10 December 2013
SCI's Biotechnology Group
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The Chairman and Committee Members of the Biotechnology Group cordially invite members and guests to their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and open committee meeting. This will include reviewing the Group´s activities and progress during 2013 and discussing the action plan for 2014-15. Dr Fred Parrett will also be presenting a lecture on bioaerosols at the end of the meeting. The event will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the Biotechnology Group and find out more about the Group´s activities, especially if you are wishing to have a more active role as a committee member. You will also be able to give your input and suggestions over the direction of the Group.
The committee are currently looking for a student representative to join them, so if you are interested in volunteering for this role, please do come along to the meeting or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dead or Alive - Airborne Particles - Dr. Fred Parrett - F.W. Parrett Limited
After an early academic career in the UK and Canada, Dr. Fred Parrett started a consultancy business which included working in dust control and monitoring, and latterly airborne bacteria. Airborne Particles can be dead (dust) or alive (bioaerosols). Dust can arise from natural sources or be man made. The lecture will outline the sources, health implications, monitoring and control of dust. It was this work that lead to the company developing bioaerosol samplers. Compared to "dust" , Bioaerosols, the terms for airborne viruses, bacteria, moulds etc are more complex, in that their monitoring and control are more difficult. Due to this the topic is often ignored, even by microbiologists. There are sound techniques that are used and these will be described.
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