Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Dr Chiara Giorio
Many congratulations to our Fellow, Dr Chiara Giorio, upon her Royal Society of Chemistry Early Career Award in Environment, Sustainability and Energy. The award has been presented for her research on the environmental fate of systemic pesticides.
Her research group in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry has joined the International Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (TFSP), formed in response to concern around the impact of systemic pesticides on biodiversity and ecosystems. They have been investigating the environmental dispersion of neonicotnoid insecticides through dust emitted by seeders during the sowing of corn seeds treated with neonicotinoids, and the consequential in-flight contamination and acute toxity for honeybees.