3-4 pm 18 February 2004 CHSTM Seminar Room

Dr Joan Bennett, University of Tulane

“Jokichi Takamine: the brilliant, improbable father of American biotechnology”

Jokichi Takamine was the first person to patent a microbial enzyme in the US (an amylase from Aspergillus oryzae) and the person who patented the first hormone anywhere — adrenaline.

For more see: http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCEWWW/Features/eChemists/Bios/Takamine.html