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  • Evolutionary Biology

  • Events 

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    When Science Bites Back!

    Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)

    From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.

  • Past Events

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Systems Biology Approaches to Secondary Metabolites and Metabonomics

    Speaker: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (MIT), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto), Kang Zhou (MIT)

    Secondary metabolites or idiolites play many roles in biological systems, including communication, defense and signaling. This symposium takes a systems biology approach to explore their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.

    Monday, November 4, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Venomics: Drug Discovery from Nature's Deadliest

    Speakers: Anirban Banerjee (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH), Carole A. Bewley (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH), Pierre Escoubas (VenomeTech), Bryan Fry (The University of Queensland, Australia), Mandë Holford (Hunter College, CUNY / American Museum of Natural History), Inés Ibañez-Tallon (The Rockefeller University), Baldomero M. Olivera (University of Utah), Mark E. Siddall (American Museum of Natural History), Beatrix Ueberheide (NYU Langone Medical Center)
    Panelists: Yvonne M. Angell (Ipsen), Les P. Miranda (Amgen), Hazel H. Szeto (Stealth Peptides Inc.)

    Spiders, snakes, scorpions, sea snails and leeches produce over 10 million compounds offering great potential for venom-based drug discovery. This symposium investigates genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic approaches to harness venom compounds.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Understanding Somatosensation and Pain: The 2013 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    David Julius (University of California, San Francisco)

    This symposium will honor Dr. David Julius, PhD, the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, in recognition of his role in discovering a mechanism for nociception and thermosensation. Symposium registration is free. Advance registration is required.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Lust and Love in the Animal Kingdom

    Brian Switek (Journalist), Danielle Lee (Oklahoma State University), Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Stephanie Cacioppo (University of Chicago), Marina Cords (Columbia University)

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, join the Academy as we explore lust and love in the animal kingdom. After learning about the love lives of creatures ranging from dinosaurs to bonobos, you'll be able to decide for yourself if you really want to call yourself an animal in bed. Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Annals Reports: (1) Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems: Aspen Center for Physics Workshop and (2) Cracking the Neural Code: Third Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents a collection of papers stemming from two conferences: (1) Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems: Aspen Center for Physics workshop; and (2) Cracking the Neural Code: Third Annual Aspen Brain Forum.

    Volume 1305

    eBriefing

    Understanding Somatosensation and Pain: The 2013 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featured Speaker: David Julius (University of California, San Francisco)

    This eBriefing features David Julius, the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for his role in discovering a mechanism for nociception and thermosensation. Recent research on pain is also described.

    Annals

    Climate Change and Species Interactions: Ways Forward

    Edited by Richard S. Ostfeld (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York), Amy L. Angert (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia), and Shannon L. LaDeau (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York)

    This Annals issue presents a collection of scholarly papers highlighting avenues forward in climate change research.

    Volume 1297

    Annals

    Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 2012

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume showcases the exceptional talent of winners and finalists of the 2012 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    September 10, 2010

    What Makes Us Wise?

    Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.

    Download (22 MB, 00:42:32)
    Podcast
    August 27, 2010

    Better Brains

    Neuroscientist Richard Restak thinks with the right mental exercises, our brains can be much better. Today he teams with writer Susan Orlean to talk about our brainy potential.

    Download (35 MB, 00:54:21)
    Podcast
    August 13, 2010

    How Prosperity Evolves

    With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.

    Download (33 MB, 00:51:28)
    Podcast
    July 2, 2010

    What's that Smell?

    Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.

    Download (32 MB, 00:49:12)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.