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Waste Not Want Not

Please note this venue is fully accessible. Bring along your your student card to get 10% off drinks!
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open from 7pm
Event 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Saracens Head, 42 Broad St,
Bath BA1 5LP
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Our planet is in a time of climate crisis and more and more we are looking to scientists for the answers. Our two fantastic speakers give us insight into ways they believe we can tackle the climate problem.

 

Please note there has been a speaker change for this event.

Wastewater Fingerprinting for Environmental and Public Health Assessment

Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (Professor, Department of Chemistry)
Ruth Barden (Director of Environmental Strategy at Wessex Water)
Wessex Water and University of Bath are working together to better understand how human health impacts our environmental water quality. This research covers analysis of pharmacologically active substances and human health biomarkers in sewage which flows through the network and sewage treatment system into the aquatic environment. Collaboratively, we are assessing how human health and the public health responses impact the environment and the options for change. Change includes the treatment and prescribing opportunities to enable both environmental and societal health improvements.
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Using Yeast to Produce a Sustainable, Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Alternative.

Rob Hicks (Postdoctoral Researcher, Milner Centre for Evolution)
Despite it being well established that the production of palm oil has a devastating impact on the environment, there is currently no economically viable sustainable alternative. In this talk, I will cover why palm oil is so ubiquitous, the factors driving increased demand for its use and the challenges faced by alternatives attempting to enter the market. I will also go into more detail about the work I conducted during my PhD, where I used evolution to supercharge everyone’s new favourite palm oil producing yeast, Metschnikowia pulcherrima.
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