Department of Health Science and Technology will host a reception after the lecture. Click here for more information about the event.
About Nobel Laureate Peter Agre
Professor Peter Agre, MD, is a 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Son of a college chemistry professor in Minnesota, Agre’s fascination with global health issues brought him to Johns Hopkins, where he has spent most of his career studying human diseases at a cellular and molecular level. A serendipitous observation made while studying human rhesus blood group antigens led to the discovery of aquaporin water channels that control the cellular uptake and release of water in all forms of life. Agre’s interest in how science is important to society is manifested in his involvement in malaria research in Africa, science diplomacy with countries including Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, and human rights. Professor Peter Agre received an honorary doctorate at Aalborg University 2016 and serves as an adjunct professor at Department of Health and Science Technology, Faculty of Medicine.
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