Plenary Speakers

All plenary sessions will be presented in Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor.

PLENARY SESSION 1—Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture
Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria
11:00 a.m., Thursday, 18 October

Bonnie Bassler, PhD
Squibb Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Plenary Session 2—Provost Lecture
Communicating Science in Challenging Environments
4:00 p.m., Thursday, 18 October

Arthur Lupia, PhD
Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science
University of Michigan

Head, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation


Plenary Session 3—Mellon Lecture
Development of CRISPR-Cas Systems for Genome Editing
11:00 a.m., Friday, 19 October

Feng Zhang, PhD
James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Plenary Session 4—Hofmann Lecture
Using Viruses To Select for Reduced Virulence of Bacterial Pathogens in Human Patients
4:00 p.m., Friday, 19 October

Paul E. Turner, PhD
Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University