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2024.04.01 NTU Royal Palm Lecture Series Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2004

  National Taiwan University has established the Royal Palm Lecture Series as a campus-wide special lecture series aimed at expanding the perspectives of students and faculty members. This series invites distinguished scholars or professionals from both domestic and international backgrounds in academia or industry who have demonstrated exceptional achievements or global impact to deliver speeches and participate in academic exchanges at the university. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, with Academia Sinica Academician Andrew H.-J. Wang leading the introduction. All members of the university are enthusiastically encouraged to participate.







l   Information

Speaker: Dr. Aaron Ciechanover

Topic: " The Revolution of Personalized Medicine: Are We Going to Cure All Diseases and at What Price?"

Guide: Andrew H.-J. Wang, Academia Sinica Academician

Host: Wen-Chang Chen, President of NTU

Date: 10:30-12:00, Apr. 1st (Mon.), 2024

Venue: NTU Shih-Liang Chien Lecture Hall, 2nd floor, Zonghe Lecture Building

Language: English




l   Introduction of Speaker:

Aaron Ciechanover was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1947. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He received his M.Sc. (1971) and M.D. (1975) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and his D.Sc. (1982) from the Technion. There, as a graduate student with Dr. Avram Hershko and in collaboration with Dr. Irwin A. Rose from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, they discovered the ubiquitin proteolytic system. As a post-doctoral fellow at the M.I.T., he continued his studies on the ubiquitin system and made additional important discoveries.

Along the years it has become clear that ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis plays major roles in numerous cellular processes, and aberrations in the system underlie the mechanisms of many diseases, among them certain malignancies and neurodegenerative disorders. Consequently, several efficient drugs have been developed, mostly for malignancies, but many more are in the pipeline.

Among the many prizes that Dr. Ciechanover received are the 2000 Albert Lasker Award and the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Among the many esteemed bodies, Dr. Ciechanover is a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), and the National Academies Sciences (NAS) and Medicine (NAM) of the USA (Foreign Associate).




l   Activity Process:

09:45 - 10:15: Registration and Admission

10:15 - 10:30: Guides

10:30 - 10:35: Opening Introduction

10:35 - 11:35: Speech Start

11:35 - 11:55: Question & Answer

11:55 - 12:00: Trophy Presentation and Group Photo Session

l   Note:

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2.          If you are an external participant using our school's activity registration system for the first time, please go to the homepage to apply for an account and password. Alternatively, an exclusive form for external individuals can be utilized:

3.          We have an open quota of 450 participants. Please register using our school's activity registration system. If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible. The check-in registration deadline is 10:15; on-site registration will be available if any remaining slots exist.

4.          Civil servants can register for Government Employee Lifelong Learning for 2 hours. For students, this learning record will be linked to their ePo.

5.          Contact: Mr. Yu, Center for General Education, NTU (Phone: 02-3366-2545 #242 Email: