Lecture about drugs: The story of Adam and Eve

05 oktober 2016 19:00 – 21:00
Locatie: Universiteit Hasselt, Agoralaan Building D, Diepenbeek, Vlaanderen, België
Categorie: Jong
Soort Ticket Prijs Aantal
KVCV Member Gratis N/A
Alkimia Member € 2,00 N/A
No Member € 4,00 N/A

Adam and Eve ... no, it's not about the birds and the bees. Or is it? It are code names for ecstasy (XTC) in the dance halls.

Professor Philippe Jorens (UZA, UA), intensivist and pharmacologist, comes almost on a daily basis in contact with drug use at the clinic.  He takes us on a journey through the present, but also the history of drug use together with elements of geography, biological effects, botany .... Furthermore, there is also attention to the "chemistry" such as the production of amphetamines, the decomposition of cocaine into crack when heated in the presence of bicarbonate, using NaOH to make "liquid" ecstasy, or the miraculous crystal structure of many drugs ... all this is well covered. The whole lecture is peppered with historical facts. The wide range of available drugs (amphetamines, cocaine, cannabis, heroin and so many others) is inserted into an original look.

It is not only a story about the "pure" analysis, detection, production of structure-activity relationship and addiction ... but also (even if it seems contradictory) the interaction between chemistry and part of the medicine that is not always so well known ...

The lecture will take place at Aula H2, Hasselt University, campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - Building D, 3590 Diepenbeek, België.
Entrance is free of charge for members of KVCV, members of Alkimia pay € 2 and others pay € 4 (on the spot).
Doors open at 18:30, the lecture starts at 19:00 (but please arrive early). After the lecture we welcome you on a free reception in the corridors.
The lecture will be in English

Registration is mandatory.

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