While science supports the development of world-changing and life-saving breakthroughs every day, it is an unfortunate reality that conducting the research itself also has a significant environmental impact.
Labs use up to 10 times more energy than a commercial office building, four times more water, and produce over 5.5 million metric tons of plastic waste a year, 2% of global production.

On world ocean day, it is important to consider the carbon impact of research as well as single-use plastic, both of which have a significant impact on the health of our oceans. Small changes in behavior in the lab can add up to a big impact.

In this webinar, we'll offer tips and tricks that you can implement in your lab today to help you reduce your environmental impact and join a global movement that is transforming science through sustainability.

About the speaker
Eva Haenssler, Associate Director Life Science R&D
Eva Haenssler is an Associate Director responsible for sample technology product development, including solutions for manual and automated extraction from a wide range of sample materials. She joined the QIAGEN R&D team in Hilden in 2012, and since then her work has focused on sample preparation for microbiome and liquid biopsy applications. Before joining QIAGEN, Eva worked on host-pathogen interactions as a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology, from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.
James Connelly, CEO
My Green Labs, USA
James is a visionary sustainability executive with a track record of growing organizations that have transformed industries in multiple sectors, including manufacturing, real estate, tech and life science. Over his career, he has consulted with and developed sustainability programs for some of the world's largest companies and institutions. An internationally recognized corporate sustainability expert, James has deep knowledge of ESG reporting and strategy. James was selected as a Greenbiz 30 under 30 sustainable business leader in 2017 and a Net Zero Energy Trailblazer in 2019 and is passionate about rapidly catalyzing a global transition to Net-Zero.
Date of recording:Thursday, 9 June 2022
Duration:60 minutes
Academic Basic Research
Molecular Biology Research