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In honor of University of Illinois microbiologist Sol Spiegelman and his work with recombinant DNA technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is hosting the symposium “The Enduring Legacy of Sol Spiegelman.” We are featuring a public lecture and a series of plenary talks from October 20-22, 2017.

Our national panel of speakers, including two Nobel Laureates, encompasses diverse disciplines such as microbiology, biochemistry, cellular and development biology, neuroscience, and biomolecular engineering, and will be presenting on current and future work in their respective fields.

Register for free at spiegelman2017.igb.illinois.edu.

 

Speakers include:

Frances H. Arnold
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry
California Institute of Technology

Richard Axel
Nobel Laureate
University Professor, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, of Neuroscience and of Pathology
Columbia University

Larry Gold
Chairman and Founder, SomaLogic
Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental
University of Colorado Boulder

Leroy Hood
President and Co-founder
Institute for Systems Biology

Clyde Hutchison
Distinguished Investigator, The J. Craig Venter Institute
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gerald Joyce
Professor
Jack H. Skirball Center for Chemical Biology and Proteomics
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

David Liu
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Yi Lu
Professor of Chemistry
Faculty Affiliate, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan Martinis
Professor and Head, Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Olgica Milenkovic
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pamela Silver
Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

Joan Steitz
Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale School of Medicine

Jack Szostak
Nobel Laureate
Professor of Genetics and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard Medical School

Rachel Whitaker
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Infection Genomics for One Health Research Theme Leader, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Feng Zhang
James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Huimin Zhao
Centennial Endowed Chair, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Biosystems Design Research Theme Leader, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign