Imaging the Molecules of Life

Prof Susan Lea, Statutory Chair of Microbiology talks with Prof William James, Professor of Virology, in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. They discuss the recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for their work on cryo-electron microscopy. This ground breaking research now allows scientists to view biological molecules in their natural configuration by creating film like sequences. The work builds and improves on technologies such as x-ray crystallography and other techniques, which don't produce such high quality images and have disadvantages such as destroying much of the biological detail.

Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 15:15
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Europaeum Scholars Programme

Dr Andrew Graham, Executive Chair of the Europaeum discusses the organisation's new Scholars Programme with Prof William James, Professor of Virology at the University of Oxford. After the Brexit vote and 25 years of the Europaeum, a decision was made that it was needed more than ever and a process of restructuring, revisioning and refinancing was commenced. The main outcome has been to launch a new Scholars Programme, which will see 30 PhD candidates from across the Europaeum member institutions embark on a two year programme which runs parallel to their degree. The interview was conducted in Balliol College, University of Oxford where Dr Graham was previously Master of the College.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:30
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