A series of new light insensitive, water insoluble, thermally stable and yet antimicrobial silver-based compounds was discovered and investigated in the Department of Chemistry at MSU within the last decade. These compounds were studied against several notorious human pathogens and to suppress biofilms formation on a solid surface. Another group of new highly potent cytotoxic compounds of platinum and palladium was first obtained in Dr. Nick Gerasimchuk's research laboratory in 2003. These substances are active in vitro against two human cancer lines at the level of conventional anticancer drug cisplatin. During the last four years, the lab discovered an intense fluorescence of these compounds in the near-infrared region of spectra where our tissue is transparent. Therefore, a new generation of unique biologically active compounds for theranostics applications was developed at MSU.
Presenter: Dr. Nick Gerasimchuk, professor of chemistry
The luncheon will be held in the Turner Family Hospitality Room on the first floor of the Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center. Complimentary parking is available in the attached garage off of McDaniel Street. Feel free to arrive any time after 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at approximately 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon.
The Missouri State University Foundation is excited to host the Bears in the Know Luncheon Series. Thank you to Arvest, our presenting sponsor.