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SUBJECT: Chemistry expert to lecture on the science of the scare at Memorial University
DATE: July 10, 2008

            One of the best analytical chemists in North America will lecture at Memorial University on July 22, 2008. Dr. R. Graham Cooks of Purdue University in Indianapolis is the 2008 Job Visiting Professor.
            His public lecture is titled The science behind the scare: Trace organic analysis in public safety, forensics, environmental security and medicine. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. in SN-2109, located in the Science building on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.  This discussion will cover the questions asked at airports, in the courts and in daily life regarding the chemicals to which we are - or thing we are or might be – exposed, and how handheld portable tandem mass spectrometers have the potential to provide the information needed in amounts of time that matter. There is no admission charge and all are welcome to attend.

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