambiguity in Gene Regulatory Network Inference via Grobner Bases”
4–4:30 p.m. Coffee break
4:30–4:50 p.m. Heather A. Harrington, University of Oxford
“Algebraic Systems Biology and Experimental Design for the Wnt Signaling Pathway”
5–5:20 p.m. Christian Reidys, Virginia Tech
“Topological RNA Structures”
5:30–7 p.m. Poster session

May 23, 2015

Time Activity
8:30–9:20 a.m. Paola Vera-Licona, UConn Health
“Combinatorial Interventions for Control Tasks in Large-Scale Signaling Networks”
9:30–10:20 a.m. Réka Albert, Pennsylvania State University
“Discrete Dynamic Modeling Elucidates the Outcomes of Signal Transduction Networks and Helps to Control them”
10:30–11 a.m. Coffee break
11–11:20 a.m. David Murrugarra, University of Kentucky
“Optimal Control Methods for Stochastic Boolean Networks”
11:30–11:50 a.m. Qijun He, Clemson University
“Multibranch Loop Parameters in RNA Folding Algorithm”
12–2 p.m. Lunch break
2–2:50 p.m. Raina Robeva, Sweet Briar College
“Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Biology for Undergraduates”
3–3:20 p.m. Svetlana Poznanovic, Clemson University
“Distribution of Motifs Generated by a Stochastic Grammar for RNA Folding”
3:30–3:50 p.m. Yan Hao, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
“Reduction of Combinatoric Calcium Release Site Models via Fast/Slow Analysis and Genetic Algorithm”
4–4:30 p.m. Coffee break
4:30–5:20 p.m. Hélène Barcelo, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
“Discrete Homotopy and Homology Theory for Metric Spaces”

May 24, 2015

Time Activity
8:30–9:20 a.m. Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
“Rational Design of Antibiotic Treatment Plans”
9:30–10:20 a.m. Shernita Lee, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
“Airway Inflammation: Does it Add Up?”
10:30–11 a.m. Coffee break
11–11:20 a.m. Matthew Oremland, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
“Combinatorial Optimization Methods for Agent-based Modeling”
11:30–11:50 a.m. Jaewook Joo, University of Tennessee
“Network Architectural Conditions for Noise-induced Biochemical Oscillators”
12–12:15 p.m. Closing of the Conference