Events, seminars and conferences

We run an exciting schedule of events, seminars and conferences throughout the year.  

Research seminar series

Throughout the year we hold a research seminar series featuring guest experts from other institutions, as well as new researchers in our School, to discuss their work.

Spring term 2023

12th January 2023 - "Natural Hazards - Emergency Response in a Changing Climate" - Guy Cooper, Environment Agency.

19th January 2023 - "Things that go bump in the night: Understanding the role of nocturnal conductance in response to climate change" - Dr Lorna McAusland, University of Nottingham. (Please note that the venue for this seminar has changed to LTB2.)

26th January 2023 - "Rewilding the Sea" - Charles Clover, Blue Marine Foundation.

2nd February 2023 - "Expanding the biocatalytic toolbox" - Dr Patricia Rodriguez Macia, University of Oxford. (Please note that this event has been moved from 10th November 2022.)

9th March 2023 - "How Stories and Sagas Create Agency for the Climate and Biodiversity Crises" - Professor Jules Pretty, University of Essex. (Please note that this event has moved to 9th March from it's original date in February).

23rd March 2023 - "The human gut microbiome explored at single nucleotide resolution" - Dr Falk Hildebrand, Quadram Institute Bioscience & Earlham Institute.

20th April 2023 - "Philosophical Aspects of Theory, Observation, Evidence & Knowledge in Scientific Research" - Dr Matthew Rowe, Imperial College London. 

27th April 2023 - "Radical Marine Spatial Planning" - Dr Glen Smith, Middlesex University.

Summer term 2023

18th May 2023 - "Measuring mycobacterial bioenergetic systems within living bacteria as they power growth and respond to antibiotics" - Dr Jamie Blaza, University of York.

1st June 2023 - "The making of a biological solar cell: Genetic approaches to understand the beauty and complexity of chloroplast biogenesis" - Dr Enrique L√≥pez-Juez, Royal Holloway. (Please note that this event has moved to 1st June from it's original date in March).

15th June 2023 - "Lessons on water use from natural populations for improving crop sustainability" - Dr John Ferguson, University of Essex. (Please note that this event has moved to 15th June from it's original date in February).


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Charles Clover, sitting on the back of a boat in a blue t-shirt, with the sea and blue sky in the background.
Rewilding the sea

Journalist, author and co-founder of Blue Marine Foundation, Charles Clover, will be visiting the School of Life Sciences to discuss his campaign work on rewilding the sea, and how the ocean plays an important role in the global fight against climate change.

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