The university’s new Complex Carbohydrate Research Center will open officially with a dedication ceremony on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. The center is located at 315 Riverbend Road.
Scheduled speakers include UGA President Michael F. Adams; Tom Cousins, chairman of the board of Cousins Properties; Peter Albersheim and Alan Darvill, co-directors of the CCRC; James Atwood, CCRC graduate student; and Jo Ann Chitty, president of the UGA Real Estate Foundation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by tours of the facility and a reception.
Beginning at 3 p.m. in the CCRC auditorium, a colloquium will be delivered by center researchers. The colloquium speakers include J. Michael Pierce, Kelley W. Moremen, Lance Wells, Michael Tiemeyer and Russell Carlson. A reception immediately follows the colloquium.
The new three-story, 135,000-square-foot building provides 50 percent more space than the former building and was designed especially to house state-of-the-art equipment and to promote collaborative research among faculty.