Saturday June 21rst

Travel Day and informal welcome dinner at the Hotel Raddisson Perisur ( 19:00 )

Sunday June 22nd

Symposium Day Venue:
Casa de la Universidad de California,
Carmen #1, Chimalistac
Delegación Álvaro Obregón
Phone: 5662-4016 and 5662-4135


Breakfast at the Hotel.

8:00 - 8:30

Transportation to Casa de la Universidad de California.

Picture of the Group.


Welcome words from Jose Franco, President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences Introduction by Michael Clegg, Foreign Secretary of the US-National Academy of Sciences and Jeremy McNeil, Foreign Secretary of The Royal Society of Canada. Remarks by Anthony Wayne, US-Ambassador in Mexico and Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary for North America.

9:00 - 10:30


  • William Lee Introduction to the Section

    "Astronomy as a driver of science and technology" (10 minutes)

  • Ruth Murray Clay, US

    “Origins of Planetary Systems” (20 Min)

  • Fernando Fabian Rosales, Mexico

    “The study of nearby galaxies in the two-dimensional spectroscopy era" (20 Min)

  • Dennis Zaritsky, US

    “A New Mexico-US Collaborative Initiative in Optical Astronomy"

  • Charles Alcock, US

    Presentation (20 Min)

10:30 - 11:15

General Discussion: Chair William Lee

11:15 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Green Chemistry

  • Stephen Miller Introduction to the Section

    “Green Chemistry: Sustainable Polymers from Biorenewable Feedstocks” (15 Min)

  • Bernardo A. Frontana-Uribe, Mexico

    “Green and Environmental Electrochemistry” (25 Min)

  • Jenny Yang, US

    “Current Challenges in Catalysis for a Renewable Energy Economy”(25 Min)

  • Francesca Kerton – Canada

    “Renewable feedstocks from the oceans” (25 Min)

13:00 - 13:45

General Discussion

13:45 - 15:00

Lunch Casa de California

15:00 - 15:30

Posters Session Astrophysics, Chair William Lee 2 Minutes

  • Yair Krongold, Mexico

    “An Explanation for the Different X-Ray to Optical Column Densities in the Environments of Gamma Ray Bursts: A Progenitor Embedded in a Dense Medium” (2 Min)

  • Carlos Roman Zuniga Mexico

    “Young Clusters in the Wild: The Many Ways Stars are Born” (2 Min)

Green Chemistry Poster Session, Chair Stephen Miller (2 Min)

  • Dylan Boday, US

    “Addressing Technology Challenges through the Development of Renewable and Advanced Materials” (2 Min)

  • Susana Porcel, Mexico

    “Gold catalyzed cycloisomerizations of alquinoic acids to alquiliden lactones and 2H-chromenes” (2 Min)

  • Robert Mathers, US

    “Bio-Based Platform for Sustainable Materials” (2 Min)

  • Jean-Phillip Lumb, Canada

    “Finding Inspiration in Biosynthesis to Solve Modern Challenges in Sustainable Chemical Synthesis” (2 Min)

  • Lourdes Cabrera Vargas, Mexico

    “Sonosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles for Their Application on the Design of a Photoanode” (2 Min)

  • Erick Cuevas Yanez, Mexico

    Presentation (2 Min)

  • Stephen Miller

    “Global Young Academy” (2 Min)

15:30 - 16:00

General Discussion

16:00 - 17:30

Refreshments Casa de California and transportation to Los Canarios Restaurant.

Monday June 23rd


Breakfast at the Hotel.


Transportation to Casa de la Universidad de California.


Picture of the Group.


Hazards and Disasters

  • Jaime Urrutia, Mexico

    “Natural hazards and disaster risks. Introductory remarks”. (15 Min)

  • Heriberta Castaños and Cinna Lomnitz, Mexico

    “Understanding Disasters and Early-warning Systems” (25 Min)

  • Jessica Ball, US

    “Stewing up Instability: Hydrothermal Systems and Volcanic Collapse” (25 Min)

  • Kristy Tiampo, Canada

    “Advanced geodetic remote sensing analysis of natural and anthropogenic hazards” (25 Minutes)

10:30 - 11:15

General Discussion

11:15 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Oceanography and Marine Biology

  • Brian Hopkinson and Elba Escobar, Mexico

    Brian Hopkinson, Introduction to the Session (15 Min)

  • Lorenzo Alvarez Filip, Mexico

    “Global change and the integrity of Caribbean coral reefs” (25 Min)

  • Sheila Reddy, US

    “Integrating the Value of Nature into Decision Making from Fishermen to Fortune 50 Companies” (25 Min)

  • Yannick Huot, Canada

    (25 Min)

13:00 - 13:45

General Discussion

13:45 - 15:00

Lunch Casa de California

15:00 - 16:15


  • Alejandro de las Peñas, Introduction to the Session

    "From basic gene regulation to a molecular diagnostic tool" (15 Min)

  • Federico Rey, Argentina-US

    “Dissecting diet-gut microbiota interactions and their impact to human health” (30 Min)

  • Francisco Barona, Mexico

    “Application of evolutionary principles for the development of novel biotechnologies” (30 Min)

16:15 - 16:50

General Discussion Chair: Alejandro de las Peñas

16:50 - 17:30

Poster Session Chair Hazards and Disasters, Jaime Urrutia (2 Min)

  • James Belanger, US

    “Improving the Prediction of Landfall Impacts from Tropical Cyclones" (2 Min)

  • Rossana Bonasia, Mexico

    “Probabilistic hazard assessment of volcanic ash dispersal for a Plinian eruptive scenario at Popocatépetl, Mexico, and implications for civil aviation” (2 Min)

  • Maria Teresa Ramirez-Herrera, Mexico

    “Unearthing earthquakes and their tsunamis using multiple proxies” (2 Min)

Oceanography Poster Session, Chairs Brian Hopkinson and Elva Escobar

  • Loren McClenachan, US

    "Historical ecology: Using the past to understand marine ecosystems and guide conservation." (2 Min)

  • Adriana Gaytan Caballero, Mexico

    “Deep-sea ecosystems, how much we know and which are the trends: inquiring about “Chapopote” asphalt volcano

  • Cecilia Enriquez

    "Contrasting effects on the coastal dynamics through the transit of Hurricane Wilma" (2 Min)

Biotechnology Posters Session, Chair Alejandro de las Peñas

  • Lina Riego, Mexico

    “Nitrogen Metabolism, a comparative approach” (2 Min)

  • John Malone, US

    “Gene dosage and phenotype” (2 Min)

  • Luis Caspeta, Mexico

    “Toward Design Based Engineering of Cells” (2 Min)

19:35 - 18:00

General Discussion


Transportation to the Hotel


Dinner at the Hotel

Tuesday June 24rd

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