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Vol 9 No 2

Nobel Scientist Named to Chair
at MU Faculty of Science

     MU's Faculty of Science recently honored Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Prof. William N. Lipscomb, USA, by naming him as the Prof. Dr. Stang Mongkolsuk Chair Professor from 15 June to 15 September. As part of his functions, he delivered a special lecture on 15 July on the topic 'Linus Pauling: Science and Peace'. He also acted as Guest Speaker at a research symposium in biochemistry and molecular biology, lecturing on the topic 'Protein Structure and Molecular Enzymology' on 29-30 August. Prof. Lipscomb also acts as an advisor on chemistry and biology at the Center for Protein Structure and Function (see page 2 article in this issue of Spectrum).

     The Prof. Dr. Stang Mongkolsuk Chair Professor, named after the founder of the Faculty of Science, was an initiative to offer outstanding international scientists the opportunity to perform research and advance scientific knowledge in Thailand by working at the Faculty for a period not exceeding 3 month.