Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome

Library Event at Hershey East:
MEET THE AUTHOR
Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate,
will discuss his book, Gene Machine: The
Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome
FRIDAY, MAY 10th @ 3:00 PM

Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome recounts Ramakrishnan's quest to solve the structure of the ribosome, and in the process, paints a clear picture of the
actual process of scientific inquiry, including successes and failures, collaborators and competitors, insights and frustrations.
Venki currently serves as the President of the Royal Society and maintains a laboratory at the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Ada Yonath and the late Tom Steitz for "studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." In 2001, he gave the Dorcas Cummings lecture at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, speaking on "Protein Factories and Antibiotics." He has also been awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the Datta Lectureship and
Medal, the Sir Hans Krebs Medal, the Jiménez-Díaz Prize, the Heatley Medal, and was knighted in 2012.
Copies of Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome are available for purchase at the CSHL Bookstore (employee discount 10%).

Wine and cheese will be served.

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