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BWIS Lecture 3/21: Natural Products in Pharmaceuticals

Graciela Diaz de Delgado

Graciela Diaz de Delgado

Graciela Diaz de Delgado, professor of chemistry at the Universidad de los Andes in Venezuela, will give a talk, “Natural Products, Active Pharmaceuticals and Their Derivatives,” at Brookhaven National Laboratory, in the Physics Large Seminar Room (Bldg. 510), Thursday, March 21, at 4 p.m. as part of the Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) lecture series.

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The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

Natural sources, such as plants, lichens, fungi, and marine organisms, constitute an important source of potential pharmaceutical compounds. Different plant extracts have been widely used by different cultures to treat a diverse range of ailments. In her lecture, Diaz de Delgado will talk about the pharmaceutical applications and importance of these natural products. 

Diaz de Delgado obtained her doctoral degree at Brandeis University. She is a member of the  Executive Committee of the International Union of Crystallography, the American Crystallographic Association, and the International Centre for Diffraction Data, among others.

An author of over 70 publications and an invited speaker at scientific meetings around the world, she is a regular instructor at schools and workshops, as well as an adviser, mentor, and role model for students.

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