EBNet: Biological and Technological Solutions to Microplastic Pollution

January 20, 2022

This fascinating session is brought to you by Dr Alice Horton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Leader of the UK Microplastics Network, part of UK CPN.

Full title: "Biological and Technological Solutions to Microplastic Pollution "


Date : Thu, 20 January 2022

Time : 08:00 - 10:30 PM (GMT +8)

Location : Online

Prof. Jhuma Sadhukhan is a professor at the University of Surrey, CEng (Chartered Engineer), CSci (Chartered Scientist) and FIChemE (Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers). and leads interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary biorefinery and bioeconomy research and education.

Dr Bruce Lichtenstein is a Senior Research Fellow for Protein Engineering in the recently established Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI) at the University of Portsmouth. Our focus at the Centre is to develop biochemical, enzymatic solutions to solve some of the major environmental challenges of our time with a particular emphasis on plastics and polymer degradation and recycling.

Dr Joanna Sadler is a BBSRC Discovery Fellow in Biotechnology interested in using synthetic biology blended with synthetic chemistry to develop industrially relevant methods to valorise plastic waste into high value small molecules. My research in this field can be broadly broken down into three main objectives: (1) novel plastic up-cycling pathways, (2) biocompatible plastic degradation technologies, (3) using plastic waste as a feedstock for microbial growth.

Dr Christian Dunn is the Associate Director of the Bangor Wetlands Group and is also the director of the Plastic Research Centre of Wales and has ongoing research projects looking at plastic and microplastic pollution. (tbc)

EBNet is one of 6 BBSRC/EPSRC NIBBs brought to you by UKRI. To find more like this, visit EBNet.ac.uk. If you have any enquiries regarding this event, please email EBNet[@]EBNet.ac.uk

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