While in Lexington …

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… for the recently-started Spring Meet at Keeneland (it really is this pretty), I suggest that you find time to attend the 2013 Naff Symposium at the University of Kentucky. This is an annual event put on by the Dept. of Chemistry and centers on aspects of chemistry and molecular biology. This year’s topic is The Origin of Life, and the line-up of speakers is pretty amazing.

From the web site:

Schedule of Events – April 12th, 2013

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Keeneland Room, W.T. Young Library
8:45 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Eli Capiluto, University of Kentucky President
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
9:00 a.m. Dr. Robert Hazen
Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life’s Origins
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
Abstract & Bio
10:00 a.m. Break (refreshments available)
Keeneland Room, W.T. Young Library
10:30 a.m. Dr. Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy
In Search of Alternatives to Understand the Emergence of RNA
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
Abstract & Bio
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Poster Session
Gallery, W.T. Young Library
2:30 p.m. Dr. Ada Yonath
Origins of life: from prebiotic peptide bond formation to the contemporary ribosome
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
Abstract & Bio
4:00 p.m. Award Ceremony

If any readers have the chance to stop by, let me know. I may be able to help with parking and the like.

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2 Responses to While in Lexington …

  1. sirdm says:

    Prof. Hunt, I went to the first session and the second session and did a write-up on the talks (which I am willing to share with you if you are interested). I found this webpage while searching for notes from Dr. Krishnamurthy’s talk, which I was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. If you went to that one and have notes you’re willing to share it would be great! sdmo228@g.uky.edu Thank you!

  2. Clem says:

    Big game this weekend, will you be there?

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