University of Rochester

Award-Winning Chemist Talks about Nanotechnology

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Class of '62 Auditorium on the campus of the University of Rochester Medical School.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 1, 2009

On Thursday, October 1, The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society will host a series of events celebrating the outstanding achievements of the 2009 Harrison Howe Award winner, Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi, the T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Bertozzi's research interests lie at the intersection of chemistry and biology.

At 7:30 pm, the section will host a public lecture by Bertozzi in which she will describe exciting advances involving the use of nanotechnology to sense, image, and probe biological function. The evening lecture will be followed by a reception and poster session in which local students and chemists will highlight their investigative work, providing an excellent opportunity for scientists and non-scientists alike to learn about cutting-edge scientific innovation.

For planning purposes, attendees are requested to register at

For more information about the 2009 Harrison Howe Award lectures and event please contact Patrick Holland, Associate Professor of Chemistry or Debra Haring, development administrator, at the University of Rochester at, or visit the Harrison Howe website at