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Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to speak at GVSU

Posted on April 03, 2013

The 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Ada Yonath, will be the speaker for the 2013 Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry at Grand Valley State University.

Yonath is the director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly and a professor in the Department of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Yonath’s speech, “The Amazing Ribosome and Its Tiny Enemies,” will take place April 3 at 6 p.m. in Loosemore Auditorium at DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

She will also address students and faculty earlier in the day. The chemistry seminar, “A Prebiotic Bonding Apparatus is Still Functioning in the Contemporary Ribosomes,” will take place at 1 p.m. in Manitou Hall on the Allendale Campus.

For more information, contact Felix Ngassa, associate professor of chemistry, at (616) 331-3803.

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