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Iconic Voices from MIT featuring Dr Susumu Tonegawa

14 Nov 2018 4.00PM to 5.15PM SUTD Auditorium, 8 Somapah Road, Singapore 487372 (Building 2, Level 1, nearest to Lobby E and J)

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Throughout the history of mankind, human beings have been fascinated by memory — how do we form, store, and recall memories? How do we lose them? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Dr. Susumu Tonegawa and also how his recent studies, conducted by combining molecular genetic and optogenetic technology, have revolutionised memory research.



About the Iconic Voices from MIT lecture series
Sponsored by Far East Organization, this series of lectures feature leading faculty such as Nobel laureates or Pritzker Architecture Prize winners from MIT. It is formulated to educate the public, industry professionals and students in different areas of science, architecture, technology and design, and the impact of these elements on our future. This lecture series provide a learning platform through which the audience can interact with the various experts in their respective fields. 

About the Speaker
Dr. Tonegawa is the sole winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987 for “his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity". He has since been making seminal contributions in neuroscience. His recent studies conducted by combining molecular genetic and optogenetic technology have revolutionised memory research, and were recognised in 2014 by a Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and as one of The Top 10 Discoveries by the journal Science.
 
Tonegawa received his B.Sc. from Kyoto University in Chemistry and his Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Molecular Biology. He completed his postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute in San Diego in Molecular Biology, before working at the Basel Institute for Immunology in Basel, Switzerland
 
Tonegawa is a member of the US National Academy of Science. He is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Tonegawa has gained much international recognition, being awarded the Order of Culture, the highest honour bestowed by the Emperor of Japan for culture and science, the Lasker Award granted by the Lasker Foundation in the US, the International Award granted by Canada’s Gairdner Foundation, the Rabbi Shai Shackni Memorial Prize in Immunology, and the Robert Koch Prize granted by the Koch Foundation of Germany.