Safeguarding Spring Symposium - Brunel University's Institute for the Environment Queen's Anniversary Prize Award Celebration.

Starts: Thursday 10 May 2012 2:00 pm
Ends: Thursday 10 May 2012 6:30 pm
Event type General Event

Brunel University's Institute for the Environment invites you to a symposium to launch the Weybridge +15 Report, commissioned and published by the European Environment Agency, on ‘The Impacts of Endocrine Disrupters on Wildlife, People and Their Environments’ - an update on the science presented in 1996 at the first European and OECD conference on this issue held in Weybridge, UK.

The occasion will also celebrate the recent receipt of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize by the Brunel Institute for the Environment team, in recognition of 20 years of research on endocrine disrupting chemicals. This is the highest mark of excellence a UK University can attain.

The symposium, chaired by Sir Tom Blundell, will include presentations from leading experts in the field and panel discussions followed by a special celebratory dinner held in honour of the Institute’s success.

Newton Room, Hamilton Centre
Brunel University
Uxbridge, UK


14:00   Registration and coffee
14:30   Welcome and Queen’s Anniversary Prize Award
           Vice Chancellor, Professor Chris Jenks (Brunel University)
14:40   Introduction to The Safeguarding Spring Symposium
           Sir Tom Blundell
           Director of Research and Professor Emeritus at University of Cambridge, Chair of the BBSRC
14:55   Institute for the Environment: EDCs and Aquatic Wildlife, Yesterday, Today and the Future…
           Professor Sue Jobling and Professor John Sumpter
           Institute for the Environment (Brunel University)
15:25   Little Green Molecules: Solutions to (Water) Pollution
           Professor Terry Collins (Institute of Green Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University)
15:45   Q&A
16:30   EDCs and Declining Human Male Fertility
           Professor Niels E. Skakkebaek (University of Copenhagen, Department of Growth & Reproduction)
16:55   Something from ‘Nothing’: the Toxicity of Chemical Mixing and Implications for Risk Assessment
           Professor Andreas Kortenkamp (Brunel University)
17:20   Endocrine Disruptors Affect Many Targets in Little Time: A Broader Perspective on Endocrine Disruption
           in Wildlife and People  
           Speaker TBC
17:45   Evaluating Evidence on EDCs: Towards Transparency and Consistency
           David Gee, Senior Adviser, European Environment Agency
18:15   Panel Discussion and Q&A

18:45   Wine Reception and networking
19:30   Celebratory Gala Dinner     

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