New Frontiers in Synthetic Life 2013

Tsien, Roger

The 2013 NCMLS New Frontiers symposium - a joint venture between the Radboud University Medical & Science faculties - will feature international keynote speakers as well as NCMLS top researchers, who will provide high-quality presentations on current achievements and challenges ahead in our quest to understanding the chemistry and biology of life. The topic will be  New Frontiers in Synthetic Life.

New Frontiers in Synthetic Life will be held on the 11th & 12th November 2013 in the Radboud Auditorium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Further information can be

Prof. Roger Tsien, professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, has accepted our invitation to be keynote speaker. His pioneering work led to him being awarded the  2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). The second keynote speaker, Carolyn Bertozzi, is the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Prof. Bertozzi's research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on studies of cell surface glycosylation pertinent to disease states.

Towards the end of each year the NCMLS organises an international 'New Frontiers' symposium across one of the thematic areas of NCMLS with the intention of exploring the newest scientific research and pioneering developments. These 'New Frontiers' symposia are highly successful with fruitful discussions on the latest developments in the chosen field in front of a large international audience. The NCMLS has attracted several Nobel prize winners in recent years. 2012 is also no exception: 

New Frontiers in Personal Genomics: 3rd & 4th December 2012

***Registration & abstract submission now open***

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