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Nobel Laureate Dr. Joachim Frank To Speak At Huck Distinguished Lecture Series March 29

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences will host a lecture from Nobel Laureate Dr. Joachim Frank at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.

The lecture will be held in Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library and is free to all. Frank’s talk will also be available through a livestream for those unable to attend in person.

Frank’s lecture will discuss single-particle cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) of biomolecules, a topic that earned him the Franklin Medal in Life Science in 2014, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences in 2017, and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017.

The freezing of samples and Cryo-EM allows for visualization of the making of proteins, and Frank’s lecture will further describe this method and the applications of his work in this field.

Frank is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, as well as a professor of biological sciences, at Columbia University. He has worked on his research at the Max Planck Institute for Protein and Leather Research in Munich, the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, and the Wadsworth Center in Albany. Additionally, Frank was part of the faculty at the School of Public Health of SUNY Albany and was later supported as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

This lecture is just one of several in the Huck Distinguished Lecture Series. In April, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences will host Suzanne Simard from the University of British Columbia.

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