Living in Boulder has many perks, one of which is having access to world-class scientists. Among them is Nobel Prize winner Dr. Tom Chech, who conducted groundbreaking research at the University of Boulder in the late 1980s. In May 2023, Dr. Chech and his colleagues will host a conference on “The World of RNA” in collaboration with the Biofrontier Research Institute. The conference will feature famous scientists from all over the world and will be open to the public.
As part of the conference, there will be a public panel on May 23, 2023, where 2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss the future and ethics of CRISPR gene-editing technology, which she helped develop. Interested individuals can register for the free event through BioFrontiers’ RNA World website.
These opportunities to learn about recent developments in biochemistry and the biological sciences are emblematic of Dr. Chech’s leadership at the University of Boulder and beyond. His collaborations have taken place around the world, but Boulder is lucky to have him as a resident. Dr. Chech wears the cloak of Nobel Prize winner with humility, kindness, and generosity, making him a shining example for all.
Leslie Glastrom, a resident of Boulder, recognizes the benefits of having such accomplished scientists in their community. She thanks Dr. Chech for his contributions and encourages others to take advantage of the opportunities he and his colleagues provide.