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Landsteiner Lecture 2023


Speaker: Benjamin F. Cravatt

Professor and Norton B. Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute (USA)

Exploring human biology using persistent chemistry

Monday, May 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Festive Hall, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Host: Giulio Superti-Furga

Please register here by 30 April 2023.


Benjamin Cravatt is Professor and Norton B. Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. His research group is interested in developing chemical proteomic technologies that enable protein and drug discovery on a global scale and applying these methods to characterize biochemical pathways that play important roles in human physiology and disease. He obtained his undergraduate education at Stanford University, receiving a B.S. in the Biological Sciences and a B.A. in History. He then received a Ph.D. from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in 1996, and joined the faculty at TSRI in 1997. His honors include a Searle Scholar Award, the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, a Cope Scholar Award, the ASBMB Merck Award, the RSC Jeremy Knowles Award, the AACR Award for Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and memberships in the National Academies of Medicine and Sciences.