Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ECBC Chief Scientist Visits Slovenia in University Collaboration

Harry Salem, Ph.D., traveled to the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia in October to deliver a lecture on toxicology in the 21st century and participate in a graduate thesis committee. He was invited as part of a collaboration between Nova Gorica and Rutgers University, where he serves as a visiting professor, teaching chemical toxicology in its graduate program.

Salem, who has worked at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) for 26 years, serves as the chief scientist for life sciences.

While overseas, Salem fit in some sight-seeing, spending a day in Venice as well as touring Slovenia.

“Slovenia is a beautiful country,” he said. “I’m surprised there aren’t more American tourists as they are very friendly to the United States. I’m eager to return."

Slovenia is a Central European country bordering Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Austria.

In the photo, Salem poses in front of a Slovenian castle built into a mountainside with his friend Sidney Katz, Ph.D., chemist and professor at Rutgers and Nova Gorica universities.

Salem will present "A Brief History of Bioterrorism" on June 14. The event was originally scheduled for January but was postponed due to inclement weather. The presentation is part of a Science Café sponsored by the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council. Additional details will be posted at

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