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Save the Date--Nobel Laureate to Speak at GVSU April 3
Date: January 29, 2013
The GVSU Chemistry Department Announces the Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry, April 3, 2013
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2009
Director, the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly
Professor, Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A Prebiotic Bonding Apparatus is Still Functioning in the Contemporary Ribosomes
Chemistry Seminar ¾ 1 p.m.
123 Manitou Hall, Allendale Campus
The Amazing Ribosome and Its Tiny Enemies
Reception ¾ 5 p.m.
Evening Lecture ¾ 6 p.m.
Pew Campus, Grand Rapids
A pioneer of ribosome crystallography, Dr. Yonath has won numerous awards in addition to the Nobel Prize such as being the first winner of the European Crystallography Prize, established to recognize significant achievements by European crystallographers,. She is also a member of the Israeli Academy for Science and Humanities. She began this work in the late 1970s, long before most scientists thought it possible to crystallize such a large, irregular structure. In 1980, she created the first ribosome crystals. Dr. Yonath is also a pioneer in the use of cryocrystallography, flash-freezing crystals, to minimize damage caused by intense X-rays.