Floyd Romesberg, Ph.D., presents A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet at Berkeley City College on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 6 – 7 pm in the Auditorium. A reception will be held from 5:30 – 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St., downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.
An expanded DNA alphabet in a reproducing life form has been a major scientific breakthrough. Dr. Romesberg’s team created an E. coli bacterium with four natural (A, T, C, G) and two unnatural (X, Y) DNA bases that was widely considered impossible.
Dr. Romesberg is Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute and serves as Principal Scientific Founder and Advisor fo Synthorx, Inc. He is the recipient of multiple academic awards, including American Chemistry Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award. Dr. Romesberg received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University.
The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Berkeley City College.
For more information about Berkeley City College’s Biotechnology Program, please visit the Science Lecture Series website and also the Biotechnology website. This science lecture flyer is provided below.