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Webinar topics are selected and organized by the AGRO Webinar Committee made up of government, academic and industry scientists. Webinar topics can be proposed at any time to the committee chair Laura McConnell. Other members of the webinar committee are Stephen Duke (USDA-ARS), John Clark (U Mass Amherst), Claire Terry (Dow AgroSciences).
Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
Co-Sponsored by EAG Laboratories
How to Eat a Plant: Phytochemical Detoxification in Bees vs. Butterflies
May Berenbaum, University of Illinois
March 16, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Dr. Berenbaum will re-present her award presentation as the 2016 Sterling B. Hendricks Lectureship Awardee.
Dr. Berenbaum is an entomologist whose research has focused on the chemical mechanisms underlying interactions between insects and their host plants. Insects produce a wide variety of chemical compounds for combating predators, detoxifying poisonous substances, securing and preserving food, and otherwise exerting control over their environment.
Along with her path-breaking scientific discoveries, Dr. Berenbaum has had a major impact on the environmental sciences through her public engagement. With her commitment to making complicated scientific subjects, especially entomology, accessible for the public, she has become one of the leading public authoritative sources for information on insects in the country.
AGRO-ENVR Co-organized Webinar
Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Opportunities for Research and Learning
Brandi Schottel, National Science Foundation and Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University
April 12, 2017 at 12PM EDT
Dr. Brandi Schottel is a science analyst and sustainability science expert at the National Science Foundation Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems.
Professor Rabi Mohtar’s research at Texas A&M addresses global resource challenges such as the development of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework linking science to policy, characterization of the soil-water medium using thermodynamic modeling, efficacy of non-traditional water using physical-based methodologies; and applications for sustainable, integrated water management.
Global Evolution of Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Chemical Risk in the 21st Century
Daland Juberg, Dow AgroSciences
May 10, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Assessment of chemical hazard and risk has continued to evolve globally. Emerging issues influencing product review and registration include the push for animal-free testing, new technological approaches for toxicity testing, and use of epidemiological data and biomonitoring data. Geographical challenges and political influences will also continue to shape the success or failure of chemical product registrations in the years ahead.
Daland Juberg is Global Leader of the Human Health Assessment group within Dow AgroSciences R&D in Indianapolis, IN. He is presently chairing the TSCA Task Force and serving as President of the Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. He has directed the development and conduct of Congressional briefings on key societal issues related to environmental and public health, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Risk Science Center.