CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Linda C. Hsieh-Wilson - Sugars: The Underappreciated Building Blocks of Life

California Institute of Technology recently issued the following announcement.

Linda C. Hsieh-Wilson - Sugars: The Underappreciated Building Blocks of Life

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

8:00pm to 9:30pm

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Beckman Auditorium

Sugars, also called glycans, are one of the four major classes of macromolecules that make up living systems (along with proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids). Glycans assemble into complex structures on the surfaces of cells, forming a thick, fuzzy coating that surrounds cells and modulates the ability of cells to communicate (with other cells). In her lecture, Linda Hsieh- Wilson will describe the development of new tools to help researchers uncover the roles of glycans in the brain, including their participation in neurological and psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's and autism.

This event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. A minimum of 700 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reserved section tickets are available to members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates, and to Caltech alumni.

Original source: https://www.caltech.edu/campus-life-events/master-calendar/linda-c-hsieh-wilson-sugars-the-underappreciated-building-blocks-of-life

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