Professor Michelangeli represents Chester at two conferences in Israel

Posted on 29th September 2017

Earlier this month, Professor Michelangeli travelled to Israel to attend two conferences: the 42nd FEBS Congress ("From molecules to cells and back") - a large scientific conference in Jerusalem - and the IUBMB conference ("New horizons in biochemistry and molecular biology education") at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot.

Frank gave two talks at the FEBS Congress: "Writing scientific papers to early career scientists" and "The usefulness and practicalities of molecular bioscience practicals in the undergraduate programme". He was fortunate to be on the same programme (and hence able to sneak a selfy with) Bruce Alberts, who wrote the famous "Molecular biology of the Cell" textbook with James Watson (of Watson & Crick fame) and was, until recently, the Editor-in-Chief of the top journal "Science". Frank also met with Bob Lefkowitz, another speaker at the conference, who won the Nobel Prize in 2012 for his research on G-Protein Coupled Receptors.

To complete his hat trick of selfies with well known scientists, Frank then met the plenary lecturer at the IUBMB conference - Ada Yonath (pictured here with Frank) - who won the Nobel prize in 2006 for her work on the function of the ribosomes. At this conference, he also gave a talk on "Key skills and knowledge in molecular life science degree programmes". 

We look forward to hearing more about Frank's time in Israel this year - I am sure he has a lot of cutting edge science news to share with his students!