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Previous Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecturers

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Previous Hendricks Lecturers


 

2013

Arriving at the Truth: Weight of Evidence for Assessing Risks of Agrochemicals
Keith R Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Toxicology, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

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2012

Fifty Years of Smelling Sulfur: From Allium Chemistry to Olfactory Detection of Sulfur Compounds
Eric Block, Carla Rizzo Delray Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University at Albany, State University of New York

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2011

Applying Advances in Chemistry to Benefit Developing World Agriculture
Deborah Delmer, Professor Emeritus, College of Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis, Davis, California

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2010

Development of Cellulosic Biofuels
Chris R. Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley

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2009

Biomanufacture of Nanoparticle Vaccines in Plants
Charles J. Arntzen, Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair and The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

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2008

A Nutritional Odyssey: From Famine to Feast, Can Science and Policy Solve the Dilemma?
Fergus M. Clydesdale, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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2007

Why Cellulosic Ethanol is Nearer than You Think: Creating the Biofuels Future
Bruce E. Dale, Biomass Conversion Research Lab at Michigan State University

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2006

Synthetic Prions, Mad Cow, and Scientific Heresy
Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco.

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2005

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in the Environmental Sciences: The Importance of Basic Research and Technology
Donald L. Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Endowed Chair and Chairman of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, the University of Delaware.

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2004

Moving Food Safety Concepts into the 21st Century: Learning to Describe, Manage, and Even Enjoy Biological Variability
Robert L. Buchanan , Director, Office of Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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2003

Tribute Honoring the Lifetime Achievements and Contributions of Kriton Hatzios
Kriton K. Hatzios , Head, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, and Associate Dean for Research, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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2002

From Soybeans to Lectins: A Trail of Research Revisited
Irvin E. Liener, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry Department, University of Minnesota.

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2001

Structure, Function and Metabolism of Insect Steroids
Malcolm J. Thompson, Insect Physiology Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service (retired).

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2000

Lessons from Nature Point the Way to Environmentally Friendly Methods for Crop Protection
William S. Bowers , Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona.

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1999

Integration of Biotechnology into Agricultural Chemistry
Bruce D. Hammock , Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis.

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1998
Martin Beroza, Chief, Organic Chemicals Synthesis Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service.

1997
Ernest Hodgson, Head, Department of Toxicology, North Carolina State University.

1996
Hugh D. Sisler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, University of Maryland.

1995
Winslow R. Briggs, Director Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington.

1994
Wendell L. Roelofs, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Insect Biochemistry, Cornell University

1993
Philip H. Abelson, Deputy Editor, Science, and Scientific Advisor to AAAS.

1992
John E. Casida, Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of California at Berkeley.

1991
Peter S. Eagleson, Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1990
Roy L. Whistler, Emeritus Professor of Purdue University.

1989
Sanford A. Miller, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

1988
Bruce N. Ames, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley.

1987
Mary-Dell Chilton, Director of Biotechnology Research for Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

1986
Ralph Hardy, President, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Sciences, Cornell University, and Deputy Chairman, BioTechnica International.

1985
Alan Putnam, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Pesticide Research Center, Michigan State University.

1984
Frederick Ausubel, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

1983
Melvin Calvin, Nobel Laureate and University Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley.

1982
Warren L. Butler, Professor of Biology and Past Chairman, Biology Department, University of California at San Diego.

1981
Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Laureate and Director of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico City.

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