Dr. Sydney Brenner speaks on "Drowning in a Sea of Data and Thirsting for Knowledge" at 4:00 pm in the Simons Auditorium at MSRI, preceded by a Reception from 3:15 pm to 4 pm in the Chern Hall Atrium on Monday, April 9, 2007.
Dr. SYDNEY BRENNER, a Nobel Laureate in Medicine (2002), is a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Crick-Jacobs Center at the Salk Institute. Dr. Brenner is a pioneer in genetics and molecular biology whose work established the existence of messenger RNA and demonstrated how the order of amino acids in proteins is determined. His recent studies are leading to a new understanding of the evolution of vertebrates and have resulted in new ways of analyzing gene sequences. He also conducted pioneering work with the roundworm, a model organism now widely used to study genetics. His research with Caenorhabditis elegans garnered insights into aging, nerve cell function and controlled cell death, or apoptosis.
MSRI is located at 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, which is off Centennial Drive and near Grizzly Peak Blvd.
Parking: Parking in the Institute's terraced hillside lot (directly off Centennial Drive) requires a Parking Permit, which will be available and posted at the stairway leading up (95+ steps) to the MSRI building. Disabled parking spaces are located at the entrance to MSRI's Chern Hall that is reached from Centennial Drive by turning onto the "Gauss Way" access road that leads to MSRI / SSL.