Since 1980 the society invites a renowned biochemist or molecular biologist for a lecture tour in The Netherlands each year. The Speaker of the Year visits three universities where (s)he presents a lecture and interacts with scientists and students. Many of the invited speakers are Nobel laureates, while several of the NVBMB Speakers of the Year later received the Nobel prize like Efraim Racker, NVBMB Speaker of the Year in 1982 received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry in 1997; Gunter Blobel, NVBMB Speaker of the Year 1983, received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry in 1999; Paul Nurse, NVBMB Speaker of the Year in 1992 received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001 and more recently Aaron Ciechanover, NVBMB Speaker of the Year 2004 who received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry in the same year.
NVBMB SPEAKER OF THE YEAR 2019
The laboratory of Patrick Cramer (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen) investigates the molecular mechanisms and systemic principles of gene transcription in eukaryotic cells. The laboratory uses integrated structural biology methods, including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, and biochemical tools. The Cramer laboratory also uses functional genomics and computational biology approaches to study the principles of transcription in living cell.
Dr. Cramer will give three seminars from October 14-16 2019:
Monday October 14: Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Host: Peter Verrijzer
Tuesday October 15: Utrecht University. Host: Hugo van Ingen
Wednesday October 16: Eindhoven University of Technology. Host Luc Brunsveld
A detailed program will be provided later