Lectures and seminars

Termination of translation in bacteria and eukaryotes with Venki Ramakrishnan

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2018-08-2716:00 to 17:00 Biomedicum Lecture TheatreCampus SolnaBiomedicum

Welcome to the inaugural Sjöstrand Lecture in structural biology by Venki Ramakrishnan: "Termination of translation in bacteria and eukaryotes". 

The annual lecture series is set up in the recognition of Fritiof Sjöstrand’s contribution to the development of electron microscopy and will be delivered by eminent scientists in the field. 

About Venki Ramakrishnan

Research in Ramakrishnan’s laboratory is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanism of protein synthesis. His lab was the first to determine atomic structures of the ribosome in different functional states and in complexes with several antibiotics. More recently, he has been using cryo-EM to visualise ribosomes in action in higher organisms. This work has yielded fundamental biological insights into how the genetic information is read to synthesise proteins from amino acids.

Venki received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on ribosomal structure and was knighted in 2012. In 2015, he was elected as President of the Royal Society.

This event is organised by SciLifeLab, Karolinska Institutet and the Journal of Structural Biology and open to anyone. A holder of the lectureship will particularly spend time with students and postdocs.

Contact: Alexey Amunts, amunts@scilifelab.se


Structural Biology