Visualise translation of bacteria and viruses at single nucleotide resolution

This webinar aims to promote interest in Ribosome profiling – a powerful, yet specialised genome-wide technique to capture global translation (i.e. protein synthesis) at any given time.

The two invited speakers – Drs Allen Buskirk and Noam Stern-Ginossar are prominent world leaders in the study of bacterial and viral translation dynamics, respectively, and have made extensive use of ribosome profiling in their work. By applying a modified ribosome profiling protocol to bacterial genetic mutants, Dr Buskirk and his group have recently revealed that the translation start site in bacteria is hard-wired, independently of the Shine-Dalgarno motif.

In the world of virology, besides recent revelations on the coding capacity of the SARS-CoV-2, Dr Stern-Ginossar was the first to apply ribosome profiling to a virus, notably human cytomegalovirus where she revealed hundreds of novel viral elements such as small upstream open reading frames, revealing unanticipated complexity to the HCMV coding capacity.

Invited speakers:

  • Allen Burskirk, John Hopkins University (USA)
  • Noam Stern-Ginossar, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

The webinar will be chaired by Betty Chung, from the University of Cambridge, and is aimed for practising scientist in early years of their career.

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Aug 04 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Biochemical Society


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