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Aston Inaugural - Professor Andrew Pitt

Aston Inaugurals

The first in our series of Aston Inaugural lectures will be given by Professor Andrew Pitt, School of Life and Health Sciences on Thursday 29th November 2012.

The Aston Inaugurals will showcase and celebrate the research of four of the University’s newly appointed professors on a diverse range of topics throughout the academic year 2012/13.

More than just “stinks”: using chemical tools to unlock biology

Solving problems in biology is never as complicated as it seems. 

As we dig deeper into how biology works, we find ever-more complicated and interlinked systems and become more aware of the difficulties in selective interventions. 

Chemistry is having a dramatic impact in the way in which we study biology; it’s come a long way from “the study of stinks”. 

Chemical biology uses chemistry lab tools and techniques, as well as maths, computer science and engineering, to open up our understanding of biology. 

I will look at how we have been developing and employing these chemical tools to help us answer some very complex biological questions. 

After all, “every tool is a weapon if you hold it right”.

To book a seat, email events@aston.ac.uk, or for further information call, Emma Sutton on 0121 204 4542.

All of the Inaugural Lectures will take place in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET.

6.00pm start, tea and coffee from 5.30pm. A buffet will follow the lecture.

The lectures are open to all and there is no entry charge.

To download a poster for the event, click here.

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