Please join the Departments of Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry in welcoming the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, to deliver the Inagural James and Kathleen McCloskey Bioscience Endowed Lecture, Friday September 20th at 3:30PM. The talk is entitled, Termination of translation in bacteria and eukaryotes and will be held in the L. S. Skaggs Auditorium, College of Pharmacy, 30 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City.
In all domains of life, the termination of protein synthesis during translation is triggered by the entry of a stop codon on mRNA into the A site of the ribosome. The three stop codons of the genetic code are recognized by a protein release factor. However, release factors in bacteria and eukaryotes appear to have no structural or sequence similarity. In this talk, I will describe structural work that sheds light on the basis of release factor function in the two domains of life and show that despite their dissimilarity, they share certain common features and mechanisms.
A reception in his honor will commence at 5:00 PM in the College of Pharmacy L. S. Skaggs Atrium. Dr. Ramakrishnan's will hold a book signing during the reception. Kings English has agreed to help with the book signing, and they can provide copies of Dr. Ramakrishnan’s book, Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome, in one of two ways:
- You can preorder the book from them and pick up your copy at the book signing event. The link for preordering is: https://www.kingsenglish.com/book/9780465093366 and you will need to indicate in the notes when you checkout that you want to pick up the book at the book signing. Alternatively, you can preorder the book by calling them at: 801-484-9100. You must preorder by September 19.
- Alternatively, you can indicate now that you would like a book and pay for it at the book signing on September 20. The cost is $28, and they will accept cash or any major credit card.
Light refreshments and libations will be served.
Please print out your e-mailed registration confirmation and bring it to the event. It will serve as your ticket to the reception.
|| Misti Christensen