World's largest scientific society holds regional meeting in Columbia, Mo.

November 05, 2003

The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will hold its 38th Midwest regional meeting, Nov. 5-7, in Columbia, Mo., at the University of Missouri's Memorial Union Building (573-882-5778). Over 380 scientific presentations will be made to approximately 600 scientists and students. Topics include the following:Meeting highlights include the Midwest regional award, sponsored by the St. Louis local section of the ACS, and the high school chemistry teaching award.Other presentations include the following:

Nov. 7

8:30 a.m.
Native prairie plants as sources of new pharmaceuticals - Kirk Manfredi, University of Northern Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 319-273-2295,; and Kelly Kindscher, University of Kansas, Lawrence,

8:40 a.m.
Lipid chemistry in food: impact on human health and food quality - Eric Decker, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Chenoweth Lab, 413-545-1026,

10:20 a.m.
Functional foods expand food science and chemistry for human health - Dennis Gordon, North Dakota State University, Fargo,

11:00 a.m.
Flavor chemistry: a combination of analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and art - Ingolf Gruen, University of Missouri-Columbia, 573-882-6746,

1:55 p.m.
Everything you ever wanted to know about asphalt (but were afraid to ask) - David Jones IV, Owens Corning, Tampa, Fla., 813-908-1633,

2:15 p.m.
Chromatography of petroleum - John Green, Conocophillips Co., Bartlesville, Okla., 918-661-3542,

The general chair of the meeting is John Adams, University of Missouri at Columbia, 573-884-2597 or 573-268-5513, For more information, please see

American Chemical Society

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