Nobel laureate to visit UB, HWI

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UB and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) are co-sponsoring a visit April 8-9 from the world-renowned scientist who was awarded the most recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Ada E. Yonath, 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 while in Buffalo. She will discuss “The Stunning Ribosome Architecture and Hints on its Origin” at 11 a.m. April 8 at HWI, 700 Ellicott St. on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; on April 9 at 4:15 p.m., she will speak on “Antibiotics Targeting the Ribosome” at UB as the 2010 Howard Tieckelmann Memorial Lecturer. The program will be held in 225 Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus.

Yonath is the fourth woman ever—and the first in 40 years—to receive chemistry’s highest international honor.

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