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 in Chemistry in 1997; Gunter Blobel, NVBMB Speaker of the Year 1983, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999; Paul Nurse, NVBMB Speaker of the Year in 1992 received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001; Roger Tsien, NVBMB Speaker of the Year in 2001 received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008; Aaron Ciechanover, NVBMB Speaker of the Year 2004 who received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry in the same year; Randy Schekman, NVBMB Speaker of the year 2009 who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2013.
NVBMB SPEAKER OF THE YEAR 2019
Professor of Molecular Biology
Max Plack Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Transcription of the genome: mechanisms and regulatory principles
The Cramer laboratory combines state-of-the-art integrated structural biology with functional genomics and computational biology to study eukaryotic gene transcription. A series of break-through studies revealed the molecular mechanisms in the initiation and elongation of transcription by RNA polymerase II and its passage through chromatin. Recently, the lab developed methods to monitor transcription at high temporal resolution, resulting in new kinetic insights into transcriptional regulation genome-wide. The lecture will present the most recent findings and suggest future directions for the investigation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of genome regulation.
Dr. Cramer will give three seminars from October 14-16 2019:
Mon Oct 14th 16-17h; Erasmus University Rotterdam
Collegezaal 1, Onderwijsgebouw, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, Rotterdam
host: prof. Peter Verrijzer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Oct 15th 16-17h; Utrecht University
Ruppert Paars, Marinus Ruppert Gebouw, Leuvenlaan 21, Utrecht
host: dr. Hugo van Ingen (email@example.com)
Wed Oct 16th 11-12h; Eindhoven University of Technolgy
Helix room STC 0.01, Kranenveld 14, Eindhoven
host: prof. Luc Brunsveld (firstname.lastname@example.org)