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Date:3/20/2008

but registration is required: 215.448.2364 or via email: dbojie@fi.edu. Sponsored by The Franklin Institute.

On Wednesday and Thursday, April 16th & 17th, each laureate will take part in a seminar or lecture focusing on their area of expertise at various universities throughout the city. All are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 16:

8:00 AM-12:30 PM Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry: Challenges-Past, Present and Future at University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry Laboratories Room 102 a symposium honoring 2008 Benjamin Franklin Medalist in Chemistry, Dr. Albert Eschenmoser. Speakers include Dr. Eschenmoser, Professor Scott E. Denmark/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Professor M. Reza Ghadiri/Scripps Research Institute; Professor Erik J. Sorensen/Princeton University. Co-Sponsored by The Franklin Institute, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Chemistry and AstraZeneca.

9:00 AM-12:30 PM The Biology of Small RNAs at University of Delaware, Roselle Center for the Arts/Gore Recital Hall a symposium honoring and featuring 2008 Benjamin Franklin Medalists in Life Science, Dr. Victor Ambros, Dr. Gary Ruvkun and Dr. David Baulcombe. Co-sponsored by The Franklin Institute, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, iDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research; Office of the Provost, University of Delaware and College of Agriculture, University of Delaware.

9:00 AM12 Noon Current Topics in Robotics and Computer Vision at University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science/Berger Auditorium a symposium on Robotics honoring 2008 Bower Award Winner for Achievement in Science, Dr. Takeo Kanade. Speakers include Dr. Kanade, Professor Matthew T. Mason, Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Camillo J. Taylor, University of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by The Franklin Institute, the GRASP Laboratory and Dept. of
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