“The Role of a Chemist in Medicine” presentation on October 18

Friday, October 7, 2016

KU Libraries’ Gallery Lecture Series continues its mission to feature interdisciplinary research and creative work with a lecture by Dr. Steven Soper, foundation distinguished professor from KU’s Department of Chemistry and Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his former student and current KU postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Matt Jackson, on Tuesday, October 18 from 2:30-4 p.m. in Watson 3 West next to Haricombe Gallery. Entitled “The Role of a Chemist in Medicine: Beyond beakers,” the presentation is the first lecture in the fall speaker line-up. 

In this presentation, Soper and Jackson will introduce the audience to new discoveries made by chemists in the cancer diagnostic area. Soper will discuss discoveries developed through collaborations with biomedical engineers and medical oncologists and, in addition, he will outline how to translate discoveries into the marketplace to reach a broad patient population. Jackson will share his evolution from a theoretical chemist to a biomedical engineer and his work towards the development of new tools for leukemia.

The fall Gallery Lectures Series is developed in conjunction with the Haricombe Gallery exhibition, “Ingenuity @ KU: 125 years of engineering innovation, education and engagement.” The Gallery Lecture Series features interdisciplinary lectures and creative works from scholars and researchers across campus. 

This lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the Gallery Lecture Series webpage



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