27 avril: "Pathways and mechanisms of virus entry" - Stephen HARRISSON, Harvard

15h00, Sciences II - Salle de séminaire de Biochimie, salle 352

Stephen Harrison
Harvard Medical School

"Pathways and mechanisms of virus entry"

Stephen HARRISON is a world figure in the field of viral structure. He is an amazing speaker and an inspiring scientist. See below a brief description of his contributions...

Stephen C. Harrison
 is Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, and Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 

Harrison has made important contributions to structural biology, most notably by determining and analyzing the structures of viruses and viral proteins, by crystallographic analysis of protein/DNA complexes, and by structural studies of protein-kinase switching mechanisms. The initiator of high-resolution virus crystallography, he has moved from his early work on tomato bushy stunt virus (1978) to the study of more complex human pathogens, including the capsid of human papillomavirus, the envelope of dengue virus, rotavirus particles, and several components of HIV. He has also turned some his research attention to even more complex subcellular assemblies, such as clathrin coated vesicles and kinetochores.

Dr. Harrison is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a foreign member of EMBO. He received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (with Don Wiley and Michael Rossmann) in 1990, the ICN International Prize in Virology in 1998, and the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (with Michael Rossmann) in 2001.

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