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01/13/2006 08:00:00

Watson Lecture: Revolutionary Medicine

PASADENA, Calif.- Imagine taking a medicine that is not only ideally suited for treating your particular ailment but also perfectly designed for YOU and your own unique genetic makeup.

Scientists are making great strides toward the creation of this new generation of personalized pharmaceuticals. On January 18, William A. Goddard III will discuss the progress that has been made and where it might lead in his talk "The Coming Revolution in Pharmaceuticals." Goddard is the Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics and director of the Materials and Process Simulation Center at the California Institute of Technology.

The talk, the final program of the 2005-06 Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series, will take place at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard, on the Caltech campus in Pasadena. Seating is available on a free, no-ticket-required, first-come, first-served basis. Caltech has offered the Watson Lecture Series since 1922, when it was conceived by the late Caltech physicist Earnest Watson as a way to explain science to the local community.

For more information, call 1(888) 2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832) or (626) 395-4652. ###

Contact: Kathy Svitil (626) 395-8022 ksvitil@caltech.edu

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Written by Kathy Svitil