Seminars and Events in the School

Why everyone should care about enzymes in the ocean as much as I do

Date: 21st May 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

If ever asked what your favourite ubiquitous marine phospho-enzyme was I am sure, like me, you would reply “alkaline phosphatase”. This charismatic metallo-enzyme has bewitched many a biogeochemical oceanographer over the years, and despite being perhaps the most well-studied and best loved phosphomonoesterase it still manages to shroud itself in some element of mystery. I have tirelessly (except during holidays and at Christmas) dedicated the last decade of my life to the study of this enigmatic enzyme group and last summer I had the great fortune of sailing the high seas in search of answers about its metal dependence. So if you’re interested come along on Monday (as Anna says third time lucky) and I will introduce my life long enzymatic companion and the work we have been doing here at Liverpool to disentangle the enigma.

Dr. Clare Davis

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Postgrad and Postdoc Social Networking event

Date: 1st June 2018
Venue: Jane Herdman Map library, Jane Herdman Building

The School of Environmental Sciences is aiming to set up a new series of events for PhD students and postdocs in order to try and establish a support network for members of the school who are in the early stages of their career. To start things off an introductory event will be take place in the Herdman Map Library on Friday 1st of June between 2-5 pm.

Diversity and Equality Committee

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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Date: 6th June 2018
Venue: Jane Herdman Building

In 2019 it will be 100 years since the opening of the Liverpool Tidal Institute and the beginning of the study of Ocean Science here at the University of Liverpool. The subsequent amalgamation of the Tidal Institute and the Liverpool Observatory (now the National Oceanography Centre) set the foundations for Liverpool as an internationally recognised place for research into tides and sea level. We begin our celebrations of this centenary with a presentation by author Jonathan White on his new book Tides.

Professor Jonathan Sharples

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Celebrating 15 years of the Rock Deformation Laboratory

Date: 28th June 2018 – 29th June 2018
Venue: Jane Herdman Building

Celebrating 15 years of the Rock Deformation Laboratory in The University of Liverpool

This meeting will bring together scientists working in the field of rock deformation. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Perspectives in Rock Deformation’. Talks will be given by past and present members of the Rock Deformation Laboratory Liverpool and focus on summarising recent work and future advances in our field.

Professor Dan Faulkner

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School of Environmental Science - Graduation Reception

Date: 18th July 2018
Venue: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant, Lutyens Crypt

The Schools Graduation Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 1pm.

The ceremony will be held in the Philharmonic Hall as usual and we will be holding our Graduation Reception after the ceremony on Wednesday, 18th July at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral in the Lutyens Crypt from approx. 3pm.

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