Many of the guidelines covering terrestrial ecotoxicology testing
have been in place for years and do not have a stated requirement for analytical dose verification. Changing regulatory expectations have resulted in dose verification of one form or another becoming more commonplace in support of regulatory studies. These changes add robustness to the data and can provide additional information on the test material in the matrix - such as stability or degradation over time.
In this webinar, Smithers experts will discuss their experience with the increased use and importance of analytical chemistry in terrestrial ecotoxicology studies, as well as options for sampling, analysis, and acceptance criteria in a range of studies and matrices.
The impact of the evolving regulatory environment on a variety of affected terrestrial ecotoxicology topics will be addressed, including:
- Stereoisomer testing – stability of isomeric balance
- Bee diet analysis
- Plant studies and dose verification
- Worm bioconcentration studies
- Earthworm reproduction testing
- Pre-study considerations
Webinar Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Webinar Time: 9:00am EDT / 2:00pm BST
Jane Gray – Senior Manager Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, Smithers
Jane Gray joined Smithers in 2018 as the Senior Manager of the Harrogate, UK Terrestrial Ecotoxicology team. Jane has over 45 years of experience in terrestrial ecotoxicology working in industry, with the last 20 years as a Manager and Study Director within the CRO sector.
Jane is a technical expert and experienced Study Director of standard and bespoke studies (non-target arthropods and plants, bees, soil dwelling species) that meet specific sponsor and regulatory objectives. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry with pharmacology.
David O’Kelly – Manager of Ecotoxicology Support, Chemistry, Smithers
David O’Kelly joined Smithers in 2017 as Senior Scientist for Ecotoxicology Support in the Harrogate, UK Analytical Chemistry team. David has over 16 years of analytical chemistry experience in the CRO sector, including bioanalytical, protein chemistry, and ecotoxicological areas.
David is a technical expert in analytical chemistry including LC-MS, GC-MS and HPLC method development, validation, routine analysis and troubleshooting. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from Sheffield University.