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SJCC Dinner-Presentation with Nobel and Kyoto Prize Laureate Kurt Wüthrich

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In 1998 Kurt Wüthrich was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology.

Date
Monday, September 18th 2017, 17:15 - 21:00
Location
Zunfthaus zur Saffran
Limmatquai 54
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
Speaker
Kurt Wüthrich, Prof. Dr.
Organisation
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Fee

SJCC Members: CHF 100.-
Non-Members: CHF 130.-
(fee per person, to be paid in cash at the event. Full no-show charge unless registration is canceled until 15 September, 3:00 pm).

Registration

"Episodes from my Life as a Scientist – in Japan and elsewhere"

In his presentation Kurt Wüthrich will focus on his experiences in Japan and place these in perspective with events in Switzerland and elsewhere on the globe.

In talking about Japan, he will recollect some pleasant times, including being elected Secretary General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) during the International Biophysics Congress in Kyoto in 1978, the award of the Shield of the Faculty of Medicine at Tokyo University in 1983, appointments at RIKEN with the title of “Eminent Scientist of RIKEN”, the award of the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology in 1998, meetings with the Emperor and Empress of Japan and, most importantly, long-standing friendships with colleagues in Japan.

 

Kurt Wüthrich (*1938) received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2002 "for his development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to determine the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution" together with John B. Fenn from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA, and Koichi Tanaka from Shimadzu Corp. in Kyoto, Japan.

 

  • 5:15 pm: Registration / Welcome Aperitif
  • 6:00 pm: Presentation by Kurt Wüthrich
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner