Nobel prize winner to give lecture at Uni
NOBEL Prize-winning biologist Professor Venki Ramakrishnan will be at Loughborough University this week presenting a lecture on migration in science.
The President of the Royal Society will discuss the implications for postBrexit Britain on Friday, May 18, as part of a series of events on migration led by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS).
Mr Ramakrishnan has made numerous contributions to science and has helped advance our understanding of the ribosome – a site within living cells where the genetic information is read to synthesise pro- teins from amino acids.
Mr Ramakrishnan received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on ribosomal structure and was knighted in 2012.
Mr Ramakrishnan said: “Science is international and has flourished by being open to people, who bring new ideas, techniques, and viewpoints.
“Science in the UK has benefited by being open to talent from all around the world and we must preserve that openness.”
Professor Ramakrishnan’s Loughborough visit has been organised by Associate Dean of Enterprise Professor Darren Smith, who is the Aca- demic Lead for the IAS Migration Theme.
The ‘Migration in Science - implications for post-Brexit Britain’ talk will take place in The Turing, Sir Dennis Rooke, from noon until 1pm and will be followed by a networking lunch.
It is a free event and is expected to be attended by Loughborough ViceChancellor Professor Robert Allison and a number of local dignitaries. To book a place visit https://www. eventbrite. co. uk/ e/ ias- lecturemigration-in-science-implicationsf o r- post- brexi t- br i t a i n - t i c kets-44411672508
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Professor Venki Ramakrishnan.