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Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology

Description

Reginald G. Harris's lasting legacy is a series of meetings held annually-the Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology and their associated red volumes. Harris (1933) wrote in the preface to the first volume of the Symposia series: "...The primary motive of the conference symposia is to consider a given biological problem from its chemical. physical and mathematical, as well as from its biological aspects". The word quantitative highlighted Harris's goal for research and he saw that holding meetings was a way to promote both that approach to biological research and the Laboratory.

The Symposia became tremendously successful under the leadership of Milislav Demerec. whose own research in bacterial genetics, and especially his hospitality to Salvador Luria and Max Delbruck, led to Cold Spring Harbor becoming a gathering place for molecular geneticists.

Items in the Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology Collection

Stephen Harrison and _ at Signaling and Gene Expression in the Immune System Symposium Coffee Break, 1999.

Thomas Cavalier-Smith; _____; _____

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