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Promiscuous Proteins - Marie Curie Lecture Series

Promiscuous Proteins - Marie Curie Lecture Series

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When:

  • Thu 8 Sep ’11, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Where:

Timaru Boys’ High School, 211 North Street, Timaru

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This lecture by Dr Juliet Gerrard is part of the year-long Marie Curie lecture series.

Promiscuous Proteins - Insights Into Antibiotic Design, Nanodevices, Counter-Terrorism and Fluffy Croissants

Most biological materials are assembled from proteins carrying out the day-to-day business of cells. We understand these molecules in great detail but have little understanding of how and why they gather into larger assemblies to carry out their individual functions. This lecture will probe how protein structures assemble into remarkable molecular machines and explore how a fundamental understanding of these processes opens up exciting applications in a wide range of fields.

Professor Gerrard leads an interdisciplinary research team and co-directs the new Biomolecular Interaction Centre at the University of Canterbury. She won a National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2004 and is currently Deputy Chair of the Marsden Fund Council.

This lecture is suitable for students from years 12 and 13. Schools requiring further information or wishing to send groups of students should contact Kerri Whytock at Timaru Boys’ High School on whytockke@timaruboys.school.nz or 03 687 7560.

No ticket booking necessary for this talk.

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