laureate in Chemistry visits Faculty
of Science, Mahidol University
to deliver special lecture on
phenomenon of destruction of protein,
which is the key to human survival.
Understanding of this phenomenon
leads to development of cancer
drugs and drugs that correct neurological
disorders such as Alzheimer’s
Prof. Dr. Skorn Mongkolsuk, Dean,
Faculty of Science revealed that
the Faculty of Science in collaboration
with the International Peace Foundation
have organized special lectures
by Nobel Laureates in various
fields since 2005, and this Thursday,
April 10, 2008, Prof. Aaron Ciechanover,
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in
2004 will deliver special lecture
entitled "Life and death
– Why our proteins have
to die so we shall live"
which will be organized in L01
at Faculty of Science, Mahidol
University, Rama 6 Rd between
14:00-15:00. The special lecture
is open to public free of charge.
Advance online registration can
be done at www.sc.mahidol.ac.th
or register on the day of the
event. This special lecture is
a part of 50th Anniversary of
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University,
and honorary Minister of Ministry
of Science and Technology will
preside over the opening ceremony
of the special lecture.
reasons why we should concern
about “Life and
death – Why our proteins
have to die so we shall live”
is because proteins are mechanics
in our body that concern with
every activity no matter it may
walking, seeing, hearing, heart
beating, digestion, breathing,
or excreting unwanted waste from
the body. Proteins are transient,
and are constantly destroy and
synthesize endlessly. Each day,
approximately 10% of protein in
our body are destroyed and replaced.
Many interesting questions include
1) why are our proteins destroyed,
2) what is the mechanism of destruction,
3) what happen if this mechanism
go wrong, and 4) how can we correct
the abnormality? These are challenging
questions that await proof.
In this special lecture, Prof.
Dr. Ciechanover will explain the
phenomenon of protein destruction
and illustrate the importance
of basic research that lead to
development of various drugs such
as cancer drugs and drugs that
correct neurological disorders.
This special lecture is very much
expected to benefit students,
researchers, and general public.
Date : April 10, 2008