September 6-9, 2001

Biological Aftermath Workshop Schedule

 Thursday September 6th

Check in at International House 1414 East 59th Street Chicago, IL

5:30-6:30 PM Workshop Registration: Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) room 202

6:30-7:30 PM Dinner: BLSC room 202

After Dinner Speakers: BSLC room 205

7:30-8:30 PM
John R. Jungck, Beloit College: "Biological Aftermath: Ten Equations that Changed Biology (and that should change biology education)."

8:30-9:30 PM
Danny Kaplan, Macalester College: "Deterministic Chaos Is Changing Both Biology and Mathematics"

 Friday September 7th

8-8:30 AM Breakfast: BLSC room 202

Morning Speakers and Labs: BSLC 205 and 401

8:30-9:30 AM
Bill Wimsatt, University of Chicago: "False Models as means to Truer Theories."

9:30-10:30 AM
Danny Kaplan, Macalester College: "Modeling Dynamical Systems: Chaos in Logistic Population Dynamics"

10:30 -11 AM Coffee Break

11AM-12:30 PM Lab
BioQUEST Lab Leaders: Ethel Stanley, Beloit College, and Bill Wimsatt, University of Chicago, on Biota and Logistic Model; Danny Kaplan may show some Matlab time series analyses

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch and Discussion: BSLC 202

Afternoon speakers and labs: BSLC 205 and 401

1:30-2:30 PM
Phil Ulinski, University of Chicago: Computational Neuroscience in the Undergraduate Curriculum

2:30-3:30 PM
John R. Jungck: "Graph Theory in Biology: Phylogenetic Trees, Food Webs, Restriction Maps, and Radiolaria"

3:30-4 PM Coffee Break

4-5:30 PM Lab
BioQUEST Lab Leaders: Sam Donovan and Ethel Stanley on Student Biology Workbench (a bioinformatics web package), BENZER, and MacClade (also perhaps Kaplan on resampling statistics - bootstrapping)

5:30-7 PM Discussion and syllabi trading reception

7-8 PM Dinner

After Dinner Speaker:

8-9 PM
Arnold Ostebee, St. Olaf College: "Reform in Undergraduate Mathematics Education"

 Saturday September 8th

8:30-9 AM Breakfast

Morning Speakers and Labs: BSLC 205 and 401

9-10 AM
Janet Anderson, Hope College, "Linear Algebra with Biological Applications"

10-10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM-Noon Lab
BioQUEST Lab Leaders: Sam Donovan and Ethel Stanley, Beloit College, and Danny Kaplan, Macalester College, on BIRDD (Beagle Investigation Returns with Darwinian Data - a digital library)

Noon-1:30 PM Discussion over lunch

Afternoon Speakers and Labs: BSLC 205 and 401

1:30-2:30 PM
Jennifer Foss, University of Chicago - her course: Quantitative Topics in Biology

2:30-3:30 PM
Danny Kaplan, Macalester College: "RESAMPLING Statistics in Biology"

3:30-4 PM Coffee Break

4-5:30 PM Lab
BioQUEST Lab Leaders: Sam Donovan and Ethel Stanley, Beloit College, on Axon and Hodgkin-Huxley Simulator

5:30-7:30 PM Reception and Discussion, Dinner: La Petit Foilie

After Dinner Speaker:

8-9 PM
John Milton, Department of Neurology, University of Chicago: "Chaos from a Clinician's Perspective"

 Sunday September 9th

8-8:30 AM Breakfast

Morning Speakers and Lab

8:30-10 AM Lab
BioQUEST Lab Leaders: Sam Donovan and Ethel Stanley, Beloit College, a potpouri of BioQUEST modules of participant's choice or models developed by participants

10-10:30 AM
Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 AM
Discussion: Where do we go from here? How to keep in touch: initiatives for networking.

11:30 AM -12:15 PM
John R. Jungck, Beloit College: "Mathematical Biology as Entertainment: Topological Toys, Tinkering Thinking: Knot Theory and DNA."

12:15 -1:30 PM Lunch

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