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A Microscopist’s Guide to Doing Drugs

by Sebastian Sparenga

Friday, October 26, 2012

To be held at

McCrone Research Institute
2820 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

6:30 PM: Food & Beverages ~ Italian beef ~ Tariff ~ $12.00
Contact Freddie Smith for Reservations / Cancellations at 312-842-7100 or Freddie@mcri.org by Noon Thursday, October 25, 2012

7:30 PM: Presentation
Sebastian will talk about the current research project he is working on which involves building a compendium of microcrystal tests for illicit drugs. Lecture and live demonstration of how do (the microcrystal tests for) cocaine, amphetamines and other illicit drugs will be included!

Bio Sketch
Sebastian Sparenga is a research microscopist and instructor at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and an Undergraduate Degree in Biology. His current teaching duties include Applied Polarized Light Microscopy, Microscopical Identification of Asbestos, Pharmaceutical Microscopy, Practical Infrared Microspectroscopy-FTIR, Particle Manipulation and Sample Preparation for Microanalytical Techniques, Digital Imaging, Microscope Cleaning, Maintenance, and Adjustment, as well as specialized training for the National Guard Bureau and the National Institute of Justice.


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