CSHL Library & Archives together with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are proud to announce a fantastic $5 million dollar gift from Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) which will help us to support and maintain the current archives of Nobel Prize Laureates and future Nobel Prize Laureates Collections, as well as create new educational programs.

For a short video about the significance of this gift, please see:

 Significance of BGI gift

BGI Annoucement

Back row: Richard Durbin, Bruce Stillman, Walter Gilbert, Robert Waterston, Henry Yang, Yuqing Jiang, Charles Bao, Damon Zhang.
Front row: Yongwei Zhang, Mila Pollock, Audrey Kong.

Read more: BGI Nobel Laureates Archives (2)

Jan Interviews Nobel Laureate Bill Kaelin

CSHL's resident historian, Jan Witkowski, regularly conducts interviews with the scientists who come to present at meetings here on campus.  The Symposia week is a particularly busy time for him, but his hard work and effort pay off handsomely.  For instance, in 2016, Jan had the pleasure to interview Bill Kaelin about his work on oxygen-sensing in cancer.  As of today, October 7, 2019, it has been announced that Bill shares the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this work! 

You can watch the interview here, and learn all about Bill's impoortant research, as well as Jan's tireless efforts to bring an understanding of high-caliber work like Bill's to the broader public.

Anna Marie Skalka: Meet the Author

 Thursday, May 23, 2019
Library Event in the Szybalski Reading Room:

Anna Marie Skalka will discuss her book,
Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere

Program: book discussion 5:30-6:30 pm,
book signing and reception 6:30-7:30 pm

Copies of Discovering Retroviruses are available for purchase at the CSHL Bookstore and at the event.

 Dr. Anna Marie Skalka is Professor Emerita and former Sr. VP for Basic Science and W.W. Smith Chair in Cancer Research at the Institute for Cancer Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Skalka is internationally recognized for her research on viral oncogenesis, especially the mechanisms of retroviral replication and insertion.  Anna received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from NYU Medical School in 1964, and is an alumna of Cold Spring Harbor and a member of the Phage Group, conducting her postdoctoral work with Al Hershey until his retirement in 1968.

Dr. Skalka has published more than 240 papers and edited several books.  She is the author of Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere and co-author of the widely acclaimed textbook Principles of Virology.

Dr. Skalka has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology; and has received the 2018 Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement and Communication, among other awards.

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BGI 2019

BGI 2

CSHL Library & Archives together with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are proud to announce a fantastic $5 million dollar gift from Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) which will help us to support and maintain the current archives of Nobel Prize Laureates and future Nobel Prize Laureates Collections, as well as create new educational programs. Details of the new annoucement are at:

https://www.cshl.edu/giving-news/bgi-nobel-laureates-archives-established-at-cold-spring-harbor-laboratory/

To learn more about BGI you can visit the physical exhibit located on the first floor of Carnegie Library or here is a link to the virtual exhibit:

BGI Celebrating 20 Years Excellence in Genomics

For a short video about the significance of this gift, please see:

 Significance of BGI gift

BGI Annoucement

Back row: Richard Durbin, Bruce Stillman, Walter Gilbert, Robert Waterston, Henry Yang, Yuqing Jiang, Charles Bao, Damon Zhang.
Front row: Yongwei Zhang, Mila Pollock, Audrey Kong.

 Library Event at Hershey East:Venki Flyer2MEET THE AUTHOR
Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate,
will discuss his book, Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome
FRIDAY, MAY 10th @ 3:00 PM

Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome recounts Ramakrishnan's quest to solve the structure of the ribosome, and in the process, paints a clear picture of the actual process of scientific inquiry, including successes and failures, collaborators and competitors, insights and frustrations.

Venki currently serves as the President of the Royal Society and maintains a laboratory at the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Ada Yonath and the late Tom Steitz for "studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." In 2001, he gave the Dorcas Cummings lecture at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, speaking on "Protein Factories and Antibiotics." He has also been awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the Datta Lectureship and Medal, the Sir Hans Krebs Medal, the Jiménez-Díaz Prize, the Heatley Medal, and was knighted in 2012.

Copies of Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome are available for purchase at the CSHL Bookstore (employee discount 10%).

Wine and cheese will be served.

 

Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome

Library Event at Hershey East:
MEET THE AUTHOR
Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate,
will discuss his book, Gene Machine: The
Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome
FRIDAY, MAY 10th @ 3:00 PM

Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome recounts Ramakrishnan's quest to solve the structure of the ribosome, and in the process, paints a clear picture of the
actual process of scientific inquiry, including successes and failures, collaborators and competitors, insights and frustrations.
Venki currently serves as the President of the Royal Society and maintains a laboratory at the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Ada Yonath and the late Tom Steitz for "studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." In 2001, he gave the Dorcas Cummings lecture at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, speaking on "Protein Factories and Antibiotics." He has also been awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the Datta Lectureship and
Medal, the Sir Hans Krebs Medal, the Jiménez-Díaz Prize, the Heatley Medal, and was knighted in 2012.
Copies of Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome are available for purchase at the CSHL Bookstore (employee discount 10%).

Wine and cheese will be served.

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This collection was processed under the grant History and Development of Molecular Biology: New Sources through the Hidden Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Collections (1890-1910), (NAS11-RB-50178-11). Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. nhprc-2-m