NOBEL PRIZE LECTURE

TBA
April 17, 2021
Virtual Conference

Opening Doors Worldwide through Medical Science

While developing mosquitoes resistant to malaria transmission and designing novel malaria vaccines and medication with his international team, Peter Agre realised that the bonds he created with scientists from countries kept back from development by oppressive regimes and ideologies were not only a chance to tackle medical crises, but also to speak out against the infringements of human rights. As former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Peter Agre actively involved himself in science diplomacy and led visits to countries such as Cuba, Iran, and North Korea in order to foster exchanges and collaborations on peaceful scientific projects and thereby reduce tensions. Our impact as physicians is not limited to medical discoveries – take the time to hear insights from Dr. Agre’s “unique opportunity to make the world a better place”!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Peter Agre

Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry (2003)

photo by Keith Weller/JHM

Peter Agre is an American physician, Nobel Laureate, and molecular biologist, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. Serving from 2009 to 2011 as president and chair of the board of advisors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Agre became very active in the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy. 

He led a series of science diplomacy visits to countries with adversarial relationships to the U.S, to foster exchanges and collaborations on peaceful scientific projects and thereby reduce tensions. In addition to being a founding member of Scientists and Engineers for Change, Peter Agre was part of the transition team for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He was also Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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