Previous Keynote Speakers

2009    William F. McComas, University of Arkansas

  • Discovering Darwin / Examining Evolution

2010    H. Jeff Kimble, California Institute of Technology

  • The Quantum Internet

2011    Keith Baggerly, M D Anderson Cancer Center

  • The Importance of Reproducibility in High-Throughput Studies: Case Studies in Forensic Bioinformatics

2012    Jane Goodall, The Jane Goodall Institute

  • An Evening with Jane Goodall

2013    Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Insights into the Mechanism of HIV-1 Assembly and Genome Packaging

2014    Paul R. Selvin, University of Illinois

  • Your Body is Made of Trillions of Tiny Walking Molecular Motors

2015    Alex Badyaev, University of Arizona

  • Islands in the sea of possibilities:  Making sense of biological diversity in the era of genomics

2016    Steven Harms, M.D., Aurora Imaging and Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas

  • The Technology Road for Breast MRI

2017    Jun Ye, Fellow of JILA, Member of National Academy of Sciences; University of Colorado

  • Optical atomic clock and applications

2018    Christopher E. Mason, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

  • Planetary-scale and space-based genomics for improving astronaut health

2019   Carrie L. Partch, Ph.D., the University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Short clocks and morning larks: A structural switch in Casein Kinase 1δ controls circadian timing in humans