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"The Revolution in Electron Cryo-Microscopy"

On Saturday, November 10, 2018,
The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
will award the 2018 Glenn T. Seaborg Medal to


Professor Robert Glaeser
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Professor Richard Henderson
Nobel Laureate Chemistry 2017
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

In recognition of their crucial contributions to the science of electron cryo-microscopy.
Poster Session - UCLA CNSI Lobby - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Symposium - UCLA CNSI Auditorium - 1:00 to 5:45 pm
Reception & Dinner - UCLA Luskin Center - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
2018 Symposium Speakers
Helen Saibil Elizabeth Villa Robert Glaeser Richard Henderson
Helen Saibil
Birkbeck College, London
Elizabeth Villa
University of California, San Diego
Robert Glaeser
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Richard Henderson
MRC Laboratory of Microbiology
About the 2018 Seaborg Medalists

Robert "Bob" Glaeser is a biophysicist and structural biologist who grew up in Wisconsin, where he obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After completing the Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, he spent one year as a post-doc in Oxford and a second year as a post-doc at the University of Chicago. He then returned to Berkeley as a faculty member and as a Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His University service includes a 5-year term as Divisional Dean of Biological Sciences, and his professional service includes a term as president of the Microscopy Society of America and a term as council member of the Biophysical Society. His professional honors include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Award, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

Richard Henderson is a Scottish biophysicist and molecular biologist who was the first to successfully produce a three-dimensional image of a biological molecule at atomic resolution using a technique known as cryo-electron microscopy. Henderson's refinement of imaging methods for cryo-electron microscopy, in which biomolecules are frozen in such a way that allows them to retain their natural shape and are then visualized with a high-resolution microscope, enabled researchers to capture images of numerous biomolecular structures that previously could not be imaged by other means. He was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (shared with biophysicists Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank) for his work.

About the Glenn T. Seaborg Medal
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The Glenn T. Seaborg Medal was established in 1987 by the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to honor individuals for their significant contributions to chemistry and biochemistry. The medal is awarded annually. The recipient is chosen by the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Executive Committee. Dr. Seaborg's life, work and contributions are best characterized by one word - excellence.

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