Science at Cal Lecture - A Life in Chemistry Shaped by Diseases and Medicine In Sub-Saharan Africa

Did you know that natural products serve as the basis of many new medicines? What are natural products and why are they important in chemistry? How has studying natural products provided an opportunity to understand limitations of chemical synthesis in medicinal drug production? Dr. Richmond Sarpong will address these questions as well as how his experiences growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa led to his career in synthetic organic chemistry. He will discuss his early influences, along with how he became interested in natural products and medicine.

Dr. Richmond Sarpong
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Executive Associate Dean, College of Chemistry

Saturday, April 9, 2022
11 AM | Valley Life Sciences Building

Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal.

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