Event Details

OBN Christmas Lecture - 12 December, Oxford 

Into the deep: Biodiscovery in the world's largest and least explored ecosystem

Presented by Dr Adrian Glover, Merit Researcher, Natural History Museum.

We are delighted that Dr Adrian Glover, Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum will be presenting the OBN Christmas Lecture this year, delivered on 12 December at Somerville College in Oxford.


Dr Glover leads the Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology Group at the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, an active research group dedicated to the highest-quality deep-ocean and polar research.


During the lecture, entitled, 'Into the deep: Biodiscovery in the world's largest and least explored ecosystem',  Dr Glover will share insight into how the depths of the oceans hold the secret to understanding the evolution of all life on our planet, and how the chemistry and biology revealed has changed our understanding of where complex life can exist.

In recent years, research has revealed that the vast, swirling biochemical laboratory that is our ocean is filled with new types of chemicals and microbes that have the potential to revolutionise therapeutics.

Dr Glover will also address how in order secure our sustainable development, humans must ensure the needs of discovery and use do not jeopardise the protection of our ocean resources - a new challenge for the 21st century. 


Programme for the evening:

18.00 - 18.30 Guest Arrival

18.30 - 18.35 Welcome by Stuart Rose, CEO of OBN

18.35 – 19.35 Lecture and Audience Questions with Dr Adrian Glover

19.35 – 21.30 Christmas Drinks, Nibbles and Networking


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  • Dr Adrian Glover (Merit Researcher, Principal Investigator for Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology Research Group at Natural History Museum)

    Dr Adrian Glover

    Merit Researcher, Principal Investigator for Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology Research Group at Natural History Museum


    Dr Adrian Glover is a zoologist, oceanographer and biodiversity scientist passionate about exploration and discovery in the remotest places on our planet. He holds a Merit Researcher position at the Natural History Museum, London where he leads the Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology Group. He has over 20 years experience leading deep-ocean and polar research in the remotest places on our planet including multiple expeditions with robotic and manned deep-sea submersibles. His research is focussed on using the latest integrative taxonomic methods to describe new species, study their evolutionary origin, test general theories in biodiversity science and discover hidden value in their natural products. The deep ocean is the world’s largest new resource frontier and is currently being actively explored for marine mineral extraction, new hydrocarbon industries, deep-water fisheries and marine genetic resources. He is committed to a sustainable approach to ocean conservation and supporting policy-makers and regulatory bodies with the highest-quality science and public communication.

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