Pegram Lecture

"Biology Past and Biology Future: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going"

Presented by Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 11:00 am — Berkner Hall Auditorium

Our view of the chemistry of life has changed dramatically over the course of the past 40 years. At any moment of time, we have always vastly underestimated the sophistication of cellular mechanisms, and it is certain that we still have an enormous number of surprises ahead of us. This is therefore an exciting and challenging time to be a biological scientist, and there are enormous opportunities for discovery.
, I shall discuss two of the challenges created by three recent surprises:
1) The recognition that positive and negative feedback loops underlie nearly all of cell chemistry.
2) The recognition that extensive scaffold networks produce biochemical sub-compartments in the cell, without requiring a membrane.

Hosted by: Peter Wanderer

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