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Date:4/8/2013

Heat 'em, Beat 'em, Mix 'em. Any way you look at it, eggs are essential in many dishes. But do you know the science behind them? Tune in as we eggs-plore the fascinating chemistry behind eggs. Join acclaimed book authors and TV personalities Csar Vega, Ph.D., and Shirley Corriher for this session.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

The Chemistry of Weight Loss Facts and Fiction
Timothy Harlan, M.D.

Are carbohydrates really bad for you? Would dairy products help you gain or lose weight? Can you lose weight with celery? With some simple thermodynamics and biochemistry, Tim Harlan, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and executive director at Tulane University Center for Culinary Medicine, will explain and answer your questions and more. Harlan, an acclaimed book author and an expert in diet, is also known in television as Dr. Gourmet.

Tuesday, April 9

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Future of Lipid Self Assembly: From Drug Delivery to Dispersants for Oil Spills
Vijay John, Ph.D.

Lipids are considered one of the basic building blocks of living organisms. Advances in chemistry have extended our knowledge of lipid self-assembly into applications ranging from tubular liposomes for drug delivery to dispersants for the oil spill cleanups. Join the Leo S. Weill Professor in Engineering at Tulane University Vijay John, Ph.D., to learn how scientists have used this knowledge in the Deepwater Horizon oil cleanup and why lipid self-assembly holds such a promising future in medical and biological applications.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

Converting Waste into Products Opportunity for $35 Million Global Grand Challenge
Eloise Young, Ph.D., and Kirk Andrews

Turn your green chemistry ideas into financial rewards. Join the Global Grand Challenge to turn carbon emissions into a valuable resource. The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is giving out CAD$35 million for innovative ideas fro
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