Modern problems require modern solutions.
The date is set for the very first workshop on the EMPIRE-DCU project. Join the team on the 30th of November at 10am, as they showcase the findings of their research so far.
The EMPIRE project is a comprehensive investigation into the feasibility and potential of effect based monitoring practices for the detection of chemical pollutants in water, using both in-vivo and in-vitro bioassays. This timely initiative has both immediate, long term, and even generational implications, as we come to terms with the ubiquitous issue of emerging contaminants (ECs) in our water. Of particular concern are pharmaceuticals, which enter water bodies from almost every aspect of society in unprecedented volumes and in an unbelievably diverse array of bioactive forms.
Our panel of experts including Dr. Linda Holland, Dr. Azeez Yusuf, Dr. Brendan McHugh and Dr. Michelle Giltrap will lead a series of discussions on the need for modern monitoring methodologies, as well as the implications of ECs on freshwater ecosystems and much much more. Participants will then get a chance to interact with our panel in a discussion/ Q&A format to get a deeper understanding of the nature of the project and how it may influence the health of water bodies and global water security for decades to come.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information and to register for the event, please see below: https://dcuwater.ie/projects/effect-based-monitoring-of-pharmaceutical-pollution-in-ireland-empire-1/