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January 13, 2004 - January 16, 2004

The Application of Research with Nitric Oxide to the Development of New Medicine

Prof. Ferid Murad

Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Houston

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ferid Murad is a Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine. For over 30 years Prof. Murad has been active in both academic medicine and the pharmacological industry. He has been cited for fundamentally advancing the understanding of biochemical mechanisms in numerous cell types and tissues and the roles of cyclic GMP and nitric oxide. He was the Acting Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998 for his discovery of new properties of nitric oxide, a colourless, odorless gas that acts as a messenger to tell blood vessels to relax and widen, lowering blood pressure. This has applications ranging from treating heart disease and shock to reducing the possibility of a life threatening condition in premature babies called pulmonary hypertension.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chulalongkorn University

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 218 3331-5, Fax (02) 216 1299, E-mail

19:30 Evening talk and dialogue at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (together with Prof. Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Laureate for Physics, and Prof. Sir Joseph Rotblat, Nobel Peace Laureate)

Info and tickets: Phone (02) 652 0580-1, Fax (02) 652 0582, E-mail

Thursday, January 15, 2004:

15:30 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University

Info and free tickets: Phone (053) 943 661-5, 224 076 and 941 007, Fax (053) 219 252, 943 666 and 942 666, E-mail and

Friday, January 16, 2004:

15:30 Keynote speech and dialogue at Khon Kaen University

Info and free tickets: Phone/Fax (043) 202 425, E-mail