THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIOTECH: IBIOIC ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM 2019

We invite you to join this student-led Symposium which will focus on the role industrial biotechnology plays in today's society.

We have three exciting and engaging themes to present:

1. Plastics - presentations and student debate

2. What IB can contribute to ... poster presentations and discussion on the following issues:

Food security and waste, Healthcare, Essential resources from sustainable sources, Protecting the ocean and the Impact of textile industry

3. Public engagement: presentations and planning a public outreach activity

Programme

10:00–10:30 Ice-breaker: two truths and a lie, lost artist (Molly and Stefan)

10:30–12:00 Session 1: Plastics (Chair: Martina Daute)

10:30–11:30 Debate – Answer to the Plastic Problem: Biodegradation or Reduction
Biodegradation team: TBC
Reduction team: Michael Herrera

11:00-11:30 Biodegradable (someone from plastic review)

11:30-12:00 Plastic Free (Glasgow Over Plastic Org)

12:00-13:00 Lunch (Poster viewing)

13:00–14:30 Session 2: What Can IB Contribute to… (Thematic Groups)

20 min poster presentation and discussion on each topic:
- Food security and waste
- Healthcare
- Essential resources from sustainable sources
- Impact of textile industry

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee

15:00 – 17:00 Session 3: Public Engagement (Chair: Alison Hughes)

15:00-15:30 Brian Eggo - Glasgow Skeptics

15:30 – 16:00 Kenneth MacDonald - BBC Scotland

16:00-17:00 Inspire and Challenge, Glasgow Science Centre

17:00 – 18:00 Drinks Reception

The Good, The Bad and The Biotech: IBioIC Annual Symposium 2019 will take place on 29th Januray 2019 at the Insight Institute, Collins Building, 16 Richmond St., Glasgow, G1 1XQ