Attend a public lecture by Dr. Derek Lovley

Photo of Dr. Derek Lovley Dr. Derek Lovley presents a public lecture, "Microbes: Small Organisms Generating Big Economic Impact" 6:30 p.m. on April 18, 2013 in Boston at the University of Massachusetts Club.

A natural role of microorganisms in our environment is to carry out beneficial reactions such as degrading organic matter. Thanks to pioneering research by renowned microbiologist Derek Lovley, the far-reaching commercial applications of microbe activity are being realized. From bioremediation of contaminated water and soil sites to the creation of bioenergy sources that feed off of carbon dioxide to produce valuable organic fuels or commodity chemicals, "green power" is an emerging global market being led by research and enterprises in Massachusetts.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the economic implications and opportunities that exist for manufacturing, energy, environmental and consumer industries and to network with business leaders driving economic growth in the Bay State.

William G. Bannick '70, chief investment officer for Cadence Capital Management and chair of the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board, will provide a special introduction.

Dr. Lovley's presentation starts at 6:30 PM in the Amherst room of the University of Massachusetts Club, 225 Franklin Street, 33rd Floor, in Boston, Mass. A reception and networking session will follow the presentation.

The cost for this event is $15. To register for the event, please visit the Registration page for Dr. Lovley's lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Alumni Network and the College of Natural Sciences.

Visit Dr. Lovleys' Lab Website for more information about his research.

Watch Dr. Lovley talk about his research on the miracle microbe Geobactor, which can be deployed to develop microbial fuel cells and clean up hazardous waste, among other uses.