The Atlanta Science Tavern is pleased to support the Science as an International Endeavor series of science cafés produced and sponsored by the consulates of the European Union located in Atlanta in conjunction with the Alliance Française (http://www.afatl.com/) and the German Cultural Center (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/atl/enindex.htm?wt_sc=atlanta).
Gather at 6:00pm for socializing and light refreshments. The featured presentation will begin at 6:30.
There is no charge for this event, but your RSVP is appreciated.
A Global Development Strategy for a 21st-Century University - How the World Looks from Liverpool
John Caldwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
University of Liverpool (http://www.liv.ac.uk/)
Science originated as an international endeavor, and its focal point has been - and continues to be - the university. Please join us as Professor John Caldwell, an internationally recognized pharmacologist and toxicologist who is a leader in the basic sciences underpinning drug development, shares his vision of how the university, as a global institution, will continue to develop into the 21st century.
About Professor Caldwell
John Caldwell trained in biochemical pharmacology at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, where he held various academic positions from 1972, becoming a full professor in 1987 and Dean of the Medical School in 1995. After St. Mary's merger with Imperial College in 1997, he served as the head of Biomedical Sciences and head of the Medical School. In 2002 he moved to the University of Liverpool to become Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and, additionally, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2007. He stepped down as Dean in 2010 and continues on as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Caldwell is particularly well known for his investigations of the importance of the application of stereochemistry - the study of the spatial arrangement of atoms and molecules involved in chemical reactions - to the development of more effective drugs. He founded the interdisciplinary journal Chirality (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1520-636X) in 1989 and remains as Editor-in-Chief.
Among many honours and distinctions, Professor Caldwell has been the president of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics and the Sterling-Winthrop Distinguished Professor at the University of Michigan. He became an honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. He is a board member of a number of companies and serves at director level in the UK National Health Service.
This installment of the Science as an International Endeavor series will be hosted by Kerry Norton (http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/other-locations/atlanta/science/kerry-norton), Vice Consul for Science and Innovation at the British Consulate-General Atlanta (http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/other-locations/atlanta/).
There is ample parking in the garage beneath Colony Square. Be sure to bring your ticket with you when you make your way up the escalators to the Alliance Française / German Cultural Center on the plaza level so that it can be validated.