Friday, September 11, 2009

Fwd: Social Behaviors workshop at Georgia Tech, Dec 2-4 2009

Announcing a workshop on social behaviors:

Microbes to Metazoans: Regulation, Dynamics, and Evolution of Social Behavior

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
December 2-4, 2009

Microbes to Metazoans is a 2 1/2 day-long workshop designed to facilitate discussion and collaboration on the study of social behavior. A select group of scientists will discuss and develop new experimental, theoretical, and computational tools to bridge multiple disciplines in the study of group tasks orchestrated by organisms from microbes to metazoans. Topical sessions motivated by a set of fundamental biological questions will be integrated with quantitative modeling and engineering talks. Applications for participation are now being accepted. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Information on workshop and application for participation can be found at:

Apply online at:

Application deadline: September 25, 2009

Questions, email to:

Confirmed speakers include:
Tim Cooper (Houston)
Iain Couzin (Princeton)
Alan Decho (South Carolina)
Kevin Foster (Harvard)
Kent Hill (UCLA)
Vanja Klepac-Ceraj (Harvard)
Elizabeth Ostrowski (Rice)
Philip Rather (Emory)
Kern Reeve (Cornell)
Vanessa Sperandio (Texas-SW)
Michael Strand (Georgia)
Gregory Velicer (Indiana)
Marvin Whiteley (Texas-Austin)
Frans de Waal (Emory)

Scientific organizers:
Brian Hammer

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