Talks at Kew: Cosmetics at Kew - can we mimic the beauty of plants?Tue 22 February 2011, 7pm
Professor Monique Simmonds, head of Kew's Sustainable Uses of Plants Group, talks about the use of plants and fungi in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
Professor Monique Simmonds (Image: RBGKew)
After completing her PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London in 1985, Professor Monique Simmonds joined the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and currently holds the position of Deputy Keeper & Head of the Sustainable Uses of Plants Group. In addition, she heads the Kew Innovation Unit.
During her career at Kew, Monique has and continues to co-ordinate research into the economic uses of plants and fungi, their potential as cosmetics, pharmaceutical and agrochemical leads, and as sources of sustainably harvested medicines.
- Date: Tuesday 22 February 2011, 7.00pm
- Lecturer: Professor Monique Simmonds
- Venue: Kew, Jodrell Lecture Theatre, accessed via Jodrell Gate on Kew Road.
- Ticket price: £5 (£4 Premier Friends). Tickets can be purchased from our office in advance or will be available to buy at the door on the day from 6.30pm (unless sold out).
- Booking Details : click here for booking details
This lecture has been generously supported by the Dr. H. Shawdon Charitable Trust.
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