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Second annual Ljungdahl Lecture to be given by German microbiology professor

Harold L. Drake, professor of ecological microbiology at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, will deliver the second annual Lars G. Ljungdahl Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Room C127 of the Davison Life Science Complex.

The event, named in honor of a long-time UGA faculty member, is open free to the public.

Drake’s lecture is entitled “Acetogens and Other Art Hidden in the Maze of Intermediary Ecosystem Metabolism.”

Funding for the lecture series was provided by Ljungdahl and his wife, Despy Karlas, who was a professor of piano and noted performer for decades with what is now the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and who passed away in May.

Ljungdahl came to UGA in 1967 and immediately began building a reputation as an outstanding research scientist and teacher. As Georgia Power Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology, he received numerous honors, including fellowships in the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and foreign membership in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.