“From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics”


When Mar 08, 2011
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where MBRB Auditorium 2204
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Plenary Speaker: THOMAS A. STEITZ, Ph.D.

Dr. Steitz is a HHMI Investigator, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Professor of Chemistry at Yale University. Notably, Dr. Steitz is one of three recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Steitz’ work has elucidated the structure and function of the ribosome, an enormously complex ensemble of numerous protein and RNA components. He and his colleagues built upon research of the past half century to describe in minute detail the architecture of the protein-making machinery.

This inaugural symposium is made possible by the donation of Dr. Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Excellence Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Smithies bequeathed his Nobel prize award to the university with the purpose of sponsoring events to highlight the importance of postdoctoral scholars and in particular provide UNC postdoctoral researchers a venue to present their research and interact with high caliber scientists.


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