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Science Night- Making Medicines: A Chemists Tale

October 10, 2018
7 pm - 8 pm

Making Medicines: A Chemists Tale: presented by Professor Joseph Topczewski from the University of Minnesota

UW-Parkside hosts the October installment of the fall 2018 Science Night on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema. Professor Joseph Topczewski presents “Making Medicines: A Chemists Tale.” Dr. Topczewski, a UW-Parkside alumnus, is an assistant professor in the chemistry department at the University of Minnesota.

Modern medicines are complex and arduously purified molecules. The existence of many medicines would not be possible without organic synthesis. This presentation describes notable innovations in synthetic organic chemistry which have directly enabled the synthesis of many of today’s most recognizable medicines. This retrospective will follow the increasing molecular complexity of modern medicines, which has required more sophisticated synthetic efforts.

Created by UW-Parkside Physics Professor Dr. Paul Mohazzabi, the Science Night series, now in its 15 year, features exciting presentations and lectures about various math and science topics and issues. The series was designed to be enjoyed by students and lifelong learners of all ages. Science Night is free and open to community members and UW-Parkside students. Follow us on Facebook for information about the next Science Night and other special events.

Free parking is available after 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be provided.

Ruth Tylock
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