Our speaker:  Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Unlocking the potential of polar research


Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley, is the Director of the Innovation team and British Antarctic Survey, in Cambridge, whose focus is to unlock the potential of polar research for the benefit of society and industry.

From detailed studies of the role of the Antarctic in the rise in sea levels to working with international scientists from University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, in discovering how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn, BAS are using their creativity and experience to address issues of global importance in a changing world.

Beatrix joined BAS as Director of Innovations and Impact in 2014.
She studied Biochemistry in Germany and then moved to Cambridge, where she obtained her MPhil and PhD in photosynthesis research. A protein biochemist by background with 20 years experience in fundamental and applied research, her focus is in unlocking the potential of polar research for the benefit of society and industry.

Beatrix has driven the development of the Aurora Innovation Centre at BAS – a space with excellent conference and meeting facilities, exhibition spaces and an open-plan office for collaborators. Aurora aims to create a vibrant niche in the Cambridge ecosystem for excellent research and entrepreneurial activity in the areas of climate change and environmental technologies.





Our Speaker

Mark de Rond - our speaker for the Winter Dinner.

Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Director of Innovations and Impact

British Antarctic Survey

Thursday 31st January 2019

Prioress’s Room Jesus College Cambridge

6:45 pm to 10:45 pm

£75 / head

including pre-dinner drinks, a talk by our guest speaker, and gourmet dinner with wine.

No membership required.


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