American Chemical Society Webinar focuses on the chemistry of beer and brewing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on the chemistry of beer and brewing.

Scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature Charles Bamforth, Ph.D., Professor of Food Science and Technology at University of California, Davis, speaking on Tapping into the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Bamforth’s topic will include:

  • Understanding the chemistry of beer and brewing
  • Probing the question: Myth or science: Could beer be the “go to” drink for health?
  • Using your chemistry knowledge to learn differences between beers
  • Citing career options and roles for chemical professionals in the beer industry

Bamforth has been part of the brewing industry for more than 32 years, and is a Special Professor in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, England. He was previously Visiting Professor of Brewing at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, Fellow of the Institute of Biology and Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Bamforth is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, and has published numerous papers, articles and books on beer and brewing.


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