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Chemical Engineering presents Lectures at the Leading Edge

September 28, 2011

TORONTO, ON — On Wednes­day, Octo­ber 5, 2011, the Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Applied Chem­istry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to will kick off its 18 part Lec­tures at the Lead­ing Edge series. As you might have guessed from the title, the idea for the series is to high­light ground­break­ing research and inspire fresh dis­cus­sion.

“Our aim is to enhance the field of chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing. By pro­vid­ing a rich view of the diverse world land­scape, new oppor­tu­ni­ties relat­ing to edu­ca­tion and research may be uncov­ered,” says Tim Ben­der, a pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Applied Chem­istry and orga­ni­za­tion­al lead for the series.

For over 15 years, Lec­tures at the Lead­ing Edge has been one of the most pop­u­lar pro­grams offered to the pub­lic by the Depart­ment. This year, attend­ing speak­ers include world-renowned sci­en­tists, researchers, pro­fes­sors and indus­try lead­ers.

On Octo­ber 5, Andrei Oster­man from Sanford’s Burn­ham Med­ical Research Insti­tute will present “Inte­grat­ed Genom­ic Recon­struc­tion of Micro­bial Meta­bol­ic and Reg­u­la­to­ry Net­work.” On Octo­ber 12, William Reichert from Duke Uni­ver­si­ty will dis­cuss “Autol­o­gous, Patient-Derived EPCs for Vas­cu­lar Graft Endothe­lial­iza­tion,” and on Octo­ber 19, Rakesh Jain from Har­vard Med­ical School will present the Irv­ing O. Shoichet Dis­tin­guished Lec­ture on “Deliv­ery of Mol­e­c­u­lar and Nano-med­i­cine in Tumors.”

If you’re in the Toron­to area, con­sid­er sit­ting in on a few talks. With the excep­tion of Richard Luthy’s pre­sen­ta­tion, all lec­tures will take place on a Wednes­day at 12:30 pm in Room 116 of the Wall­berg Build­ing, 200 Col­lege Street. See the full list of speak­ers – with titles, dates and times – by click­ing here.


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Jen­nifer Hsu
Man­ag­er of Exter­nal Rela­tions
Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Applied Chem­istry
Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing
Tel: 416–978-8770
Fax: 416–978-8605