- Who: Alfred M. Spormann, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
- What: Download the flyer (pdf)
- Where: Building 66 Auditorium
- When: 10:30 am to 12 pm, January 9, 2009
- Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series
More Information: Alfred M. Spormann is a Professor at Stanford University in the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and (by courtesy) Biological Sciences and Geological & Environmental Sciences. He is a microbial physiologist and biochemist who received his Ph.D. from the Philipps-University, (Marburg, Germany) and conducted postdoctoral research in the Departments of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) and Stanford University. Among his honors and awards are the Otto Moensted Visiting Professorship (2003; Danish Technical University, Lyngby, DK), the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Research Award (2000-2002), an NSF CAREER award (1998), and a Terman Fellowship Award (1995; Stanford University). He is an editor of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Archives of Microbiology and has served on several editorial boards and committees (including Annual Review of Microbiology). Currently, he is the director of the Hopkins Microbiology Course (Pacific Grove, CA), and was director of the Stanford Biofilm Research Center and co-director of the Microbial Diversity Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.