Edward Lightfoot

Ed Lightfoot Celebration:


A symposium and banquet

April 7 & 8, 2016

On April 7 & 8, 2016, we honored the remarkable contributions of Ed Lightfoot and celebrated his 90th birthday while also examining the past and looking to the future of research and education in quantitative biology (qbio) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The symposium featured plenary talks from key researchers in qbio-related fields, a poster session, a mini-workshop on challenges and opportunities in qbio, and a banquet to honor Professor Lightfoot.

qbio2016: Ed Lightfoot Symposium

Schedule of Events


Thursday, April 07, 2016
DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard St Madison, WI 53715
9:00 a.m. John Yin
UW-Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Systems Biology Theme Leader, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m.

Bernhard Palsson
University of California, San Diego
Calculation of Proteome Allocation is Enabled by Genome-Scale Models

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Break - Refreshments provided
10:30 a.m.

Regina Murphy
UW-Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Homotypic and Heterotypic Interactions in Amyloid Protein Networks

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11:00 a.m.

Pamela Kreeger
UW-Madison Department of Biomedical Engineering
Hierarchy of Cellular Decisions in Collective Behavior: Implications for Wound Healing

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11:30 a.m.

Audrey Gasch
UW-Madison Laboratory of Genetics, Wisconsin Energy Institute
Inferring Stress-Activated Signaling Networks in Yeast Reveals new Insights into Biology

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Noon Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.

James Liao
University of California, Los Angeles
Rewiring Metabolism

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2:35 p.m.

Jennifer Reed
UW-Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Synthesizing Precursors to Commercial Chemicals

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3:05 p.m.

Lightning Talks
A few selected poster presenters previewed their posters with short lightning talks, 1-2 minutes each

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3:30 p.m. Poster Session & Reception
Discovery Building Atrium
6:00 p.m. Ed Lightfoot Honorary Banquet
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Friday, April 08, 2016 Full Session Video
Varsity Hall, Union South
1308 W. Dayton St Madison, WI 53715
9:00 a.m. Abraham Lenhoff,
University of Delaware
The Molecular Sociology of Proteins
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10:05 a.m. Sushmita Roy
UW-Madison Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Computational inference of regulatory network dynamics on developmental and evolutionary lineages
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10:35 a.m. John Yin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
From genome to organism: a virus-world view
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12:05 p.m. Lightfoot Symposium ends
12:30 p.m. qBio Workshop begins
3:00 p.m. qBio Workshop ends