Agenda

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

7:00

Breakfast at the Hotel.

8:00 - 8:30

Transportation to Casa de la Universidad de California.

Picture of the Group.

8:45

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

Astrophysics

  • 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

7:00

Breakfast at the Hotel.

8:00

Transportation to Casa de la Universidad de California.

8:45

Picture of the Group.

9:00

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

Biotechnology

  • 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

18:00

Transportation to the Hotel

19:00

Dinner at the Hotel

Tuesday June 24rd

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