The Committee received over 80 ideas for new inquiries through the “My Science Inquiry” open call. Ten of the suggestions have been selected to pitch their idea to the Committee on Tuesday 29 January. These pitches will help to inform the Committee’s future programme of inquiries.
Tuesday 29 January 2019, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminister
The ideas being pitched are:
- Wearable technology: Dr Jyotsna Vohra, Head of the Cancer Policy Research Centre, Cancer Research UK
- Plan S and Open Access: Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director, Royal Astronomical Society
- Microbiome research and application: Dr Chris Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Society for Applied Microbiology
- Organisms obtained by gene editing techniques: Dr Nicola Patron, Synthetic Biology Group Leader, Earlham Institute
- GCSA guidance on science advice in policymaking: James Tooze, Policy Officer, Campaign for Science and Engineering
- Ensuring Secure Digital Innovation: Dr Emma Williams, Vice Chancellor's Fellow in Digital Innovation and Wellbeing, School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol
- Commercial genomics: Catherine Joynson, Assistant Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
- Food security, the environment and crop protection: Professor Toby Bruce, Professor of Insect Chemical Ecology, Keele University
- Impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility: Professor Rachel Oliver, Professor of Material Science, University of Cambridge
- What are likely climate change impacts on health and productivity in the UK: Dr Gesche Huebner, Senior Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute
Around ten minutes will be allocated to each pitch, including for the idea to be presented to the Committee and for the Committee to ask any questions.
Follow the session on Twitter: #MyScienceInquiry