How to Catch a Poisoner – The Sequel

How to Catch a Poisoner – The Sequel


 Joy of Science Channel: Extreme Chemistry Series

The mystery continues… Back by popular demand, Deborah Blum, Pulitzer-prize winning science writer and author of “The Poisoner’s Handbook”,is returning to dig deeper in to the history of murder, poison and forensic investigation. Bring your questions for Deborah and learn more about a fascinating chapter in forensic history.

Click here to view Part 1 of the series.



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What You Will Learn

  • Why poisons are a useful tool in scientific communication
  • The dangers of Carbon Monoxide
  • What was the golden age of poisoners?
  • Much much more!


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer-prize winning science writer and the author of five books, most recently, The Poisoner’s Handbook, a New York Times best seller. She writes the Elemental blog, about chemistry and culture, for Wired, as well as for a wide range of other national publications. She teaches science writing and literary journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison




Darren Griffin, PhD is Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, UK. Previously he was Professor of Genetics at Brunel University. In 2002, he was admitted as a fellow of the Society of Biology and in 2008 he was awarded both a fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and Doctor of Science from the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Institutional Teaching Prize for his work in supervising graduate students and was recently shortlisted for Research Project of the Year by the Times Higher Education supplement. Dr. Griffin completed his post-doctoral research in Cleveland, Ohio and at The University of Cambridge. He received his PhD at University College London in 1992, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1988.



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2 Responses to “How to Catch a Poisoner – The Sequel”

  1. George Ben says:

    Answer to Poisoners Part II webinar:

    Sterilize our ‘meats’ with gamma radiation.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for your submission.
    Erik Holderman
    ACS Webinars

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