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Fri Dec 11 06:00 AM -- 06:15 PM (PST)
Learning Meaningful Representations of Life (
Elizabeth Wood · Debora Marks · Ray Jones · Adji Bousso Dieng · Alan Aspuru-Guzik · Anshul Kundaje · Barbara Engelhardt · Chang Liu · Edward Boyden · Kresten Lindorff-Larsen · Mor Nitzan · Smita Krishnaswamy · Wouter Boomsma · Yixin Wang · David Van Valen · Orr Ashenberg

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This workshop is designed to bring together trainees and experts in machine learning with those in the very forefront of biological research today for this purpose. Our full-day workshop will advance the joint project of the CS and biology communities with the goal of "Learning Meaningful Representations of Life" (LMRL), emphasizing interpretable representation learning of structure and principle. As last year, the workshop will be oriented around four layers of biological abstraction: molecule, cell, synthetic biology, and phenotypes.

Mapping structural molecular detail to organismal phenotype and function; predicting emergent effects of human genetic variation; and designing novel interventions including prevention, diagnostics, therapeutics, and the development of new synthetic biotechnologies for causal investigations are just some of the challenges that hinge on appropriate formal structures to make them accessible to the broadest possible community of computer scientists, statisticians, and their tools.

Join the Discussion in Slack (All-day event)
Meet in (All-day event)
Hilary Finucane (Pre-Recorded Talk)
Live Discussion with Jacob Ulirsch (Finucane Lab) (Post-talk Q&A with Jacob Ulirsch in Person)
Daniela Witten (Pre-Recorded Talk)
Poster Session I - All Posters (Poster Session)
Timothy Springer (Opening Remarks: Timothy Springer (Prerecorded))
Cell Panel (Cell Panel: Live with Mor Nitzan, Raveh, Keren and Zeevi)
Christina Leslie (Opening Remarks: Live with Christina Leslie in Person)
Akiko Iwasaki (Phenotype Talk: Pre-Recorded)
David Ryan Koes (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Viviana Gradinaru (Synth Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Barak Raveh (Cell Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Leeat Keren (Cell Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Cecilia Clementi (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded with Cecilia Clementi Live in Person)
Tamara Broderick (Recorded Talk with Tamara Broderick Live in Person)
Jose Miguel Hernandez Lobato (Synth Talk: Pre-Recorded with Hernandez Lobato Live in Person)
Eran Segal (Phenotype Talk: Pre-Recorded)
David Zeevi (Cell Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Pedro Beltrao (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Jesse Bloom (Cell Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Tamara Broderick (Discussion with Tamara Broderick Live in Person)
Hattie Chung (Synth Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Harlan Krumholz (Phenotype Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Chang Liu (Synth Talk: Live Talk with Chang Liu in Person)
Geoffrey Schiebinger (Cell Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Christine Peter (Molecule Talk: Recorded talk with Christine Peter Live in Person)
John Chodera (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded with John Chodera Live in Person)
Phenotype Panel (Phenotype Panel: Live with Iwasaki, Segal and Krumholz)
Hirunima Jayasekara (Phenotype Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Eli Weinstein (Synth Talk: Recorded Talk with Eli Weinstein Live in Person)
Samantha Riesenfeld (Live Talk with Samantha Riesenfeld in Person)
Caroline Weis (Phenotype Talk: Pre-Recorded with Caroline Weis Live in Person)
Maria Littmann (Molecule Talk: Recorded talk with Maria Littman Live in Person)
Martin Voegele (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded with Martin Voegele Live in Person)
James Morton (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Manik Kuchroo (Phenotype Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Surojit Biswas (Synth Talk: Pre-Recorded with Surojit Biswas Live in Person)
Claus Hélix-Nielsen (Synth Talk: Live Talk with Claus Hélix-Nielsen in Person)
Juan Caicedo and Shantanu Singh (Cell Talk: Live Q&A with Caicedo and Singh)
Max Shen (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Eli Draizen (Molecule Talk: Pre-Recorded)
David Baker (Live Talk with David Baker in Person)
Pamela Silver and Debora Marks (Live in Conversation with Pamela Silver and Debora Marks)
Jennifer Listgarten (Live Talk with Jennifer Listgarten in Person)
Sri Kosuri (Synth Talk: Pre-Recorded)
Sri Kosuri (Discussion with Sri Kosuri Live in Person)
Poster Session II - All Posters (Poster Session)