Heineken Lecture Prof Christopher Dobson

Heineken Lecture Prof Christopher Dobson

Prof Christopher Dobson, who has been awarded the 2014 Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics (USD 200,000), will be visiting Utrecht University on September 29. Dobson will give a lecture about his research for uncovering the manner in which proteins in the human body sometimes misfold themselves and how that process may lead to age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes. Before this, Dr. Celia Berkers, UU researchers and winner of the Heineken Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2014, will give a lecture.

Where  Utrecht University, Marinus Ruppertbuilding, Zaal Blauw
When   29 September 2014, 15.15-17.00 hr

Attendance is free of charge, but we kindly ask you to register here.

About Christopher Dobson
Christopher Dobson is Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Dobson has been studying the way in which biological molecules behave for many years, both in laboratories and test tubes and in the real world of the human body. His work has helped show how molecular building blocks assemble themselves into chains, and how these chains fold into complex structures.

About Celia Berkers
Dr Celia Berkers is a research group leader at Utrecht University’s Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research and studies interactions between medicines and the ‘metabolome’, i.e. all the small molecules in the cell and their interactions. Her work may help us develop new drugs against various diseases. She is receiving the 2014 Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysics for her research into the workings of the proteasome, a structure that breaks down proteins in biological cells.

Heineken Prize
Every other year, the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation awards one of the most prestigious prizes conferred in the Netherlands: the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. In doing so, the Foundation draws attention to the importance of these two disciplines, including the biochemical and biophysical aspects of microbiology and the physiology of seed germination. The prize does not cover technical aspects of the physiology of seed germination. The Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of a crystal trophy and USD 200,000
The Heineken Young Scientists Awards are intended to give talented young scientists and scholars extra encouragement. They are presented simultaneously with the Heineken Prizes to talented young researchers whose outstanding work sets an example for other young scientists and scholars.The Heineken Young Scientists Awards consist of a work of art and EUR 10,000.
The Heineken Prizes and the Heineken Young Scientists Awards will be presented on 2 October 2014.

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