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Chemistry Professor Coordinates International Research Conference

Tom GoodwinDr. Tom GoodwinCONWAY, Ark. (August 23, 2011) – Dr. Tom Goodwin, Elbert L. Fausett Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be in Berlin, Germany, in late August coordinating a workshop during the 12th Meeting on Chemical Signals in Vertebrates.

The meeting is sponsored by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW). Dr. Goodwin’s workshop is scheduled on Sunday, Aug. 28, as one of the meeting’s kick-off events and was promoted in a brochure advertising the meeting to chemical researchers in the United States, Canada, Australia and across Europe.

Dr. Goodwin is working with Martin Dehnhard, a member of the IZW staff, to arrange the workshop titled “Searching for Chemical Signals in Vertebrates: Extractions from biological Media as a Prelude to GC-MS Analysis.”

Dr. Goodwin is well-known for his research into chemical communication among elephants and his work with the elephants at Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary near Guy. He has also done extensive research into chemical communication among maned wolves and several lemur species.

His research and teaching have drawn national attention to Hendrix and national recognition to Dr. Goodwin, including receiving the CUR Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2010 and being named the U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 2003.

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