Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan discusses ribosomes, resilience during FSU public lecture

Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan speaks during the public lecture “My Adventures in the Ribosome” Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 at Opperman Music Hall, followed by a signing of his book “Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome.” (Devin Bittner)

Florida State University’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics hosted Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan, a world-renowned structural biologist and Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Jan. 22 for a wide-ranging lecture covering his research on the ribosome, proteins and crystal structures punctuated by his personal story of persistence and passion.