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April 19, 2004

U-M Life Sciences Institute to host public tours, grand opening events

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Members of the public are invited to visit the new Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan and tour some of the laboratories from 2-3:30 p.m. May 14.

The tours are part of a series of events to celebrate the grand opening of the institute.

The institute is just south of the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Huron Street, across from the University's Palmer Field. The public entrance is on the plaza level above Washtenaw Avenue and may be reached by the new pedestrian bridge at Zina Pitcher Drive, or by climbing a staircase up from the west sidewalk of Washtenaw, or by following a walkway that begins at the front steps of the U-M Exhibit Museums.

For tour reservations, e-mail lifesciences@umich.edu, or call 734-764-8192.

Grand opening events include:

May 3-28, 2004

Student art exhibit at Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave.

"Life After Sex: Imagining the Genomic Era."

Wednesday, May 12

7:30 p.m. Life Sciences Orchestra Spring Concert

Alan Saltiel, LSI director, emcee and host

Hill Auditorium

Thursday, May 13

8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Third Annual Life Sciences Institute Symposium

"Exploring the Complexity of Life."

Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw Ave.

11 a.m. Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture:

Dr. Peter Agre

2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

"Aquaporin water channels—From atomic structures to clinical medicine."

Friday, May 14

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

LSI Grand opening convocation

Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room, 100 Washtenaw Ave.

Keynote: Dr. Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University, "Unified Biology and the Future of Life."

Life Sciences Institute

Map of LSI complex

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
Phone: (734) 647-1842
E-mail: batesk@umich.edu