Symposium honors Yale Nobel laureate Sidney Altman

Some of the world’s top biologists will make presentations at the Greenberg Center on Thursday, March 24 at the Sidney Altman Symposium honoring Yale’s 1989 Nobel laureate in chemistry.

The all-day symposium will begin at 9:10 a.m. with a presentation titled “Why Sex is Necessary” by Harvard’s Matthew Meselson and will conclude with a talk by Roger Kornberg of Stanford, a 2006 Nobel laureate. 

Other presenters include William McClain of the University of Wisconsin, Mark Ptashne of Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas of Harvard, Thomas Maniatis of Columbia, and Ling-ling Chen of Shanghai Institute of  Sciences.

Altman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology and Chemistry, will present the closing remarks.

The symposium is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., and a cocktail reception will follow the event.

The symposium is open to the public. The Greenberg Center is located at 391 Prospect St.