Science Meets Music

Science Meets Music, featuring Dr. Patrick Cramer and The Palm Beach Symphony String Trio

Jan 18,
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  • Location: The Benjamin Upper School

Science Meets Music presents a special night of music and science with Dr. Patrick Cramer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the incoming president of the Max Planck Society. The evening will feature music by a string trio from Palm Beach Symphony.

Gene machine: how mRNA is made

Our genes are silent, they must be given voice. This happens in a process called gene transcription, which underlies organism development and cell differentiation. Dysregulation of transcription leads to diseases such as cancer. Transcription is carried out by a sophisticated biological nanomachine, the polymerase enzyme. The polymerase copies DNA and produces messenger-RNA, which then instructs the synthesis of proteins. The lecture will provide our latest insights into how the fundamental process of gene transcription works and what our findings mean for the medicine of the future.

Science Meets Music takes place in the 850-seat Benjamin Hall at the Benjamin Upper School located at 4875 Grandiflora Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Onsite parking is available.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:15 p.m.

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