Archive for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Higuchi lectures scheduled Thursday

October 7, 2009


Gilead Sciences CEO John C. Martin’s two Higuchi Memorial Lectures on the Kansas University campus are scheduled for this week.

Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company, has developed treatments for viral diseases, including a single tablet taken once a day for the treatment of AIDS.

A scientific lecture, “A Brief History of Nucleotide Arrivals,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday in the Simons Laboratories Auditorium.

A lecture intended for the general public, called “Ensuring Access to HIV Medications in the Developing World: An Industry Perspective,” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Simons Laboratories Auditorium.

Martin is the 11th Takeru Higuchi Memorial lecturer. The lecture series honors Higuchi, a regents professor of pharmacy and chemistry at KU who died in 1987.


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