Chemistry of Taste [F-19-10]

Presenter: Samuel Tartakoff
Location: SLU: Johnson 303
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 3:30 PM 11/08
Status: Course Closed

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Every person has experienced the joys (and disappointments) of taste and smell. However, most people don’t realize that there are molecules responsible for every flavor and aroma. In this class, we will look at the molecules found in sweeteners, spices, and herbs, and discuss how those molecules lead to the tastes we love (or avoid). We will also have several hands-on (and tastebuds-on!) activities to help illustrate these concepts.

Samuel Tartakoff is a professor at SLU. He received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California – Irvine. He teaches general and organic chemistry, as well as conducting research into new chemical reactions and potential new medicines. Other presenters include chemistry and biology students from SLU who will be leading portions of the discussion.

NOTE: Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.

Cap: 20

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