Seminars Fall 2014

Thursday Sept 11th, 12 pm

Speaker: Paul Whitford, Dept. of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston

Title: Using Simulations to Explore the Sterics and Entropy of Ribosome Function

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Thursday Sept 18th, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Umesh Varshney, Dept. of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Title: Is initiation of protein synthesis an exclusive property of the initiator tRNAs?

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Thursday Sept 25th, 12:15 pm

Speaker: John Christodoulou, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London and Birkbeck College, London

Title: Structural investigations of protein folding on the ribosome.

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Thursday Oct 9th, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Kaweng Ieong, Dept. of Cell and Moleculat Biology, Uppsala University

Title: Multi-step proofreading of tRNA selection by mRNA programmed ribosomes.

Location: BMC, C4:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served during the talk.


Thursday Oct 23rd, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Ruben Gonzalez, Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York

Title: The structural dynamics of translation initiation.

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Thursday Oct 30st, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Betul Kacar, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Atlanta, GA

Title: Adaptation in modern bacteria after replacement of the Elongation Factor gene with its ancient homolog

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Thursday Nov 6st, 12:15 pm

Speaker: James Williamson, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Dept. of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Title: Dynamics of Bacterial Ribosome Assembly

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Thursday Nov 20th, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Magnus Johansson, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University

Title: Studies of single translating ribosomes in vitro and in vivo

Location: BMC, C4:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served during the talk (from 12:00)


Thursday Dec 4th, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Roland Beckmann, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Munich, Munich

Title: To be announced

Location: BMC, C8:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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Wednesday Dec 17th, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Simpson Joseph, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Title: To be announced

Location: BMC, C8:301

Lunch sandwiches will be served in Öbrinkrummet after the seminar

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RiboCORE – From ribosome structure to bacterial physiology

The aim of RiboCORE is to through multidisciplinary studies of the ribosome gain insights and results that are not limited by the expertise of individual groups. The research is led by seven internationally recognized group leaders with expertise in computational biology, molecular biology, fast kinetics, crystallography, single molecule and single cell imaging, systems biology, molecular genetics and molecular evolution. The research is performed within a tight collaboration between groups in the departments of Cell and Molecular biology and Medical biochemistry and microbiology at BMC, Uppsala University.

RiboCORE retreat 2014

Funding

 RiboCORE is funded by a 47.5 million SEK grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 2011-2016.

 

 

RiboCOURSE 2015

Aim of the course:

  • To promote the scientific discussion and the ability to critically read and understand a scientific publication.
  • To get acquainted with topics that might not be in the immediate focus of the individual research project.
  • To meet and discuss with people in the RiboCORE community.
  • To solve problems in your own research by introducing new perspectives.

The course comprises five literature seminars and two problem solving work-shops:

Litterateur seminar: At least one week before the course occasion the paper/papers to be discussed are distributed. These papers should be read in depth before the seminar so that the content could be argued for or against in a convincing matter. Who should defend or criticize the paper will be decided on the seminar.

Problem solving work-shop: Each student prepares one (or several) problems that they have been struggling with in their research and would like input on from the community. The format is similar to the problem solving session at the Rånäs retreat, but without the presentation part.

Start: January 15th, 2015

Location: BMC, E10:3309

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Sign up for the course here

Links

Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology

Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology