The discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 marked the beginnings of the still ongoing “molecular revolution” in the life sciences. The first decades unraveled the basic mechanisms common to all life: replication, transcription, the genetic code, translation, and gene regulation. Then came DNA sequencing, eventually spawning the revolution in genomics that we are still experiencing.

In parallel, X-ray crystallography, NMR, and, more recently, electron cryo-microscopy have afforded us amazing insights into the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules. Ultra-sensitive mass-spectrometry helps us chart the proteomes of cells down to the level of attomolar concentrations, and super-resolution light microscopes let us visualize individual protein molecules inside living cells.

Today, molecular life science is progressing at breakneck speed. And there is no end in sight…

The symposium is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

More information and registration at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences´web.