Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Natural products chemist to deliver Merck Science Seminar at UIS

Dr. James Chapman will be the keynote speaker at the Fall Merck Science Seminar at UIS. Chapman's presentation, "Nature's Chemical Complexity: A Chemist's Study of Plants," will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, November 30, in PAC Conference Room G.

Chapman, an associate professor of chemistry at Rockhurst University, is part of a group engaged in exploring the chemistry of plants. Results from this work help land managers understand the importance of periodic prairie fires and have vital implications in the search for new medicines.

The seminar is part of the Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program. UIS was one of only 11 universities in the nation to receive the three-year award in 2006. Read more>>

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