Date(s) – 11/11/2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Rockefeller University
Held in partnership with the Rockefeller University Science & Media Series
Sunday, November 11, 2011 7pm | »
The program will is a homage in film expression to Doctor Norton Zinder’s contributions to science – from the bacteriophage to the human genome project. A beautiful 1960s program Stop or Go: An Experiment in Genetics will also bring us into Dr. Zinder Rockefeller’s lab in 1969. As interlude, we will present portraits of the microorganisms capturing the idiosyncrasies in animation and microscopy.
Dr. Zinder was an American biologist famous for his discovery of genetic transduction. Working as a graduate student with Joshua Lederberg at Rockefeller, he discovered that bacteriophage can carry genes from one bacterium to another. Initial experiments were carried out using Salmonella. Zinder and Lederberg named this process of genetic exchange transduction. Later, Zinder discovered the first bacteriophage that contained RNA as its genetic material.
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