Preliminary program

Friday 16 November  

08:00 - 9:00 Registration
 
09:00 - 9:10 Opening remarks
Bengt Nordén, Chairman of Molecular Frontiers Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 
 
09:10 - 10:00 Richard Schrock, Department of Chemistry, MIT
The Continuing Story of Olefin Metathesis
 
10:00 - 10:50 Rosalind Picard, the Media Lab, MIT
What Can We Learn About How Our Brains Work From A Smart Watch?
 
10:50-11:10 Break
 
11:10 - 12:00 Ed Boyden, the Media Lab, MIT
Seeing and Controlling the Molecules of Life
 
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch 
 
13:30 - 14:20 George Church, Harvard Medical School & MIT Media Lab 
The Puzzle: How We Develop and Age? 
 
14:20 - 15:10 Dean Kamen
 Title TBA
 
15:10 - 16:00 Robert Langer, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Recent excitement in designer materials and sustained release
 
16:00 - 16:20 Break
 
16:20 - 17:10 Jack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medichal School
How did Life Emerge on the Early Earth?
 
17:10 - 18:10 Panel Discussions
 

Saturday 17 November 

08:00-09:00 Registration
 
09:00-09:10 Remarks
Joichi Ito, Director of Media Lab 
 
09:10 - 10:00 Li-Huie Tsai, MIT and Picower Institute
Unique Visual Stimulation May Be New Treatment For Alzheimer’s
 
10:00 - 10:50 Tom Knight, Gingko Bioworks, former MIT for >40 years
Synthetic Biology
 
10:50 - 11:10  Break
 
11:10 - 12:00 Feng Zhang, MIT and Broad Institute
Advances in Genome Editing 
 
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:00 Andreas Mershin, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Questions are More Important Than Answers
 
14:00-14:30 Simmie Foster, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Molecules of Pain
 
14:30 - 15:00 David Kong, MIT Media Lab
Community Biotechnology 
 
15:00-15:30 Deborah Donnelly, UPS Pilot
Flying High: How Curiosity Can Lead You to Your Dream Jobs?   
 
15:30 - 16:00 Break
 
16:00 - 17:00 Announcement of 2018 winners of Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prizes
Andreas Mershin and Liz Ball
 
17:00 - 18:00 Panel Discussions
 

Gratefully acknowledge Puget Soundvest for donating 10 iPad mini for winners of 2018 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize and MIT ILP for co-sponsor of this symposium. 

Lu Yancen and Zhao Haili