Grand Challenges Articles in Integrative and Comparative Biology
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Workshop on the Implementation of the Grand Challenges
On January 6, 2010, a Workshop on the Implementation of Grand Challenges in Organismal Biology was assembled. Three sessions involving both authors of papers describing the Grand Challenges in Organismal Biology and executive board members from outside professional societies convened to discuss grand challenges and the new directions in which the science should develop. Two major implementation arenas were developed: 1) Research areas involving interdisciplinary cooperatives that might move beyond standard model organisms and methodologies, plus the abilities to collect and properly analyze these new data; and 2) Education at all levels (high school, undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and tenure-track faculty), including informing the public, legislators and granting agencies of the importance of Organismal biology. This over-simplification of the entire discussion are points that would be gladly debated on our blog. Please participate!
We have included the copies of some presentations from the workshop to allow the re-examination of topics brought about by the panelists, and to stimulate further discussion of the topics.
Participants Providing Permission to Share Powerpoint Presentations
Dr. Bruce Alberts, University of California, San Francisco, Past-President of the American Society for Cell Biology and Past-President of the National Academy of Science, Editor in Chief, Science Alberts SICB Grand Challenges Jan 2010 Web.ppt
Dr. Hannah Carey, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Past-President American Physiological Society, Carey - GrandChallengesPhysiology.ppt
Dr. Ken Halanych, Auburn University, (Author: Halanych & Goertzen, 2009)
Dr. James Ha, University of Washington, Past-Treasurer of Animal Behavior Society
Dr. Dianna Padilla, State University of New York, Stonybrook, (Author: Schwenk et al, 2009)
Padilla Grand Challenges Workshop Jan 6 2010.ppt
Dr. David Raible, University of Washington, Society for Developmental Biology (Executive Committee – Northwest Representative) DB Grand Challenges Raible.ppt
Dr. Stacia Sower, University of New Hampshire, (Author: Denver et al, 2009)
Sower - GrandChallengeCompEndo.pptx
Dr. Joseph Whittaker, Morgan State University, President-Elect of Sigma Xi
Whittaker - GCOB.pptx