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Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar, "Reinterpreting the Genetic Code - Engineering and Probing Protein Behavior with Non-Canonical Amino Acids"

May 24, 2018 (Thu) | 12:15 PM -1:05 PM
James H. Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive, Seminar Room S360 : Stanford, CA

Lunch to be served at 12:00 PM; seminar begins at 12:15 PM. The genetic code, elucidated in the 1960s through the work of Nirenberg, Ochoa, Khorana and their coworkers, provides a set of molecular instructions for translating nucleic acids into proteins. Through the efforts of our laboratory and others, the code has been “reinterpreted” in various ways to enable the participation of an expanded set of amino acids in cellular protein synthesis. These developments have provided a basis for powerful new approaches to protein design and to spatially and temporally resolved analysis of cellular processes.

Department:  BioX

Contact: Cici Huber | 650-725-7472 | chuber@stanford.edu

Presenter(s):

  • David Tirrell Ross McCollum-William Corcoran Prof, Chem & ChemE, CalTech

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