Please join us on Saturday, May 23rd, 7PM at Manuel's Tavern in the North Avenue Room to learn about artificial evolution with Dr. Ichiro Matsumura, Associate Prof. of Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine.
The full title of the talk is "Artificial evolution of proteins and cells: a guide for hobbyists"
About Ichiro and his Research
The objective of Ichiro's research is to understand how complex systems (proteins, pathways, genomes) originate and evolve. A better understanding of adaptive molecular evolution will teach us how the machinery of life arose, and enable us to improve the human condition by engineering new nanoscale devices.
Ichiro hopes to engage the group in a discussion of four related topics. First, he will briefly describe the nature of scientific paradigms to explain what scientists do and why. Second, he will describe the organization of the contemporary scientific enterprise. Third, he will explain how complex systems (proteins and proteomes) originate and evolve. Finally, he will suggest ways in which amateur scientists could make fundamental discoveries that elaborate the Darwinian Paradigm.
7:15 - 8:15: Dinner, Drinks, Socializing
8:15 - 9:30: Presenter's talk and discussion
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SINGLE TAB PER TABLE
Our group has grown so large that it's making it difficult for Manuel's to keep individual tabs, so please be accomodating and allow Rebecca (she usually serves us) to do a single tab-per-table to make things faster for them and for us. Just keep track of what you ordered and split it up by individual credit card or cash at 10.
I'm sorry if this seems like an inconvenience to you, but I want us to be considerate of Manuel's. It's already great enough that we don't have to pay a fee just to reserve the entire room.
I appreciate everyone's cooperation and understanding in this.