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SSCR Annual General Meeting and Lecture 2016

The 2016 AGM and Lecture will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dundee, DD2 5JT at 2pm on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minute of the 2015 Annual General Meeting
  3. Adoption of the Minute
  4. Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015
  5. Adoption of the accounts
  6. Chairman’s report
  7. Election of Office Bearers and Committee of Management
  8. Appointment of financial advisers
  9. Appointment of Trustees
  10. Appointment of Auditors
  11. AOCB
  12. Presentation of the Peter Massalski Prize

This year we are delighted to announce that the Lecture will be presented by:

Professor Dame Anne Glover of the University of Aberdeen

"Evidence really matters"

Abstract

When we do research we generate evidence.  The research community has an increasing appetite for playing a role in translating that evidence into real impact for citizens through engagement with policymakers and politicians.  This talk will address the value in being active in this area and will also describe the challenges faced when you occupy the boundary between science and politics.

Biography

Professor Dame Anne Glover CBE FRSE

Dame Anne has a BSc in Biochemistry from Edinburgh and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Cambridge. She has pursued a career in scientific research at Aberdeen University and her research has been varied including studying how proteins are directed to the correct location within our cells, the diversity and function of the microbial population in soil, the development of biological sensors (biosensors) to detect environmental pollution and more recently, how we respond to stress at the molecular level. This current area of research has particular relevance to how we age (our cells are under stress in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease) and also how we respond to artificial stresses such as chemotherapy. She has also commercialised some of her biosensor technology into a successful company which diagnoses environmental pollution and provides solutions for its clean-up.

In 2008 she was made a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and has worked hard to raise the profile of women in SET and to ensure that not only are women are recruited into careers in SET but that they are supported to remain in the profession during their careers. Anne has promoted the communication of science and has appeared on BBC and international television and many global radio programmes. In 2009, she was awarded a CBE by the Queen in recognition of her services to environmental sciences.

Anne was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2015). Prior to that, she was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011). In both positions Anne transformed the way science, engineering and technology were used and discussed within government and developed strategic initiatives to bridge the gap between science and policy. She has also been a very effective and well respected ambassador for European science. She is currently Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen.

Professor Glover became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to Science in the UK and Europe in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Registration starts at approximately 1.30pm and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits available on arrival.

Registration for this meeting and lecture are being made via Eventbrite. Places are strictly limited so you are required to register in advance. Registration on the day is not advised. If you require any other information, please contact us at the details below:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751
Email: events@hutton.ac.uk