Joint RSC / RSB Symposium 2023

19 April 2023 18:00-20:00, York, United Kingdom

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The 2023 joint Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar will be held at the University of York's Chemistry Department on Wednesday 19 April 2023. Our speaker will be Prof Tony Ryan from Sheffield University who will give a talk entitled "The Desert Garden project: developing a hydroponics agricultural system from discarded foam mattresses". Light refreshments will be available from 18:00, with the 60-minute talk starting at 18:30 and finishing with questions to the speaker.

The Royal Society of Biology are leading on organisation this year. Registration can be made from this page:
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Professor Tony Ryan is the Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sheffield and the founding Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. He delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2002 and was awarded an OBE in 2006 for 'Services to Science'. In this seminar, Professor Ryan will be describing work carried out in collaboration with Professor Duncan Cameron, a soil microbiologist, on The Desert Garden Project. Born out of innovative science, this project has enabled Syrian refugees living in the Jordanian desert to grow food crops using a hydroponics system and discarded foam mattresses.
University of York

University of York, Department of Chemistry, University Road, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

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