American Cancer Society Lifetime Research Professor Bruce Michael Alberts will be visiting Bilkent University to give a talk as part of the Faculty of Science Seminar Series. Prof. Alberts’s talk, entitled: “Biology Past and Biology Future: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?”, will be held at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium on Wednesday, September 25, at 3:40 p.m.
A prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science and mathematics education, Prof. Alberts is known for his work in science public policy as well as for his study of the protein complexes that enable chromosome replication when living cells divide. He is an original author of the leading cell biology textbook “Molecular Biology of the Cell.”
Prof. Alberts is professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, to which he returned after serving two six-year terms as president of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also editor-in-chief of Science magazine and United States science envoy to Pakistan and Indonesia.
Widely recognized for his work in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, Prof. Alberts has earned many honors and awards, including 16 honorary degrees. He currently serves on the advisory boards of more than 25 nonprofit institutions.