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Save the Date: Symposium on Friday, Jan. 18: "Tom Steitz and the Structural Biology of the Central Dogma"


A one-day symposium in honor of the late Thomas A. Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Nobel Laureate, will take place on January 18, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Yale Law School auditorium, 127 Wall Street, New Haven. The title of the program is “Tom Steitz and the Structural Biology of the Central Dogma.”

The program will feature the following world-renowned speakers:

  • Richard Henderson (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK)
  • Lorena Beese (Duke University, Durham NC)
  • Dieter Soll (MB&B, Yale)
  • Tom Cech (University of Colorado and HHMI, Boulder CO)
  • Harry Noller (University of California, Santa Cruz CA)
  • Martin Schmeing (McGill University, Montreal CAN)
  • Robert Roeder (Rockefeller University, New York NY)
  • Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley CA)

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration closes on January 12.

The symposium is sponsored by the MacMillan Center, Yale Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale West Campus.

A separate memorial to Thomas Steitz will be held at 2:00 p.m. the following day, Saturday, January 19, at Battell Chapel, 400 College Street, New Haven. In lieu of flowers, the Steitz family has established an endowment for the Thomas Steitz Memorial Lecture Series in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale School of Medicine. Contributions may be made online. 

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