A quick summary video with some impressions of our summerschool last autumn on data treatment and bioinformatics of next-generating sequencing data in ecotoxicology. Just ignore the voice-over… 😉
Conferences and workshops
Those were two really interesting days! Putting a bunch of ecotoxicologists, risk assessors, environmental chemists and LCA experts into one room with environmental lawyers, tax experts and economists in order to discuss possibilities for future chemical risk assessment and management strategies. Took a while to understand each other’s language and concepts (and we’re certainly not ‘there’ yet), but I get the feeling that this could really be an interesting constellation for further discussions. I certainly learned a lot.
Thanks to all participants, and thanks to the University, who provided the funding for this workshop in the context of the “UGot Challenges” program!
Stay tuned, there are some thoughts in the pipeline…
Almost a full week talking about possibilities, limitations and methods for using next generation sequencing (RNAseq and metagenomics) for ecotoxicological purposes. Thanks a bunch to Erik Kristiansson, Tobias Österlund, Emil Karlsson, and Nataliá Corcoll for organizing and running the show! Judging from the course evaluations, it wasn’t only me who enjoyed the course.
Now I still have a whole bunch of photos lying around on various memory cards. Need to sort and send around the best ones to the participants. Especially the ones with Tobias hunting for his doorcode… 🙂
Below you find a copy of my presentation from this year’s SETAC meeting in Barcelona. The corresponding report – which is hopefully easier to understand than a couple of slides – will be published by the Swedish Chemicals Agency in the near future. I’ll post a link as soon as it is available.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions!
Hm…what do you get when you start as the first speaker? Yeah, non-functional audio (microphone). My apologies, you have to crank up the volume quite a bit, hope it’s understandable…
Here’s a video of a recent presentation I gave on the “Threshold of Toxicological Concern” and its usability (and pitfalls) for mixture toxicity assessment.
And yes, I’ll talk slower next time… 😉