SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY PROFESSOR FENICAL GIVING GUAM LECTURES

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HAGÅTÑA, Guam (January 1, 2002 - Marianas Variety/PINA Nius Online)---A distinguished member of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, will share his expertise with the University of Guam this month.

Dr. William Fenical will present lectures on "Marine Microorganisms - A New Resource for Drug Discovery," and "Natural Mechanisms of Defense Against Marine Microbial Pathogens and Saprophytes."

He will also conduct research.

A University of Guam statement said: "He is a world expert on the natural products chemistry of marine microorganisms, including marine bacteria and fungi. His research has focused on micro-biological, problems relevance to the biochemical marine and environmental sciences."

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