Chemistry in Living Systems: Shedding Light on Glycans

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George E. Pake Auditorium 2008-01-07

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Chemistry in Living Systems: Shedding Light on Glycans

Join us for an interesting discussion around the application of chemistry and nanotechnology in cellular processes.

Prof. Bertozzi is the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at UCSF. She is also the Director of the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Prof. Bertozzi is a member of several Scientific Advisory Boards of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, co-Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Chemical Biology. Prof. Bertozzi has been recognized with numerous awards and society memberships.

Prof. Bertozzi's research focuses on applications of chemistry and nanoscience in the study of cellular processes. Her group has developed chemical approaches for profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer and identified metabolic pathways in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are candidate drug targets. In addition, Prof. Bertozzi's group has developed new materials engineered at the nanometer scale to mimic the biological materials mucin and bone. Finally, her group has developed biomimetic coatings for nanotubes that enable their use in biological systems.

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