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Program

Friday 16 November  

08:00 - 9:00 Registration
 
09:00 - 9:10 Opening remarks
Bengt Nordén, Founding Patron, 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, DEKA Research
Constant inventions
 
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 Medical 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; 60 Minutes Media Lab Video Segment
Shuguang Zhang, Symposium Organizer, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms 
 
09:10 - 10:00 Shuguang Zhang, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Media Lab
Curiosity-driven research: Fractals and QTY code
 
10:00 - 10:50 Li-Huei Tsai, MIT and Picower Institute
Unique Visual Stimulation May Be New Treatment For Alzheimer’s
 
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 David Kong, MIT Media Lab
Community Biotechnology 
 
14:00-14:30 Simmie Foster, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Molecules of Pain
 
14:30 - 15:00 Andreas Mershin, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Questions are More Important Than Answers
 
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
 

See the winning question on mfinquiryprize.org!

 

Molecular Frontiers Foundation gratefully acknowledges Lu Yancen and Zhao Haili of Puget Soundvest for their donation of 10 iPad minis for the winners of the 2018 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize and MIT ILP for co-sponsoring this symposium.