Charles Martin, 334/844-3698
MISSOURI MOLECULAR VACCINE RESEARCHER TO SPEAK AT AUBURN
AUBURN -- George P. Smith, professor biological sciences at the University of Missouri and a renowned bioscientist, will speak at Auburn University on April 5-6 as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Joy Goodwin Lecture Series.
Smith, who is researching ways to replace natural pathogen-derived antigens with artificial molecular mimics, will make his first presentation on April 5 at 1 p.m., at the Life Sciences Building, Room 112. His topic "Combinatorial Biotechnology: A New Approach to Basic and Applied Research" is designed for a general audience.
On April 6, Smith will at 1 p.m., at Greene Hall, Room 230, on "Epitope Discovery from Natural Peptide Libraries: A New Route to Effective Subunit Vaccines. This will be a technical presentation of Smith's work.
Smith, who was named the Curators Professor in 2000 at Missouri, earned his Ph.D. in bacteriology and immunology from Harvard University.
His presentations at AU are sponsored by veterinary medicine's Joy Goodwin Lecture Series.