Venki Ramakrishnan

Sat 13 July 2019

Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Everyone knows the term DNA. Mention the ribosome on the other hand, and you will usually be met with blank faces, even from scientists. And yet, without ribosomes nothing lives. Offering a fascinating insight into what it is like to work at the cutting edge of modern science, Nobel Prize-winner Sir Venki Ramakrishnan will tell the story of his quest to determine the structure of the ribosome, and so resolve an ancient mystery at the heart of life itself.