”The ribosome is a machine that gets instructions from the genetic code and operates chemically in order to produce the product. During the work – they work very fast and very well and very accurately – and during their work they have
to proofread the results and protect the product until it is capable of protecting itself. The product is a protein and if you think about the kangaroo in a pocket, the product goes first into a pocket which is actually in the ribosomal
tunnel. And this way you can look at it as a machine and we call it the cellular machine.“



About us


Ada pioneer


Born Ada Lifshitz, Ada Yonath is an Israeli Crystallographer.

She is best known for her pioneering work on the structure

of the ribosome. Not only is she one of the most revered global scientific personalities, she has dedicated her life towards the study of the structure of ribosome.




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The Organising Committee

Maria Grazia Ciampa, Clara De Palma, Fabio Giavazzi, Nicoletta Landsberger, Massimo Locati.