Brain Awareness Week
Two guest lectures from renowned neurobiologist Dr. Oliver Ernst
Dr. Oliver Ernst, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Structural Neurobiology, will present two guest lectures at the University of Manitoba during Brain Awareness Week. Both events are sponsored by the Manitoba Neurosciences Network.
Molecular Architecture of Life
On Monday, March 14 Dr. Ernst gives a public lecture at 6:30 pm in Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre at the Fort Garry Campus. The talk, Molecular Architecture of Life, will guide the audience through an understanding of the basis of life and how life began from non-living molecules.
Structure and Dynamics of GPCRs
A special lecture will be given by Dr. Ernst on Tuesday, March 15 at noon in Theatre B at the Bannatyne Campus. Dr. Ernst will present his a talk of the Structure and Dynamics of GPCRs – research focusing on rhodopsin and visual signal transduction as well as other G-protein-coupled receptors.
About Dr. Ernst
Oliver P. Ernst obtained his Dr. rer. nat. (chemistry/biochemistry) from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1994. After research training at Rockefeller University, he joined the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 1995, where he became a group leader and made his habilitation in biophysics in 2003. Since 2011, he has been a full professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. He holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Structural Neurobiology and is a co-director of the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) research program “Architecture of Life”. His research focuses on rhodopsin and visual signal transduction as well as other G-protein-coupled receptors.
About Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week is an global initiative started by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. It is an international partnership of government agencies, scientific organizations, universities, and volunteer groups. This year the campaign runs from March 14 to 20.