The Sir Ernst Chain Lecture
The Sir Ernst Chain Lecture is an annual lecture organised by the Department of Life Sciences.
It is named after the Nobel Laureate Sir Ernst Chain, who was Professor of Biochemistry at Imperial. He was a joint-winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1945, alongside Professor Sir Alexander Fleming, who was at St Mary's Hospital, and Sir Howard Florey for the discovery of Penicillin.
Speakers at this lecture are renowned scientists in the field of Life Sciences, and have included a number of Nobel Laureates.
Previous lectures in this series
2021 - Telomeres and telomeres: Basic science to human disease
Dr Carol W. Greider, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009
2020 - Enzymes, evolution and disease: 50 years of bioinformatics
Professor Dame Janet Thornton, FRS, FMedSci, EMBL-EBI
2019 - The electron cryomicroscopy revolution in structural biology
Dr Richard Henderson, CH, FRS, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017
2017 - Key issues in medicine: Resistance to antibiotics and environmental concerns
Professor Ada Yonath, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009