2015 marks SEAC’s 25th anniversary. SEAC was created in 1990 by bringing together all relevant scientific safety and environment expertise across Unilever in a single group. To mark this milestone we held a scientific symposium where we invited external speakers and our external collaborators.

Morning Session Chair: Alejandro Amézquita
Time Topic Speaker
09.30 Welcome & Introduction Julia Fentem (SEAC, Unilever)
09.50 The Path to Pathways – Assuring Safety Without the Use of Animals Paul Carmichael (SEAC, Unilever)
10.15 Alternatives to Animals: Future Challenges and Opportunities in Toxicology Ian Kimber,
University of Manchester
11.10 The New Paradigm in Supply Chain Management Roland Clift,
University of Surrey
11.35 Opportunities for Developing Environmental Impact Assessment to Support Business Decision-Making Sarah Sim (SEAC, Unilever)
Afternoon Session Chair: Ian Jowsey
13.30 Assessing Microbial Risks: Pathogens, Problematic Genes & Exposure Pathways Nicholas Ashbolt, University of Alberta
13.55 Environmental Risk Assessment Past, Present and Future Steve Gutsell (SEAC, Unilever)
14.20 Brief look at the future & Wrap-Up Carl Westmoreland (SEAC, Unilever)

SEAC 25 Years of Science Symposium Poster Session

Topic Author
Pathway Risk Assessment for DNA Damage Yeyejide Adeleye (SEAC, Unilever)
An AOP Framework for Oxidative Stress Andrew White (SEAC, Unilever)
TT21C @ The Hamner: Creating new in vitro tools for quantitative safety assessment Patrick McMullen (Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences)
Introduction to RCEES Liang-Hong GUO (CAS/RCEES China)
T cell forum: Modelling the sensitiser-induced T cell response Gavin Maxwell (SEAC, Unilever)
Applying the skin sensitisation AOP to inform our model-based risk assessment approach Cameron MacKay (SEAC, Unilever)
Proteomic Studies of Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Skin Protein Haptenation Erika Parkinson (Southampton University)
Skin mediator lipidomics as a tool to investigate cutaneous inflammation Alexandra Kendall (University of Manchester)
Exposure Claire Davies (SEAC, Unilever)
2D modelling of subcellular molecular transfer in skin Panayiotis Kattos (University of Surrey)
Investigating the Phase II metabolic capacity of full thickness human skin S9 – a 90 patient study Antonia Wierzbicki (University of Bradford)
Skin and Liver Bioreactors for Drug Delivery and Clearance Patricia Perez Esteban (University of Bath)
Dose Metrics in In Vitro Toxicity Assays Floris Groothuis (University of Utrecht)
3D-DIP-ChIP: an ‘omics’-based method for measuring genotoxin induced DNA damage Katie Evans (University of Cardiff)
The effect of chronic dosing regimens on genotoxicity assessment Fiona Chapman (Swansea University)
MIEs into Pathways Maja Aleksic (SEAC, Unilever)
Towards an MIE Atlas: Tools for Toxicity Prediction Tim Allen (University of Cambridge)
Sustainability by Design Roy Willey (SEAC, Unilever)
A Novel Integrated Process Monitoring approach to Enhance Food Safety through On-line Analysis of Allergens Jon Ashley (Cranfield University)
Mechanistic Safety Assessment of Antimicrobials Alejandro Amezquita (SEAC, Unilever)
Microbial Ecology S&T Yugandhar Reddy (SEAC, Unilever)
Realism-Based Investigations into the Effects of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds on Microbial Community Composition and Susceptibility Sarah Forbe (Manchester University)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination in the home and personal care (HPC) industry Angharad Green & Rebecca Weiser (University of Cardiff)
Sustainable Systems Thinking Sarah Sim (SEAC, Unilever)
Next Generation Impact Assessment Isabela Butnar (SEAC, Unilever)
Radboud University Nijmegen – Department of Environmental Science Mark Huijbregts (Radboud University)
A Technology Platform for Natural Capital Solutions Becky Chaplin-Kramer (Stanford University)
Risk Assessment of Nano-materials Bobbie Bradford (SEAC, Unilever)
Immune Modulation Stella Cochrane (SEAC, Unilever)
Water treatment RA capability development Nirmala Ronnie (SEAC, Unilever)
Water Quality, Hygiene & Sanitation Niteen Sawant (SEAC, Unilever)
Ecological Relevance Antonio Franco (SEAC, Unilever)
Ecotoxicology & Models Roman Ashauer (University of York)
Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Research at Lancaster University Ying Zhu (Lancaster University)
Mechanistic Ecotoxicology Cecillie Rendal (SEAC, Unilever)
Membrane Sorption Affinity of Organic Cations: Measuring, Modeling and Simulations Steven Droge (University of Utrecht)
A systems biological approach to understanding narcosis using Caenorhabditis elegans and RTgill cell lines Erica Brockmeier (University of Liverpool)