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What would you ask a Nobel Prize winner?

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Discussion Session with Ada Yonath

When 18 Apr, 2011 from
04:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Where ITQB Auditorium
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Discussion session

When others thought it impossible, Ada Yonath concentrated on obtaining the structure from the ribosome, a complex cellular machine that creates proteins from RNA. For her persistence, which opened the field to others, she received in 2009 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz “for studies on the structure and function of the ribosome”.

Today, Ada Yonath is still an active protein crystallography researcher at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. The technique proposed by Ada Yonath, cryo bio-crystallography, is now routinely used in structural biology laboratories worldwide, including at ITQB, for solving structures which would otherwise be impossible to obtain.

This discussion session with Ada Yonath will be an excellent opportunity to ask an experienced and successful researcher her opinion on the future of science and the responsibilities of scientists in the process.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions to this session. The session is open to all.

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