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Overview

This conference will explore possibilities for enhancing the environmental sustainability of research and innovation activities in both wet and dry laboratory environments.

 

This hybrid Royal Society conference, developed in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, will offer a forum to connect a broad range of individuals working within both wet and dry laboratory environments who have an interest in enhancing the environmental sustainability of research and innovation activities. These will include senior leaders from industry and academia as well as scientists, technicians, and students.

It will take a discursive approach to highlight and explore this topic, consider trade-offs and myths, examine examples of good practice and promising innovations, explore current and future challenges, discuss how progress might be measured, and foster opportunities for collaboration. The conference will contain a number of elements, including:

  • a series of roundtable discussions
  • reflections from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Academy of Medical Sciences on recent publications and workshops
  • future direction of travel for the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework
  • case studies from industry
  • discussion about metrics, data collection, and lifecycle assessments
  • Scope 3 emissions
  • a discussion for laboratory scientists, technicians and data scientists
  • discussion with funding bodies

There will also be unstructured time during refreshment breaks for networking and discussion. 

About the conference series

Supported by Rolls Royce, this meeting forms part of the Royal Society’s Transforming our future series. These meetings are unique, high-level events that address the scientific and technical challenges of the next decade. Each conference features cutting-edge science from industry and academia and brings together leading experts from the scientific community, including regulatory, charity and funding bodies. A written report will be published within three months of the conference.

Attending this event

  • This will be a hybrid event
  • In-person attendance is invitation only
  • Please register to attend online
  • For the programme, scroll down and click on the arrows to see the speakers and abstracts for their talks
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  • For any queries or accessibility requirements, please email the Industry Team.

Organisers

Schedule

09:20-09:30
Opening remarks
09:40-10:30
Keynote address

Speakers

Professor Helen Sneddon

University of York, UK

14:05-14:25
14:25-14:45
14:45-15:05

Chair

16:20-17:20
Panel discussion

Speakers

Lee Hibbett

University of Nottingham, UK

Richard Gammons

University of York, UK

Dr Loïc Lannelongue

University of Cambridge, UK

09:00-09:05
Opening remarks
11:05-11:55
AMS conclusions from FORUM workshop on 'enabling environmentally sustainable biomedical research'

Speakers

Professor Paula Williamson FMedSci

University of Liverpool

Professor Frank Kelly FMedSci

Imperial College London


Chair

11:55-12:10
12:10-12:25
12:25-12:40
12:40-12:55
Q&A and discussion

Chair

Professor Helen Sneddon

University of York, UK

14:00-14:20

Speakers

Rachael Everard

Rolls Royce

14:20-14:40

Speakers

Steve Swallow

AstraZeneca

16:15-17:15
Panel discussion

Speakers

Steve Swallow

AstraZeneca

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