Thomas Südhof was awarded the Nobel Prize along with Professor James Rothman and Professor Randy Schekman for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. Südhof's work was dedicated to the transmission of information at the contact points between nerve cells, which occurs in large part by vesicular transport. In his lecture at Freie Universität, Südhof will present his work and its significance for learning processes in the brain, and he will discuss the implications for the treatment of neuronal disorders.
Professor Thomas Südhof, born in 1955 in Göttingen, attended medical school at the University of Göttingen and also completed a doctorate there in 1982. As a postdoctoral researcher he went to the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, where he taught and conducted research for many years. In 2008 he was appointed a professor at Stanford University in California.
Time and Location
- Freie Universität Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Max Kade Auditorium, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3), www.fu-berlin.de/en/service/orientierung/hfb/
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 4 p.m.