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.
This talk is free and open to the public.
Dr. Ramakrishnan will also present as part of the multidisciplinary performance Gene Machine at 7:30pm on October 10.
Sponsored by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign