Agrobiotechnology Talk Series (14) Pollution in Agricultural Fields: What Are We Actually Eating? (2 December 2021)

Agrobiotechnology Talk Series (14) Pollution in Agricultural Fields: What Are We Actually Eating? (2 December 2021)

Description: The talk will give an overview on contemporary chemical pollution in the modern world. It will then focus on a few emerging pollutants in the agricultural field, including mercury and microplastics, and go over factors increasing the exposure of crop to these chemicals, as well as provide an estimation of risk to our health due to the food consumption. Finally, a few remediation approaches will be introduced and discussed.
The target audience includes international scholars, researchers, agricultural industry as well as the general public.

Organisers:
- Centre for Soybean Research (CSR), State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (SKLA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- RGC-AoE Center for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (AoE), CUHK
- Hong Kong Seed Technology and Education Center (SeedTEC), CUHK
Acknowledgement: Lo Kwee-Seong Foundation

Date: 2 December, 2021 (Thursday)

Time:
19:00-20:30 (Hong Kong / Mainland China)
13:00-14:30 (South Africa)
12:00-13:30 (Europe Berlin)
06:00-07:30 (US New York / Canada Ottawa)
(1 hour talk and 30 mins Q&A)

Venue:
– Room 297, Science Centre South, CUHK (Seat capacity: max 20, by first-come, first-served)
– Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants by email on 30 November)

Speaker: Prof Martin Tsui, Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, CUHK
Host: Prof Hon Ming Lam, Professor, School of Life Sciences, and Director of SKLA, AoE and SeedTEC, CUHK

Language: English

Registration deadline: 29 November
Free admission, all are welcome.

https://csr.cuhk.edu.hk/upcoming-events/