OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our research group recognizes the importance of sustainability in general, including the urgency of climate action and diversity issues in today's world. We are committed to conducting excellent research in a sustainable manner. We believe that research (in endothelial cell biology or other fields) that improves wellbeing should not at the same time contribute to societal harm and environmental degradation. To conduct research in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, our group follows a sustainability strategy, which is tightly aligned with the University of Hull guidance and 2027 strategy for carbon neutrality. Our research group's strategy for sustainability focuses on reducing waste, increasing efficiency of energy use, development of humanised in vitro models, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, embedding sustainable procurement, and supporting diversity and inclusivity.
Plastics and waste management
Reuse cardboard packages and polystyrene boxes.
Recycle tip boxes.
Recycling bins in the laboratory.
Recycling stations at the School.
Collection points by the suppliers.
Energy usage and sustainability
Commute on foot to/from University.
Installed motion activated lights in our laboratory.
Embedding sustainable procurement for shipments of reagents.
Travelling for collaborations by train instead of using cars (70% reduction in carbon footprint).
Development of humanised in vitro models
Development of humanised in vitro models of chronic diseases.
Use of human cells and tissues.
Minimising use of animal derived products.
Diversity and inclUsivity
We are very proud to be a diverse group of individuals of different ages, sexes and nationalities, spanning five countries and three continents, and maintaining our global collaborative network.
We are always looking for ways in improve our practice. Please get in touch with us if you have any suggestions on how we can improve.