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Scientists to Discuss their Research at Drake

March 6, 2007

The Drake University Science Colloquium Series offers two presentations this week by respected scientists -- Paul Kögerler, a professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University, and Aliasger K. Salem, assistant professor in the pharmaceutics division of the College of Pharmacy and Engineering at University of Iowa.

Kögerler will present "Molecular Magnets from Giant Clusters" at noon Thursday, March 8, in room 19B of Harvey Ingham Hall, 28th Street and Forest Avenue. The presentation will summarize recent results in the field of magnetic molecules that push the techniques of both inorganic synthesis chemistry and condensed matter physics to their extremes.

Salem will present "Tissue Engineering and Gene Delivery" at noon Friday, March 9, in room 206 of Cline Hall, 28th Street and Forest Avenue. The presentation will provide an overview of his current research in drug and gene delivery and tissue engineering, with a focus on the development of a novel assembling scaffold for rapid bone regeneration and the development of a novel multi-component nanorod for efficient non-viral gene delivery.

Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information about the Drake University Science Colloquium Series, call 515-271-2595.