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International Year of Chemistry-2011 commemoration in Chennai
Nano-bio technologist Dr Kazutoshi Haraguchi to deliver IYC lecture in Chennai on Oct 15
Bangalore, Friday, August 19, 2011: In commemoration of 2011 being designated as the International year of Chemistry (IYC) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an eminent nano biotechnologist Dr Kazutoshi Haraguchi, director of Kawamura Institute of Chemical Research, Chiba, Japan, will deliver a lecture on October 15, 2011, in Chennai. Dr Haraguchi is a lead investigator of several peer reviewed publications in nano-biotechnology and has many patents to
his credit.

The talk will be a part of the worldwide celebrations for the International Year of Chemistry (IYC). The lecture will be held under the banner of the IYC, a partnership mission by the UNESCO and IUPAC (International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry). Under the unifying theme "Chemistry—our life, our future", IYC 2011 will offer a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages. The Year of Chemistry is intended to reach across the globe, with opportunities for public participation at the local, regional, and national level.

Dr Haraguchi, who has developed numerous bio mimicking nanomaterials including scaffolds for skin - tissue engineering and corneal regeneration, will talk with a special emphasis on how much the research in basic and applied chemistry has contributed to the developments in life sciences, especially in regenerative medicine.

Prof Sampath Kumar of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, and vice-president of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) who will chair the session said that the mysteries of Che-Mystery, when unraveled its more than a treasure hunt for biologists and clinicians and added that this lecture by Dr Haraguchi, who has done lot of translational work to bring to the clinical applications several chemically synthesized bio mimicking scaffolds will be a great inspiration to under graduate, post graduate
and doctoral students and scientists in chemistry, biology and biotechnology.

- Courtesy HarNeedi.com19 Aug 11 issue.
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