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Molecular biology and beyond

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center launch a series of lectures.

Skoltech Professor Mikhail Gelfand will deliver the first lecture, Molecular biology: the core of everything, on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 17:00.

Molecular biology studies a diversity of processes from storage and transmission of hereditary information to the structure and functions of various compounds. Despite the overwhelming amount of knowledge accumulated over the 70 years since the discovery of the DNA structure, the functioning of proteins and genes remains as relevant today as ever. Understanding the essential processes, such as translation, transcription and replication, opens the door to the fascinating world of scientific discovery.

In his lecture, Skoltech professor Mikhail Gelfand will present some basic concepts of molecular biology and explain how bioinformatics, molecular biology and evolution mix to form a “scientific cocktail”.

Mikhail Gelfand, Doctor of Science (Biology), is a bioinformatician and Skoltech vice-president for biomedical research.


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