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The Nobel Prize Winner Paul Nurse Discusses Cell Cycle Research at UCO

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The Nobel Prize Winner Paul Nurse Discusses Cell Cycle Research at UCO

The Nobel Prize in Medicine Paul Nurse visits the UCO to talk about the cell cycle

CÓRDOBA – Paul Nurse, the British biochemist and cell biologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001, will be visiting the University of Cordoba (UCO) to speak about his key discoveries in the regulation of the cell cycle. Nurse, along with researchers Timothy Hunt and Leland Hartwell, received the prestigious award for their groundbreaking research in this field.

Currently directing one of the largest research centers in the world, the Francis Crick Institute, Nurse will be sharing his insights at the Juan XXIII Assembly Hall of the Rabanales Campus of the University of Cordoba on Friday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Nurse, whose research has focused on the control of the eukaryotic cell cycle using genetic and molecular biology approaches with simple unicellular eukaryotic fission yeast, will be giving a lecture as part of the UCO Bio Research Seminars (UCO-BRS) organized by researchers from the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics of the UCO.

During his talk, titled ‘Controlling the Cell Cycle,’ Nurse will discuss how he regulates the cell division cycle and how his study of yeast led to the discovery of the functions of the cdc2 gene, which plays a crucial role in various phases of the cell cycle. He will also share his findings on the human homologous gene, CDK1, and how his laboratory’s recent work demonstrates that the entire cell cycle in fission yeast can be driven by a single CDK.

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Nurse, who was knighted by the British Crown in 1999, has dedicated his career to unraveling the mysteries of how cells work, offering valuable insights for researchers in all fields. His journey, from a working-class background to becoming a renowned scientist, serves as an inspiration for aspiring researchers.

The conference on April 5 is open to the public, but reservations are required. This event promises to be one that showcases Nurse’s passion for science and his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of cell biology.

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