Chemical Analysis Presentation to be Given at Texas Tech

R. Graham Cooks presents for the Purnendu K. “Sandy” Dasgupta Lecture Series.

WHAT:           “Chemical Analysis on Site: Mass Spectrometers in Operating Rooms, at Crime Scenes, in Grocery Stores, along Factory Floors and on your Front Lawn”

WHEN:           7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28)

WHERE:         Chemistry Building, Room 49, Texas Tech University

WHO:             Professor R. Graham Cooks of Purdue University will present a public lecture regarding technology developed for rapid molecular analysis. The technology is applicable in food safety, public safety, drug discovery, therapeutic monitoring, environmental protection and other areas. Examples of these applications and the underlying principals will be given with emphasis on cancer diagnostics and drug detection.

Cooks is a pioneer in the conception and implementation of mass spectrometry methods and desorption ionization. Several inventions have been commercialized and four companies launched from his lab. He is a past president of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and the International Mass Spectrometry Society and a Life Member of the British Mass Spectrometry Society as well as the Japanese, Indian and Chinese societies.

This is the third annual lecture series hosted by the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at Texas Tech. Refreshments will be served at the end of the presentation.

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CONTACT:  Robert Long, associate director, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2181 or