Prof. Rachel Green (USA) 02.07.2015

Adam Mickiewicz University and the City of Poznań invite you to an open lecture of Prof. Rachel Green from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - a world-famous expert in Biochemistry and molecular biology. The lecture is entitled "mRNA surveillance starts on the ribosome: biochemical and ribosomal profiling approaches" and will take place on 2nd of July 2015 at 12: 00 AM in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University, ul. Umultowska 89.

Rachel Green, Ph.D. since 1998, she has been a professor of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA). In addition, since 2000 she has been a researcher of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The laboratory of Prof. Green runs translation research, namely the process of protein synthesis by ribosome on the RNA matrix. In her tests she applies the biochemical methods and methods of molecular biology in order to explain the essential aspects of ribosome activity, both in bacteria cells and eukaryotic organisms. One of the areas of her interests are molecular mechanisms that provide high accuracy of protein synthesis. In addition, she deals with the explanation of various mechanisms of translation regulation where, among others, the RNA molecules are involved. The results of these tests are of great medical importance because the ribosome is the target of many antibacterial drugs.

Prof. Green is the author of more than 80 publications, e.g. in magazines like Nature, Science and Cell. Her discoveries have been honoured by many awards, e.g. Burroughs Wellcome Career Award, Searle Scholarship Award and David and Lucille Packard Fellowship Award. The proof of her didactic commitment is the honourable mention Prof. Green received as the Lecturer of the Year 2005 at the Johns Hopkins University. In addition, in 2012 as a recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements Prof. Green was elected to be a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

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