Keynote: Venki Ramakrishnan

Friday, July 7, 2023 @ 6:30 PM ET

Join us on Friday, July 7th as we open the 73rd ACA Annual Meeting and listen to Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, structural biologist, author and 2009 Nobel Prize winner.


To be presented @ACA2023:

My Adventures in the Ribosome | Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan

The ribosome is the ancient and enormous molecular machine that reads genetic information on mRNA to synthesize proteins. Although it was discovered in the 1950s, it took several decades to determine an atomic structure of the ribosome because of its complexity. This talk will cover my own efforts to unravel its structure, as well as how newer structural methods like cryo-electron microscopy are allowing us to tackle increasingly harder problems such as regulation of the ribosome in higher organisms and the ribosomes of mitochondria, the organelles in our cells that are descendants of bacteria. I will also touch on my own peripatetic career which took a turn from physics to structural biology.


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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009