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: To be announced

Location: BMC, C4:305

Lunch sandwiches will be served during the talk


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.