A Symposium in Honor of Frederick Sanger
Starts: Nov 5, 2014 8:30 AM
Ends: Nov 5, 2014 6:00 PM
Location: Location: Medical Education Telemedicine (MET) Auditorium
A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF FREDERICK SANGER
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM MEDICAL EDUCATION TELEMEDICINE (MET) AUDITORIUM, UCSD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
A scientist for the ages, Frederick Sanger developed methods to determine the structure of proteins, RNA, and DNA using his incisive recognition of the importance of structure in biology. Using brilliant yet simple tools he determined how a small number of building blocks could lead to the complex functions of macromolecules. Long before most others, he intuited that the function of these molecules must emanate from the arrangement - the sequence - of those building blocks. Armed with that knowledge, it was a straightforward task to apply chemical methods to determine those sequences, work that earned him two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, one of only three scientists ever to receive two Nobel Prizes in science. His world-view of simplicity and humble self-confidence shaped his science and generous interactions with his colleagues. He set a scientific and personal standard that inspired friends and students and became a bedrock of modern science. Perhaps as much as science, Fred loved gardening and he was especially proud of his roses and dahlias. Like his science, they were beautiful.
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