Elizabeth Blackburn, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, is the recipient of the 2003 Dr. Steven Beering Award for the Advancement of Medical Science and will deliver the Beering Lecture Wednesday (Nov. 5) at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the University Place Conference Center, IUPUI.
Work in the Blackburn lab has focused on the synthesis and function of telomeres, the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes; her studies of normal processes of cell death could lead to new techniques for treating cancer cells. The award is given in honor of the former dean of the IU School of Medicine, who later served as president of Purdue.
IU chemist Milos Novotny, recipient of the 2003 Tracy Sonneborn Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, will present the Sonneborn Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 6) in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, IUB. He is the co-founder of the Proteomics Research and Development Facility and is involved in proteomics technology development. Read more in this archived HP Novotny interview: