Between 8th and 12th of May 2017, Professor Chris Miller from Brandeis University in Waltham, USA, will be visiting Goethe University and the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics. Professor Miller is an expert on membrane proteins and has an uncanny ability to find proteins he isn't looking for. "I love these proteins not for what they do, but for what they are," says Miller. During his stay in Frankfurt, he will be giving insights into his scientific achievements in the field of channel and transport proteins, which are essential for the function of neural cells, but can also induce development of resistance in bacterial cells.
More information about his research: http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/christopher-miller
The captivating lecture series on the Riedberg Campus will be officially opened with a scientific seminar on Tuesday, 9th of May at 5 pm, during which we will honor Professor Miller with the TRAM Professorship 2017.
The public lecture entitled 'Mountebanks, con-men, and heretics: A taxonomy of scientific crackpottery' is aimed at a broad audience ranging from school classes to academics. Another highlight is the student-only lecture on Friday, 12th of May at 1 pm, where students and early career researchers will have the unique opportunity to meet Professor Miller to discuss and debate current scientific topics as well as career issues with one of the most distinguished scientists of our time. So, be sure to mark these dates in your calendar and get ready for some inspiring discussions!
If you are interested in meeting with Prof. Miller to discuss current scientific topics or career issues, please let us know >email.