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Pinoeers in Genomic Biology

My Adventures in the Ribosome

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Date
Oct 10, 2023   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize laureate and Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, United Kingdom
Cost
Free
Contact
Darci Edmonson
E-Mail
darci@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Join us for a talk by Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize laureate and Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, United Kingdom, entitled “My Adventures in the Ribosome.”

The ribosome is the ancient and enormous molecular machine that reads genetic information on mRNA to synthesize proteins. Although it was discovered in the 1950s, it took several decades to determine an atomic structure of the ribosome because of its complexity. This talk will cover Dr. Ramakrishnan's own efforts to unravel its structure. He will also speak about his own career which involved living on three continents and switching from his initial training in physics to learning and carrying out research in molecular biology.

Held in the Foellinger Great Hall in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, this talk is free and open to the public.

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