Experimental Biologists Meet Theoreticians



8:30 David Holcman: Opening remarks
  Why should experimentalists talk to theoreticians?

Session I: Signaling in neuronal and photoreceptor microdomains

8:45 Menahem Segal (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Local diffusion of calcium ions in a small sphere within neurons (Abstract)
9:20 Uri Ashery (Tel Aviv University)
  Vesicle mobility and exocytosis (Abstract)
10:30 Baruch Minke (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  Open channel block by Ca2+ underlies light adaptation and voltage dependence of Drosophila TRP and TRPL channels (Abstract)

Session II: Theory of diffusion in microdomains

11:05 David Holcman (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Modeling molecular trafficking in the cytoplasm (Abstract)
11:30-12:00   Question session
14:00 Zeev Schuss (Tel Aviv University)
  What can be calculated for particles diffusing in a small domain? (Abstract)
14:35 Jacob Rubinstein (Technion & Indiana University)
  Transport in thin networks (Abstract)

Session III: Trafficking inside the cytoplasm and the nucleus

15:10 Yosef Shaul (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  On the dilemma of vectorial mobility versus diffusion in the nucleus (Abstract)
16:15 Michael Elbaum (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Nucleocytoplasmic transport: a reversible mechanism (Abstract)
16:50 Abraham Minsky (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Physical and structural aspects of DNA repair
18:30 PIANO RECITAL (by Zeev Schuss, at the Wix Auditorium) (Program)