A 1-day symposium in honor of Tom Steitz was held on January 18, 2019, from 11am to 5pm in the Yale Law School auditorium, 127 Wall Street  (capacity 450). We have also secured an overflow room (Room 127) where we will be live streaming.  

Below is the spectacular list of speakers:


11:00  Richard Henderson (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK) “Scientific adventures with Tom in Cambridge and at Yale”

11:30  Lorena Beese (Duke University, Durham NC) “ Looking at DNA polymerases with Tom”

12:00  Dieter Soll (MB&B, Yale) “A tRNA guided-journey: From synthetic chemistry to synthetic biology”

12:30  Lunch

1:45  Tom Cech (University of Colorado and HHMI, Boulder CO) “Biological Catalysis by RNA and by RNP”

2:15 Harry Noller (University of California, Santa Cruz CA) “Ribosome Adventures: Exploring the Mother Ship of Life”

2:45 Martin Schmeing (McGill University, Montreal CAN)  “Musical Peptide Synthesis”

3:15  Coffee Break

4:00 Robert Roeder (Rockefeller University, New York NY) “50 Years of RNA Polymerases:  Complexities Unforeseen”

4:30 Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley CA) “RNA-guided Biology: From ribozymes to genome editing”

Sponsored by

Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Yale School of Medicine  

Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Yale West Campus



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