The Academy of Medical Sciences announced this week that Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci will deliver the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in the Medical Sciences on 2 July 2014, as part of the annual Fellows Admission Day.
Professor Alessi, Director of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee, was elected as a Fellow of the Academy in 2012.
His lecture entitled, "Disruptions on the Highways of Cell Communications", is open to all. He will then deliver the Sackler Lecture at the Cambridge Clinical School on 3 July 2014.
The Sackler Distinguished Lecture series was established through a generous endowment given by Raymond and Beverly Sackler to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003. Raymond and Beverly Sackler are international philanthropists with a deep longstanding commitment to supporting scientific research. The Sacklers have been dedicated sponsors of basic biomedical research as well as many other areas of intellectual pursuit.
The lecture provides a platform for internationally renowned speakers from the medical sciences and promotes debate, discussion and the exchange of ideas on current research.
Previous speakers who have also delivered the CLS named lectures include, Dr Venki Ramakrishnan FRS FMedSci, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (2011), Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS FMedSci, University of Cambridge (2010) and Professor Elizabeth Blackburn FRS University of California San Francisco (2009).