Sydney Brenner died on April 5 in Singapore at the age of 92.
has been called a giant of molecular biology.
Among his many contributions to this field are key experiments in 1961
proving that the mRNA is the carrier of genetic information, and the substrate
for protein synthesis on the ribosome. Here
In my recent talk at the Ribosome meeting in Merida, Mexico, which traced the role of the ribosome in driving and facilitating the development of single-particle EM, I paid tribute to Milas Boublik. At the time I met him, in 1980,...
The regulatory role of the ribosome in gene expression has come into sharper focus. It has been proposed that ribosomes are dynamic complexes capable of changing their protein composition in response...