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K-State Today

May 8, 2015

Nobel Laureate to give two lectures on how cells export proteins

By Communications and Marketing

Randy Schekman

Professor Randy Schekman, a 2013 Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine, will give the lecture "How Cells Export Proteins" at 3 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. Refreshments will be served before the lecture at 2:30 p.m. The lecture will be streamed live.

In addition, Schekman will present a research colloquium "Mechanism of secretion of large protein complexes and miRNA" at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. Refreshments will be available at 9:45 a.m. An archive of the session will be posted after the colloquium.

Schekman is a professor at University of California, Berkeley, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. In 2013, Schekman received the Nobel Prize for developing genetic and biochemical approaches to reveal the secrets of secretion, using yeast as a model system. In 2011, he became editor in chief of a new open access journal, eLife, which is co-sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MaxPlanck Institutes and Wellcome Trust.

The lecture is sponsored by the biochemistry and molecular biophysics department, the university distinguished professors, and the Office of the Provost and is part of the Provost Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship series and the Hageman Distinguished Lecture in Agricultural Biochemistry series.