Wieben of Mayo Clinic To Give 2015 Dale Webster Lecture in Biology

Eric D. Wieben of the Mayo Clinic will give the 2015 Dale Webster Lecture in Biology on Friday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m. in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium. A reception will follow at 3:45 p.m. RSVP to Lauren Shelby at 312.567.5030 or rsvpevents@iit.edu.

Wieben will speak on “Medical Genomics 2015: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy—The Genome from A to N.” With medical genomics evolving rapidly, what is the state of the art? Wieben will discuss what is and is not possible right now. He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, co-director of the Clinomics Program, and leader of the Medical Genome Facility at Mayo. He will discuss his work for Mayo’s Individualized Medical Clinic, which serves patients with advanced cancer and rare and undiagnosed diseases.

Dale Webster is an Illinois Tech biology professor emeritus who founded the field of bacterial hemoglobins in 1986. The College of Science and the biology division established a lecture in his name to honor Webster’s scholarship and many years of service to the university.