Nobel Laureate's Visit To RKU

Nobel Laureate Dr. Ada Yonath delivered a special research seminar at RK University on Feb. 27, 2017. During the seminar, the distinguished dignitary spoke about what motivated her to pursue cutting-edge research and how she managed to make groundbreaking contributions to the area ribosome research. Her motivating speech left the audience mesmerized. Dr. Ada Yonath was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2009 for her work on the structure and function of the ribosome. Dr. Yonath’s findings have been used by pharmaceutical companies worldwide for designing highly efficient antibiotics. On Feb. 27 (2017), Dr. Ada Yonath also inaugurated RK University’s Bioresearch & Characterisation Centre, by unveiling the plaque with her name on it. As part of the equipment upgrade initiative, RK University approved the purchase of ultra-modern research equipment worth approximately half a crore, to facilitate research and consultancy across the campus. The newly established Bioresearch & Characterisation Centre at RKU houses a state-of-the-art Agilent GC-MS, a Bio-Rad Thermocycler, and a Leica phase-contrast microscope. Several other upgrades have also been made across the campus to provide strong support to research and student training activities. RK University researchers will be using the newly purchased equipment in the School of Science/School of Pharmacy to make valuable contributions to the field of biomedical research. Nobel Laureate Dr. Ada Yonath conveyed her best wishes to all the RK University students and researchers.