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Symposium Honors Irving Klotz

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April 11, 2006 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A scientific symposium honoring the late Irving M. Klotz, Emma H. Morrison Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, will be held April 26 and 27 at the Allen Center on the Evanston campus.

Klotz, who died April 27, 2005, was a noted expert on chemical thermodynamics and physical biochemistry and served the University for 64 years.

The Irving M. Klotz Memorial Symposium will feature tours of the Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly and the Arthur and  Gladys Pancoe-Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Life Sciences Pavilion, dinner and a special program on April 26, and scientific presentations all day April 27.

Speakers include Amy Rosenzweig, Irving M. Klotz Research Professor in Chemistry; Laszlo Lorand, research professor of cell and molecular biology; and Arthur Veis, professor emeritus of cell and molecular biology. Other speakers include Harold Scheraga, George W. and Grace L. Todd Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; Howard Schachman, Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley; Marc Kirschner, chair and professor of systems biology, Harvard Medical School; Joseph A. Walder, chief executive, Integrated DNA Technologies; and Dieter Gruen, senior advisor, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory.

Registration by April 15 is required. More information on the symposium and a registration form are available on the Web at <http://www.chem.northwestern.edu/~klotz>.