A seminar of Prof. Roger Kornberg. He and his research group have made several fundamental discoveries concerning the mechanisms and regulation of eukaryotic transcription.

Dear all,

We would like to draw your attention to the visit of Prof. Roger Kornberg, who will deliver a seminar as a Lokey distinguished speaker on

Wednesday, June 13 @14:00

Faculty of Biology – Auditorium

(poster in pdf format)

Roger D. Kornberg, from Stanford University, is widely known for his research on the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription, and the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He and his research group have made several fundamental discoveries concerning the mechanisms and regulation of eukaryotic transcription. These include:

–       The discovery of the nucleosome as the basic unit of chromosomal DNA in eukaryotic cells, and the elucidation its functional role as a general gene   repressor

–       The development of an in vitro yeast transcription system, identifying and purifying all the proteins required for the transcription process

–       The discovery of the Mediator protein complex, and its regulatory role

–       The solution of the structure of RNA polymerase at atomic resolution.

Altogether, Roger has made a unique contribution to our understanding of transcription and its regulation. He is also an inspiring speaker.

We encourage you and your students to attend this important seminar.