Prof. Eric Westhof (France) 7.10.2021

The Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the Poznań University of Technology in Poznań and the City of Poznań invite you to an open lecture entitled "Chemistry and Evolution in RNA", which will be delivered by Prof. Eric Westhof from the University of Strasbourg in France.

The lecture will be held on October 7 at 11:30 in room no. 8 of the Lecture Center of the Poznań University of Technology. If you are interested in participating in the lecture, please contact us in advance at

Professor Eric Westhof was born in Belgium and has been working at the University of Strasbourg in France since 1981. In 1988 he became a professor in the field of Structural Biochemistry. Since 2009, he has been the Vice-President (an equivalent of the Vice-Rector) for research and doctoral studies at the University of Strasbourg. Professor Eric Westhof is a world-famous authority on the structural biology of nucleic acids. He is the originator and founder of the international RNA-Puzzles initiative, which brings together scientists involved in computational modelling and quality assessment of RNA spatial structures. He has published 420 papers in many prestigious scientific journals (e.g. Nature, Cell, Nucleic Acids Research, RNA Journal), which received over 28,000 citations.

Professor Eric Westhof is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences LEOPOLDINA, EMBO, the European Academy and the Scientific Council of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Poznań. He is acting as an editor in prestigious journals dedicated to chemistry and biology of nucleic acids, e.g. Nucleic Acids Research and RNA Journal.

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