Jack Szostak


2018 Randolph T. Major Lecture Series

Professor Jack W. Szostak, recipient of the 2009 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, delivered two scientific talks at the University of Connecticut as part of the 2018 Randolph T. Major Lecture Series:

“The Origin of Cellular Life”
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 PM

“The Surprising Chemistry of Nonenzymatic RNA Replication”
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 PM

2018 R.T. Major Lecture Series Flyer

About Jack W. Szostak, Ph.D.

Born: 9 November 1952, London, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”

Field: genetics

“Jack W. Szostak – Facts”. Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 18 Aug 2017. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2009/szostak-facts.html>

Photo: U. Montan via www.nobelprize.org