THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIOTECH: IBIOIC ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM 2019

We invite you to join this student-led Symposium which will focus on the role industrial biotechnology plays in today's society.

Programme

9.30 – 10.00  Registration and tea/coffee
10:00–10:30  Ice-breaker
10:30-11:00  Introduction (Rachel Clark & Ian Archer)

11:00–12:00  Session 1: Plastics (Chair: Martina Daute)
11:00-11:15  Update on the Plastic Biodegradability Report
11:15-11:30  Joanna Sadler - Plastics as a substrate for the circular bioeconomy: past, present and future
11:30–12:00  Discussion Panel – Answer to the Plastic Problem

12:00-13:00  Lunch (Poster viewing)

13:00–14:30  Session 2: What Can IB Contribute to… (Thematic Groups) (Chair: Scarlet Ferrinho)
10 min poster presentation and 5 min discussion on each topic:
- Food security and waste
- Healthcare
- Essential resources from sustainable sources
- Impact of textile industry
- Protecting Our Oceans

14:30 – 14:50  Tea/coffee break

14:50 – 15:00 National Skills Landscape – Ronnie Palin, Skills Development Scotland

15:00 – 17:00  Session 3: Public Engagement (Chair: Alison Hughes)
15:00-15:30  Brian Eggo - Glasgow Skeptics
15:30 – 16:00  Kenneth MacDonald - BBC Scotland
16:00-17:00  Inspire and Challenge, Susan Meikleham, Glasgow Science Centre
17:00 – 18:00  Drinks Reception (optional)


Thank you to Ronnie Palin, Skills Development Scotland for sponsoring our event

The Good, The Bad and The Biotech: IBioIC Annual Symposium 2019 will take place on 29th Januray 2019 at the Insight Institute, Collins Building, 16 Richmond St., Glasgow, G1 1XQ