This week's PUBlic Professor - Dr. Ute Kothe M.Sc. (Biochemistry), Ph.D. (Physical Biochemistry)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Join biochemistry professor, Dr. Ute Kothe, as she explores From the Beginnings of Life to Modern Medicine: Why RNA Matters.

RNA (RiboNucleic Acid) has been proposed to be the most ancient molecule of life that was present before DNA or proteins. In taking the audience back to the very beginnings of life, Ute will first share current hypotheses on the crucial roles RNA played during these early stages of life on earth.

Today, RNA has adopted an ever-growing variety of functions in all living cells and is truly a jack-of-all-trades. Using RNA as the example, Ute will illustrate how research in biochemistry contributes to understanding the molecular basis of all living organisms. In particular, she will talk about her investigations of RNA modification, folding and its role during the formation of all proteins.

Thursday, September 21, 7 - 9 p.m.

Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB

FREE. Everyone welcome. No RSVP required. Seating is limited, however, so arrive early!

Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.