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Pioneers Of Chemistry At Convention Center

American Chemical Society

Medicine, Weapons, Sports And The Titanic Among Featured Topics

BOSTON, Mass. -- The lead chemist examining the long-hidden artifacts of the historic cruise ship Titanic and the scientist known as the father of the hydrogen bomb are among a host of researchers discussing their cutting edge work at the Industry Pavilion of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, during the Society's national meeting here Aug. 23-27.

Located in the Exhibit Hall of the Hynes Convention Center, the Pavilion (booth #222), will feature forums on a wide range of research, including:

  • Dr. Edward Teller discussing via live video conference the technological and social impact of his groundbreaking work that led to the development of the world's most powerful explosive device - the H-bomb. -- Mon., Aug., 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • William Garzke, lead chemist of the Titanic excavation team, will explain how the tools of analytical chemistry are uncovering the story of the ill-fated ocean liner -- Tue., Aug. 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • Computer pioneer John Gage talking about what Sun Microsystems is doing to meet your technology needs -- Mon., Aug. 24, 11:00 a.m.-noon.

  • The chemistry of sports, featuring Spalding Sports R&D director, chemist Tom Kennedy; 1996 U.S. Olympic judo team member, Dr. Marisa Pedulla; and Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley -- Tue., Aug. 25, 2:15-3:30 p.m.

  • An update on how "starving" tumors to death rather than "poisoning" them may dramatically change the way doctors fight cancer; presented by Dr. Shawn Green, senior director, cell biology, EntreMed, Inc., and Dr. Jerry McMahon, vice president, drug discovery, SUGEN, Inc. -- Mon., Aug. 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • The "genomics revolution," treating diseases by understanding the genetics of pathogens; presented by Dr. Alan Proctor, vice president, U.S. Discovery -- Genomics, Targets, & Cancer Research, Pfizer, Inc. -- Tue., Aug. 25, 11:00 a.m.-noon

The Industry Pavilion also will feature workshop forums on business and careers. Harvard Business School professor Gary Pisano will discuss "Becoming a Better Manager," and former Hoffman-LaRoche executive Robert Koch will offer his views in a presentation, "What do Mergers Mean for Your Career?"

Brochures on the ACS Industry Pavilion's presentations and displays are available in the ACS Press Room, Hynes Convention Center, Room 308, 3rd Level.


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