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Chemistry Nobel Laureate Yonath to Deliver Public Lecture—April 7 at NYU

April 7, 2010
N-300, 2009-10

Ada Yonath, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will deliver a public lecture on Wednesday, April 7, 3:30 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914 (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place). Subway Lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street).

The event, sponsored by NYU’s Department of Chemistry, is free and open to the public, with RSVP to Call 212.998.8400 for more information. Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

Yonath, the Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology and director of Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, shared the Nobel Prize with Cambridge University’s Venkatraman Ramakrishna and Yale University’s Thomas A. Steitz.

The three were recognized for their research on the structure and function of the ribosome. Yonath, Ramakrishna, and Steitz showed what the ribosome looks like and how it functions at the atomic level. All three have used a method called X-ray crystallography to map the position for each of the hundreds of thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome.

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  Chemistry Nobel Laureate Yonath to Deliver Public Lecture—April 7 at NYU

A molecular model of a Ribosome. Ribosomes are present in the cells of all forms of life, from bacteria to humans. DNA is copied to RNA, and Ribosomes read the instructions encoded in RNA to build proteins. Ribosomes were first observed in the 1950s, but the detail of their complex structure wasn't known until the early 2000s.

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