A fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, will deliver the 2014 Dale Webster Lecture. Kanak L. Dikshit, a scientist with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institute of Microbial Technology will speak on “Truncated Hemoglobins: A New Group Within the Globin Family with Novel Structure and Function.” on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 4 pm in the MTCC Auditorium. All are welcome. A reception will follow in the Pritzker Club.
Webster is an IIT biology professor emeritus who founded the field of bacterial hemoglobins in 1986. Since then, it has become a widely studied area—both in basic knowledge of hemoglobin structure, function, and evolution, and in the use of bacterial hemoglobins in many important practical applications, including the production of antibiotics and petrochemical replacements.
The IIT College of Science and the biology division established the lecture last year to honor Webster’s scholarship and many years of service to IIT.
Dikshit is a longtime collaborator of Webster’s. In a talk that will be of particular interest to biochemists, microbiologists, industrial biochemists and microbiologists, and medical and public health professionals, she will present novel aspects of the structure and biological function of some truncated hemoglobins. See an abstract here.