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Paine College Professor Selected As Keynote Speaker at the International Global Biofuels & Bioproducts Summit 2012

Paine College Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. C.R. Nair, has been selected to serve as the opening conference keynote speaker at the International Global Biofuels & Bioproducts Summit 2012. The conference begins on November 19, 2012 in San Antonio, Tx.

Dr. Nair will speak in regards to the theme of the conference "Discovering the Abilities of Microoganisms in Bioproduction and Bioremediation for a Safer Environment" .  The topic of his keynote address at Opening Day, is "Algae Based Biofuel: A Myth or a Reality".  The esteemed Professor will also lead a presentation on his research on microbial bioremediation of hexavalent chromium.

 The organizing committee for the Bioproducts 2012 conference stated Dr. Nair's presence will, "add value to our conference as well as our Scientific Community."

Dr. Nair believes having a presence at the conference will be an excellent opportunity for Paine College to showcase and share the expertise and interest in metal-microbial interactions.  "With an international audience, this will strengthen Paine College's research base to newer heights in combating environmental pollution," Dr. Nair stated.

About Dr. C. R. Nair

Nair is the Director of Environmental Science Programs/Associate Professor of Chemistry and is the Project Leader of Bioremediation Research supported by the Department of Energy at Paine College.  He earned his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Allahabad, India, and did postdoctoral research at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tn.  Nair also served as Research Professor of the LSU School of Medicine, located in New Orleans, La. 

The professor is a licensed High Complexity Laboratory Director.  Nair has been honored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a host of other accolades.  He has over 45 research publications in peer reviewed journals, held several senior positions, and served in various capacities in academia and industry for the past three decades.

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Dr. C.R. Nair
Dr. C.R. Nair
Paine College
Associate Professor
of Chemistry