Wednesday, October 12, 2022
4:00* – 5:30 p.m.
Biochemical Sciences Building, Room 1211
*Groundbreaking will be held outdoors at the UW-Madison Biochemistry Courtyard at 4 p.m. The indoor presentation will begin at 4:15 p.m.
In February 1933, a chance encounter between a farmer from northwest Wisconsin and a biochemistry professor in Madison led to a medical breakthrough that has treated millions of patients. That’s the story of warfarin, a prescription blood thinner that is still prescribed today and, for many decades, was also the world’s most widely used rat poison.
To celebrate the American Chemical Society’s designation of warfarin as a National Chemical Historic Landmark, the UW-Madison Biochemistry Department, Wednesday Nite @ the Lab and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation present a landmark groundbreaking ceremony followed by a public presentation from local author Doug Moe.
Long a source of local legend, hear the real story that Doug Moe uncovered while researching his forthcoming biography of Karl Paul Link, the professor who met the farmer on that fateful 1933 day. (Spoiler alert: it’s all true.)
This event will also be livestreamed via Wednesday Nite @ the Lab.