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Venki Ramakrishnan

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S2E1: Nobel Laureates: Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman, Amartya Sen, Kailash Satyarthi, Har Gobind Khorana, S Chandrasekhar, Venki Ramakrishnan, Abhijit Banerjee

The Desi on the Wiki

We are starting a new series wherein we will take a topic and talk about famous indian associated with it. For example, our first topic in this new series in Indian Nobel Laureates. In today's episode of India Nobel Laureats we bring you you - Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman, Amartya Sen, Kailash Satyarthi, Har Gobind Khorana, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Venki Ramakrishnan, Abhijit Banerjee. Listen, learn and get inspired by a short synopsis on them pulled from the Wikipedia page. #India #NobelLaureates #RabindranathTagore #CVRaman #AmartyaSen


1 Jul 2021

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9. The Ribosome | Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan

Bullaki Science Podcast

In this interview Venki Ramakrishnan reviews part of his work on the structural resolution of the ribosome, for which he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009. He discusses the role that synchrotron facilities have played in unravelling the structure of the ribosome and how cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has become an essential tool for structural biologists. He provides an overview on his current research activities at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.  He explains why governments should invest more in basic scientific research rather than simply on applied science and engineering. He also discusses interdisciplinarity, collaborations, and public engagement.Download article from the Scientific Video Protocols website: - https://scivpro.com/manuscript/10_323...- https://scivpro.com/manuscript/10_323...Videos of this podcast are available here:- https://youtu.be/8PIucfdJcsg- https://youtu.be/GZP0pXPFWLEVenki's book is available here: https://amzn.to/2wB8eVY


2 Nov 2020

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Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society

Foundation for Science and Technology

In this podcast, Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, discusses the state of British science, science advice to government during coronavirus, and science issues of Brexit.


3 Sep 2020

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Follow the Science Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation

JLF Brave New World

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan talks about of the importance of scientific thinking, medical research and breakthrough technologies to combat the current crisis and prepare better for future pandemicsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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10 Jun 2020

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#7: Nobel Prize winner Venki Ramakrishnan on fake news, AI, and the challenges facing science

New Scientist: The Big Interview

Venki Ramakrishnan is president of the UK’s Royal Society and he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for helping to unravel the secrets of ribosomes. The ribosome is the most important molecule you’ve never heard of - it’s the factory in our cells that produces everything in our bodies. New Scientist reporter Clare Wilson met him in the era just before lockdown to discuss why he made an early career pivot from studying physics to the life sciences, and what he thinks are the challenges facing science today in an era of denialism and fake news.


25 May 2020

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Venki Ramakrishnan at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Joint winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Venki Ramakrishnan’s work has gone past the whys and wherefores of DNA and on to the ribosome, the structure which helps decode our genetic make-up. In a live event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 the President of The Royal Society and Gene Machine author shares stories about his first uncertain experiments and making genuine scientific breakthroughs. An enlightening hour of conversation with Steve Brusatte.


28 Oct 2019

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Venki Ramakrishnan

Private Passions

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan is President of the Royal Society and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009 for his research into the ribosome – the mysterious ancient molecule that decodes DNA, what he terms ‘the mother of all molecules’. He’s what you might call a science all-rounder: he gained a PhD in Physics before turning to Biology, and his Nobel Prize was in Chemistry. Born in India, he moved to the US as a postgraduate student, and in 1999 came to Britain to work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.Alongside science Venki Ramakrishnan has another passion – for music, and, in particular, chamber music, which grew out of the Indian classical music he heard as a child. His son Raman is the cellist with the Horszowski Trio and we hear their performance of music by Schubert, as well as a Brahms piano quartet and a Beethoven cello sonata, reflecting both Raman's and Venki’s deep engagement with that instrument. Venki's other great love is for the violin, and he chooses music by Mozart alongside Bach's Double Violin Concerto - which Venki himself played whilst learning the violin as a graduate student in the USA.He talks to Michael about the central role of music in his life, about how he would reform the Nobel Prizes in science, and why he swapped the mountains of Utah for the fens of East Anglia.Producer: Jane GreenwoodA Loftus production for BBC Radio 3


27 Oct 2019

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A mind on the move - Nobel winner Venki Ramakrishnan on being an outsider, borders and Brexit

Science Friction

How can a Nobel Prize winning scientist feel like an outsider?


4 Aug 2019

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Venki Ramakrishnan

Desert Island Discs

Venki Ramakrishnan is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist. He is most renowned for his research into the atomic structure of the ribosome - a complex molecule in the cell which translates DNA into chains of amino acids that build proteins, the essence of life. This work eventually secured Venki a Nobel Prize in 2009, which he shared with Ada Yonath and Thomas Steitz. Venki was born in Tamil Nadu, in the south of India. Both his parents were scientists, and both pursued postgraduate studies overseas when Venki was very young. He completed his schooling in India, and then moved to the United States. Life on an American campus in the early 1970s was, he recalls, a culture shock for a self-confessed nerdy young Indian. He completed a PhD in Physics in 1976, but then switched to biology which he felt was a more exciting discipline. His research into the ribosome began when he was working at Yale as a post-doctoral fellow in the late 1970s. He moved to the UK in 1999, joining the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge as a group leader. He was knighted in 2012, and has served as President of the Royal Society since 2015, where he has argued that science should enjoy a central place in the curriculum and in our wider culture. Presenter: Lauren LaverneProducer: Sarah Taylor


21 Oct 2018

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Venki Ramakrishnan - Soul of a Molecular Machine [5.1.17]


VENKATRAMAN "VENKI" RAMAKRISHNAN is a Nobel Prize-winning biologist whose many scientific contributions include his work on the atomic structure of the ribosome. He is Group Leader and Former Deputy Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, and the current President of the Royal Society. The Conversation: https://www.edge.org/conversation/venki_ramakrishnan-soul-of-a-molecular-machine


31 May 2017