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2015 Speaker Information

Ada E. Yonath, Ph.D., 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, will deliver two scientific talks at the University of Connecticut as part of the 2015 Randolph T. Major Lecture Series:

  • April 6th at 4pm in Chemistry A-120 – “The Amazing Ribosome and its Tiny Enemies”
  • April 7th at 11am in Chemistry A-203 – “Climbing the Everest beyond the Everest”

The program will be held in the Chemistry Building on the University of Connecticut campus located in Storrs.

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yonath_postcardAda E. Yonath, Ph.D.

Recipient of the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Born: 22 June 1939, Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel)

Affiliation at the time of the award: Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Prize motivation: “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”

Field: biochemistry, structural chemistry

Prize share: 1/3



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