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The Ernest C. Pollard Lecture is named in honor of the professor of physics who taught at Penn State from 1961 to 1971 and founded the Department of Biophysics. In 1979 the Department of Biophysics merged with the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry to form the present Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Pollard Lecture Set for September 28
20 September 2017Richard Henderson, a group leader and emeritus scientist in the Division of Structural Studies at the U.K. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB), will present the 2017/2018 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for February 13
06 February 2017Eva Nogales, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the 2016/2017 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled “Molecular Visualization of the Eukaryotic Transcription Initiation Process.”
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for November 30
04 November 2015Jennifer A. Doudna, the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, professor of molecular and cell biology, and professor of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley; and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will present the 2015/2016 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled "The CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Engineering Revolution."
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for March 30, 2015 30 March 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 30 March 2015
Robert H. Singer, Harold and Muriel Block Chair in the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology and co-director of the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present the 2014/2015 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled "Following Single mRNAs from Birth to Death in Living Cells."
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for 28 April 2014 28 April 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory,
Date: 28 April 2014
Susan Marqusee, Warren C. Eveland Chair, professor of molecular and cell biology, and Director of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California - Berkeley, will present the 2013/2014 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 28 April, in 108 Wartik Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled “Beyond the Native State: Uncovering the Sequence Determinants of the Energy Landscape.”
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for 25 February 2013 25 February 2013 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 25 February 2013
Kiyoshi Nagai, senior scientist at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom, will present the 2012/2013 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled "Crystal Structure of Prp8: The active site and the evolutionary origin of the spliceosome."
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for 14 March 2011 14 March 2011 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 14 March 2011
Amy Rosenzweig, a professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and chemistry at Northwestern University, will present the 2010/2011 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 14 March, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled "Biological Methane Oxidation."
2010 Pollard Lecture 29 March 2010 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 29 March 2010
J. Clark Lagarias, a professor of molecular and cellular biology at the University of California at Davis, will present the 2009/2010 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 29 March 2010, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture, titled "One Photochemistry to Rule Them All: Spectral Diversity of Bilin-GAF Photosensors," will focus on a group of plant light-receptor proteins known as phytochromes, as well as on the biomedical applications of phytochromes, such as fluorescence imaging.
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture to be Given on 29 March 2010
03 March 2010J. Clark Lagarias, a professor of molecular and cellular biology at the University of California at Davis, will present the 2009/2010 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 29 March 2010, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture, titled "One Photochemistry to Rule Them All: Spectral Diversity of Bilin-GAF Photosensors," will focus on a group of plant light-receptor proteins known as phytochromes, as well as on the biomedical applications of phytochromes, such as fluorescence imaging.
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture to be Given on 20 October 2008
14 October 2008Thomas Ellenberger, Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis, will present the 2008/2009 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 20 October 2008 in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled "Structural Biology of DNA End-Joining" and is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Pollard Lecture to be Held on 14 April 2008
07 April 2008  
Pollard Lecture Scheduled for 11 September 2006
30 August 2006  
Pollard Lecture Set for 14 November 2005
08 November 2005  
Pollard Lecture Set for 12 April 2004
23 March 2004  
Pollard Lecture Set for 7 April
26 March 2003  
Pollard Lecture Set for 15 April 2002
28 March 2002  
Pollard Lecture Set for March 20
08 November 2000  
Pollard Lecture Set for March 29
10 March 1999  
Pollard Lectures Set for March 30
18 March 1998  

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