CAA Sweden Discussion with Nobel Laureate Dr. Joachim Frank

Please RSVP for this event at ColumbiaAlumniSweden@gmail.com . CAA Sweden is honored and delighted to invite you to meet our own 2017 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry—Dr. Joachim Frank. Dr. Frank and his fellow winners, Richard Henderson of Cambridge University and Jacques Dubochet at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, developed the field of cryo-electron microscopy, in which powerful electron microscopes are used to more clearly study frozen biomolecules. When molecules are frozen, electron microscopes can reveal the fuzzy two-dimensional outlines of individual molecules. Frank devised methods that turn thousands of such images into a finely detailed three-dimensional representation. Increasing numbers of structural biologists are now using cryo-electron microscopy to visualize larger and more complex molecules at atomic resolution than possible with older techniques. Scientists harness these three-dimensional snapshots to understand how specific molecules cause human disease, and how to design more targeted drugs. Dr. Frank joined the Columbia faculty in 2008. A professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics as well as the department of biological sciences, he is the second member of the department to share the chemistry prize recently. Professor Martin Chalfie is a 2008 Nobel laureate for pioneering work on green fluorescent protein and development of its use in research. Come join us for an exclusive, intimate session with Dr. Frank. We will discuss everything from his discoveries to his experiences at Columbia. This is a limited seating event, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.