Events, seminars and conferences

We run an exciting schedule of events, seminars and conferences throughout the year.  

Research seminar series

Throughout the year we hold a research seminar series featuring guest experts from other institutions, as well as new researchers in our School, to discuss their work.

Autumn term 2022

13th October 2022 - "Structure and mechanism of [FeFe] hydrogenases" - Dr James Birrell, University of Essex (Please note that this event is being held 30 minutes later than normal, in 3SW.6.22 instead of the STEM building.)

20th October 2022 - "Insights into Human Common Diseases via the Impact of Ageing & Genomic Variation on the DNA methylome" - Dr Christopher Graeme Bell, Queen Mary University of London.

3rd November 2022 - "Marine Technology Research: Using AI to Tackle Challenges in Life Sciences" - Dr Jon Chamberlain, University of Essex.

10th November 2022 - No event (the seminar previously listed for this date has been moved to 2nd February 2023).

17th November 2022 - "Manipulating iron storage and mobilization in the bacterial cell, a new strategy for developing antibiofilm interventions" - Professor Mario Rivera, Louisiana State University.

24th November 2022 - "Targeting the IRF4 Transcriptional Network to Subvert Multiple Myeloma" - Dr Erika Mancini.

1st December 2022 - "Monocot Grafting : A tool to future proof plants for changing climate" - Dr Pallavi Singh, University of Essex.

8th December 2022 - "Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: What does it have to do with Essex?" - Dr Dimitri Svistunenko, University of Essex.

15th December 2022 - "Dispersal’s Role in Structuring Diversity at Hydrothermal Vents" - Otis Brunner, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.

Spring term 2023

12th January 2023 - "Natural Hazards - Emergency Response in a Changing Climate" - Guy Cooper, Environment Agency.

19th January 2023 - "Things that go bump in the night: Understanding the role of nocturnal conductance in response to climate change" - Dr Lorna McAusland, University of Nottingham.

2nd February 2023 - "Expanding the biocatalytic toolbox" - Dr Patricia Rodriguez Macia, University of Oxford. (Please note that this event has been moved from 10th November 2022.)

9th February 2023 - "How Stories and Sagas Create Agency for the Climate and Biodiversity Crises" - Professor Jules Pretty, University of Essex.

23rd February 2023 - "Lessons on water use from natural populations for improving crop sustainability" - Dr John Ferguson, University of Essex.


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A top-down shot of an adult and a juvenile blue whale swimming side by side near the top of the sea.
Ocean Travellers

In July 2022 we attended the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, where we showcased our work on the hidden movements of life in the sea, and how climate change is having a devastating impact.

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Translation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Organisational Level
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
Dispersal’s Role in Structuring Diversity at Hydrothermal Vents