Speaker: Professor Marcel Jaspars
Mankind has used plants as a source of medicines for thousands of years, but only recently have scientists started to explore the oceans for new pharmaceuticals.
Professor Marcel Jaspars, Chair in Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen, explains the history of medicines using examples on display in the Pharmacopeia exhibition, and describes modern drug hunters exploring the oceans and other extreme environments.
The Special Collections Centre at the Sir Duncan Rice Library hosts Pharmacopeia - an exhibition featuring rare and fascinating printed and manuscript material that demonstrates some of the earliest recorded interpretations of the natural sciences - a history of health.
Illustrated and annotated, the documents explore the study of the medicinal qualities of plants in the treatment of disease, making links with contemporary scientific research and practice at the University of Aberdeen including cutting edge examples from the Marine Biodiscovery Centre as well the Kosterlitz Centre for Therapeutics.
The event is free, but booking is recommended. Contact the Special Collections Centre, E: email@example.com or T: 01224 273049
Venue: Seminar Room, Sir Duncan Rice Library, King's College, University of Aberdeen