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Quay to Growth Business Breakfast Series:

Toxic Planet Syndrome

Tuesday, 17 April 2018,
07:45 to 09:30
Location: 
A0.08, IWIC Seminar Room | Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre | Atrium Building | University of Suffolk | Ipswich | IP3 8AH

Join us and hear from Dr Nic Bury, Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences from the School Of Science, Technology and Engineering present "Toxic Planet Syndrome".

Dr Nic Bury, who will be contributing to the new BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science, will explore the relationship between a growing and aging population, increasing consumerism and the chemical impact our lifestyle is having on the environment. He will address a few key questions:

  • Do we have the knowledge to predict the effect the thousands of man-made chemicals we use daily are having on our wildlife, and our own health?
  • To what extent is chemical pollution a factor in the loss of biodiversity and the 6th mass extinction we are witnessing?
  • What type of technologies can help to identify the issues of chemical pollution and help us to change our habits to help reduce the Toxic Planet Syndrome?

The topic will be of interest to organisations involved in management and conservation projects, as well as environmental or ecological consultancies, and local government agencies.

Dr Nic Bury's research interests are broad and includes aquatic toxicology and environmental monitoring. He supports the 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement) approach in animal research and part of his research includes the development of alternative test procedure for fish in toxicological studies More details of his research can be found at www.burylabs.co.uk

The Quay to Growth Business Breakfast Series provides an opportunity to hear some unique insights into leadership, management, innovation and enterprise from academic staff across a variety of disciplines. As well as giving you the opportunity to join our emergent enterprise network and engage with a higher education provider to really support the growth of your enterprise.

At each of our events there will be a presentation by a member of University of Suffolk academic staff, an opportunity for Q&A’s and business and HE enquiries, as well as informal networking.

The format is below:

  • 7.45am – 8.10am Registration, Breakfast and Networking

  • 8.10am – 8.15am Welcome and Introduction to the University and Ensors

  • 8.15am – 8.45am Presentation by a member of Suffolk's academic staff

  • 8.45am – 9.00am Q&A

  • 9.00am – 9.15am Business/HE enquiries

  • 9.15am Networking for those who can stay

Our Business Breakfast series this academic year is kindly again sponsored by Ensors and their staff will be available to discuss any requirements you may have.

Contributors

Dr Nic Bury

Dr Nic Bury's research interests are broad and includes aquatic toxicology, stress physiology and environmental monitoring. He supports the 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement) approach in animal research and part of his research includes the development of alternative test procedure for fish in toxicological studies.  He is the current convenor for the Endocrine group of The Society for Experimental Biology (https://www.sebiology.org/) and is also a member of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (http://www.setac.org/) and The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (http://www.fsbi.org.uk).

More details of his research can be found at www.burylabs.co.uk

Programme

  • 7.45am – 8.10am Registration, Breakfast and Networking

  • 8.10am – 8.15am Welcome and Introduction to the University and Ensors

  • 8.15am – 8.45am Presentation by a member of Suffolk's academic staff

  • 8.45am – 9.00am Q&A

  • 9.00am – 9.15am Business/HE enquiries

  • 9.15am Networking for those who can stay