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Release: April 26, 2001

UI engineering lecture is May 3

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- George Georgiou, professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in Room 101 of the Samuel L. Becker Communications Studies Building.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering and the Caterpillar Foundation. Georgiou plans to deliver a talk titled "Functional Expression of Complex Proteins in Bacteria: Genetic, Biochemical, Structural Biology and Engineering Strategies." Georgiou holds the Cullen Trust and Currie Endowed Chair in Engineering and is a member of the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology.

The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in the College of Engineering.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact the UI department of chemical and biochemical engineering in advance at 319-335-1400.