KITP Program: Dynamics of Self-Organization in Animal and Plant Development
(Jul 24 - Aug 25, 2023)
Coordinators: James Briscoe, Francis Corson and Adrienne Roeder

Speakers: Please contact us about file upload for your slides.

Time Speaker Title
7/25, 9:00am All Participants Welcome and introduction
7/25, 9:30am James Briscoe
Crick Institute
Dynamics of Self-Organization in Animal and Plant Development[Video][CC]
7/25, 11:15am Francois Schweisguth
(Institut Pasteur)
Francis Corson
(ENS Paris)
Self-organized patterning[Video][CC]
7/25, 2:00pm All Participants J-1 Orientation
7/26, 9:00am Timothy Saunders
Warwick University
Building animal organs: from cell to tissue scale mechanical interactions[Video]
7/26, 11:00am Adrienne Roeder
Cornell University
Morphodynamics of shoots, leaves and flowers[Slides][Video]
7/27, 9:00am Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
Understanding embryology with stem cells[Video][CC]
7/27, 11:00am Alexis Maizel
University of Heidelberg
Lateral root morphodynamics[Slides][Video][CC]
7/28, 9:00am Idse Heemskerk
University of Michigan
BMP signaling and germline competence[Embargoed]
7/28, 10:00am Amy Shyer
(Rockefeller University)
Alan Rodrigues
(Rockefeller University)
Supracellular processes underlying vertebrate organ morphogenesis[Embargoed]
7/28, 11:30am Xavier Trepat
Synthetic epithelial mechanobiology[Video][CC]
7/31, 9:00am Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska
Universite de Montreal
Mechanical interactions between tissue layers control organ morphogenesis in plants[Video][CC]
7/31, 11:00am Dinah Loerke
University of Denver
Cell mechanics in cell intercalation during germband extension[Video][CC]
8/01, 9:00am Madhav Mani
Northwestern University
Theoretical investigations of an embryonic atlas[Video][CC]
8/01, 11:00am Ruben Perez-Carrasco
Imperial College
Decoding the design principles of gene-regulated dynamical functions: moving forward from steady-state descriptions[Video][CC]
8/02, 9:00am Daniel Kierzkowski
Universite de Montreal
How developmental gradients coordinate plant organogenesis[Video][CC]
8/02, 11:00am Gasper Tkacik
IST Austria
The many bits of positional information[Video][CC]
8/03, 9:00am Kinneret Keren
Hydra regeneration and the role of topological defects[Embargoed]
8/03, 10:00am Gianluca Amadei
Stem cell-derived mouse embryos develop within an extra-embryonic yolk sac to form anterior brain regions and a beating heart[Video][CC]
8/03, 11:30am Elena Camacho
Rice University
Combinatorial interpretation of BMP and WNT signaling in early human development[Video][CC]
8/04, 9:00am Vikas Trivedi
EMBL Barcelona
Networks, mechanics and metabolism: understanding symmetry breaking in synthetic embryo-like systems[Video][CC]
8/04, 10:00am Allison Kann
Harvard University
Uncovering the cellular dynamics of whole-body regeneration[Slides][Video][CC]
8/04, 11:30am Fridtjof Brauns
Nikolas Claussen
The geometric basis of epithelial convergent extension[Video][CC]
8/07, 9:00am Dominique Bergmann
Making and breaking patterns in plant leaves[Video][CC]
8/07, 11:00am Vincent Hakim
ENS Paris
Supracellular actomyosin cable formation: a self-organized mechanical process?[Embargoed]
8/07, 12:15pm Francis Corson
ENS Paris
Self-consistent solutions to make an animal[Video]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/08, 9:00am Herve Turlier
College de France
From microscopy images to mechanical models of tissues and back[Embargoed]
8/08, 11:00am Aryeh Warmflash
Rice University
Understanding self-organized patterning in early mammalian development using stem cell systems[Video]
8/09, 9:00am Pau Formosa-Jordan
Plant multicellular dynamics: from cellular patterning to developmental transitions[Embargoed]
8/09, 10:30am Suhrid Ghosh
(Harvard University)
Chandra Kuyyamudi Ashwinikumar
(Harvard University)
Assembling the assembly line: ovariole number control in Drosophila[Video][CC]
8/10, 9:00am Ina Sonnen
Hubrecht Institute
Signalling dynamics in the periodic segmentation of vertebrate embryos[Embargoed]
8/10, 11:00am Ani Kicheva
IST Austria
Growth and patterning of the developing spinal cord[Slides][Video][CC]
8/11, 9:00am Dan Chitwood
Michigan State University
Images as shape: using Topological Data Analysis to extract information from data[Video][CC]
8/11, 10:00am Rich Carthew
Northwestern University
Emergence of a geometric pattern of cell fates from tissue-scale mechanics in the Drosophila eye[Video][CC]
8/11, 11:30am Ken Irvine
Rutgers University
Biomechanical regulation of growth in Drosophila[Video][CC]
8/14, 9:00am Siobhan Braybrook
Underlying expectations: morphogenesis in plants and macroalgae[Video][CC]
8/14, 11:00am Cassandra Extavour
Harvard University
Incorporating evolutionary thinking into mechanisms of morphogenesis: examples and challenges[Video][CC]
8/15, 9:00am Aman Husbands
University of Pennsylvania
Dorsoventral patterning and transcriptional control mechanisms in plants[Video][CC]
8/15, 11:00am Adam Martin
Tissue folding across length scales: the role for outside constraints[Video][CC]
8/16, 9:00am Annis Richardson
Edinburgh University
Finding the patterns that build a grass[Protected][Video][CC]
8/16, 11:00am Eric Siggia
Rockefeller University
Geometry and genetics[Video][CC]
8/17, 9:00am David Rand
Warwick University
Dynamical landscapes of cell fate decisions[Video][CC]
8/17, 11:00am Berta Verd
Oxford University
The evolution and evolvability of patterning[Video][CC]
8/18, 9:00am David Bruckner
IST Austria
Self-organized stochastic cell fate systems: an information theory perspective[Video][CC]
8/18, 11:00am Jochen Rink
Planarians - patterning and scaling at post-embryonic length scales[Video][CC]
8/21, 9:00am Rashmi Priya
Crick Institute
Living origami: building a functional heart[Protected][Video][CC]
8/21, 11:00am Nick Monk
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Oscillatory dynamics in the Notch signalling pathway[Video][CC]
8/22, 9:00am David Sprinzak
Tel Aviv University
Mechanics of patterning and regeneration in the inner ear[Video][CC]
8/22, 11:00am Henrik Jonsson
Cambridge University
Morphological shifts relayed through a negative feedback regulation[Video][CC]
8/22, 2:00pm All participants Discussion: What are the 5 core concepts from dynamical systems that developmental biologists need to understand?[Protected][Video][CC]
8/23, 9:00am Lance Davidson
University of Pittsburgh
Cells into tissues: the physical mechanics that shape the embryo[Video][CC]
8/23, 11:00am David Strutt
Sheffield University
Self-assembly and self-organisation in planar polarity[Video][CC]
8/24, 9:00am All Students Presentations I[Video][CC]
8/24, 11:00am All Students Presentations II[Video][CC]
8/25, 9:00am Elliot Meyerowitz
Development and morphogenesis in a single giant cell[Video][CC]