Nobel prize winner Sir Tim Hunt in Tartu this spring!
In less than a month, on May 19, a conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology will be held at the university's assembly hall, starting at 10 AM.The speakers will include Sir Tim Hunt, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001, Ain Heinaru, UT Professor of Genetics, Richard Villems, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, and Viljar Jaks, Research Fellow in Cell Biology at the institute.
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May 19, Wednesday, UT Assembly Hall, 10 AM.
Ain Heinaru, UT Professor of Genetics, the founding Director of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology as a Project
Sir Tim Hunt, Cancer Research UK, the 2001 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Getting in and out of Mitosis
Richard Villems, UT Professor of Archaeogenetics, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
A la recherche du temps perdu- In Search of Lost Time
Viljar Jaks, Research Fellow at the UT Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Senior Research Fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
Skin Stem Cells- One for All and All for One?
The conference is scheduled to end at 1:30 PM. Participation is free of charge and open to the public. The university's Communication Office will make arrangements for journalists to meet Sir Tim Hunt and other speakers. Journalists who are interested in participating should inform the Communication Office in advance. Contacts below.
In addition to the academic conference, anniversary events will include an exhibition about the institute at the UT Library and the publication of an anniversary brochure giving an overview of the institute and its work.
The UT Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology accounts for approximately one sixth of the university's research publications and one tenth of the university's PhD defences. Many small biotechnology companies have sprung from the institute, several of which have to date developed into international businesses. The institute's staff are widely known for their contributions to research and research-related policy debates and policy making in Estonia as well as internationally.
Additional information: Toivo Maimets, director of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, +372 737 5028, +372 527 7002, %20toivo.maimets [ät] ut.ee, www.tymri.ut.ee
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