On February 24, Nobel Prize-winning chemical engineer Frances Arnold will deliver a talk, “Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life,” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus.
- Dialogues lectures are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission.
- A limited number of tickets are available.
Nobel Prize-winning chemical engineer Frances Arnold will deliver the next lecture in the Dialogues series at Janelia Research Campus on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for Arnold’s talk,“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life,” at eventbrite.com.
Arnold’s work has centered on enzymes called catalysts—molecules that speed up chemical reactions. Not satisfied with nature’s vast catalyst repertoire, Arnold’s team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) uses the most powerful biological design process, evolution, to optimize existing enzymes and invent new ones. Through mechanistic understanding and mimicking nature’s evolutionary design processes, the team has generated families of “new-to-nature” catalysts, increasing the scope of molecules and materials that can be built using synthetic biology.
Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Bioengineering and the Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech.
She is a co-inventor on 58 issued US patents and a co-founder of three biotechnology companies. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering. Arnold was also awarded the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama in 2013 and appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis in 2019.
All Dialogues lectures are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission, and seating is limited. See www.janelia.org/you-janelia/dialogues-discovery for more information, to sign up to receive email notifications about upcoming lectures, and to watch past lectures.