Minister for Energy and Nobel Laureate visit the Centre

Posted on 26th April 2013

The Centre has seen visits from influential members of both the political and academic communities over the last week, with visits from Gregory Barker MP and Sir John Sulston.

On Friday 26th April the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Gregory Barker MP, met with senior academics to discuss their research into the health impacts of a changing climate. The Minister was briefed on a wide range of research – from Dr Adam Pollard’s model to reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS, to Dr Clare Redshaw’s analysis of how pharmaceutical use will change as global warming continues. He was joined by Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

The policymaker’s meeting was preceded by a visit from renowned biologist Sir John Sulston. Sir John was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and led the Royal Society’s recent review into People and the Planet. In a meeting with academics Sir John was keen to discuss the cutting edge research being undertaken at the Centre and the future of human health and the environment.

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