Chemistry & Biochemistry

Presentation to address development of plant-based medicines

Professor Praveen K. Saxena will deliver a presentation entitled “Introducing Novel Natural Health Products into the Canadian Market: An integrated system for developing safe and effective plant based medicines,” on March 5 at Leamington’s Roma Club.

The presentation is sponsored by the University of Windsor’s Vice-President, Research, in collaboration with the Windsor Essex Economic Development Commission and is of especial interest to researchers and enterprises involved in the agri-food and natural product industries.

Student researchers inspired by legacy of cancer patient

Every morning when they go to work in their Essex Hall biochemistry lab, PhD students Pam Ovadje and Dennis Ma get an inspirational reminder of why they’re there. Mounted on the door to that lab is a plaque dedicating the space to the memory of Kevin Couvillon, who died at the age of 26 in November 2010, after a three-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Nanotechnology the topic of public lecture Wednesday

Nanotechnology is miniaturization taken to the extreme, down to the size of atoms and molecules. Its applications impact a wide range of products from the textile, personal care, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries.

Award-winning chemist Tricia Carmichael will describe nanotechnology in general and in applications such as self-cleaning nanopants in a free public lecture Wednesday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Canada South Science City.