Joint SoBRA / RSC December 2018 Conference

Current Issues in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment

Date: 5th December 2018

Venue: The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Library, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA


Programme & Links to Presentations (* requires login)

9:30 am Registration, tea & coffee

9:50 am Morning Chairs Remarks & Housekeeping – Alex Lee (SoBRA) *

10:00 am Novel approaches to the investigation and remediation of mercury in the environment – Alex Tait (University of Manchester) *

10:20 am Latest research on toxicology – lessons from the C4SL Phase 2 Project – Sarah Bull (WRc PLC) *

10:40 am Discussion & Questions to Speakers

10:55 am Morning Tea & Coffee Break

11:10 am Physiologically-based tests for measuring human dermal in vitro bioavailability of PAHs in soil – Darren Beriro (British Geological Society)

11:30 am ‘Asbestos, the story continues’ – a review of the toxicology of asbestos – John Hoskins (Independent Consultant) *

12:00 am Discussion & Questions to Speakers

12:15 pm Lunch

12:50 pm SoBRA Annual General Meeting

13:25 pm Afternoon Chairs Remarks – Kate Jones (RSC Toxicology Group)

13:30 pm Detecting degradation products of PAHs in aqueous and soil environmental matrices: recent progress in the field – Coren Pulleyblank (Dublin City University) *

13:55 pm Latest update on Coal Tar Forensics – Russell Thomas (WSP) *

14:20 pm Molecular Biological Tools – new insights from the US into their use in risk assessment and remediation – Matthew Burns (WSP) *

15:00 am Discussion & Questions to Speakers

15:15 pm Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break

15:30 pm Measuring the age of oil pollution using microbiology – Chris Allen (Queen’s University Belfast)

15:50 pm Outcomes from the SoBRA Summer 2018 Workshop – Theresa Cory/Geraint Williams (SoBRA) *

15:55 pm OEFSA update on PFAS and Dioxins – Martin Rose (Independent Consultant) *

16:05 pm Updates from Subgroups

16:45 pm Discussion and questions to speakers

16:55 pm Closing Remarks – Hannah White (SoBRA in-coming Chair)

17:00 pm Drinks reception