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05/30/12

US Chemistry Nobel Laureate to arrive in Tehran

Source: ISNA

Chemistry Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and Dr. Norman Neureiter the Acting Director of Center for Science, Technology & Security Policy of American Association for the Advancement of Science and the first US scientific ambassador to Europe are to arrive in Tehran in coming days.

Dr, Norman Neureiter is scheduled to deliver a lecture on "International Cooperation on Science and Technology Diplomacy, Opportunities and Challenges in the 21 Century" in Iranian Shahid Beheshti University on June 11.

Also Professor Peter Agre will attend the ceremony.

Peter Agre born on January 30, 1949 is an American medical doctor, professor, and molecular biologist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (which he shared with Roderick MacKinnon for his discovery of aquaporins. Aquaporins are water-channel proteins that move water molecules through the cell membrane.

In February 2009, Peter Agre was inducted as the 163rd president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nation's largest scientific organization. He is currently a professor at Johns Hopkins University.

He received his B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and his M.D. in 1974 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

From 1975 to 1978 he completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University's Case Medical Center under Charles C.J. Carpenter.

He served as the Vice Chancellor for science and technology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he guided the development of Duke's biomedical research.

Agre leads the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI). He became director at JHMRI and joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on January 1, 2008.

Also Norman P. Neureiter was born in Illinois and grew up near Rochester, New York. He received a B.A. degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester in 1952 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Northwestern University in 1957.

He spent a year (1955-6) as a Fulbright Fellow in the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Munich.

In 1957, he joined Humble Oil and Refining (now part of Exxon) in Baytown, Texas as a research chemist, also teacher of German and Russian at the University of Houston.

On leave from Humble in 1959, he served as a guide at the U.S. National Exhibition in Moscow, subsequently qualifying as an escort interpreter for the Department of State. In 1963, he joined the International Affairs Office of the U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington and managed the newly established U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Program.

Entering the U.S. Foreign Service in 1965, he was named Deputy Scientific Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn. In 1967, he was transferred to Warsaw as the first U.S. Scientific Attache in Eastern Europe with responsibility for Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

He also has worked as scientific ambassador in Germany, Poland, Russia and Ukraine and knows Russian, Germany, Chinese and Japanese languages well.

He believes that science, technology and health play a comprehensive role in diplomacy and he has always headed to expansion of scientific cooperation.

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