Dr. Nic Bury is a Reader in Aquatic Toxicology at King’s College London. His research integrates molecular, physiological and toxicological techniques to understand and predict how organisms respond to natural and man-induced stressors.
Nic started his research career investigating the effects of cyanobacteria on fish with Profs Brian Eddy and Geoff Codd at the University of Dundee. After completing his PhD he then performed post-docs in the laboratories of Prof Gert Flik at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Prof Chris Wood at the University of McMaster , Canada. He then obtain an EU Marie Curie Fellowship and returned to Europe to work with Dr. Patrick Prunet, INRA Rennes, France and finally returned to the UK to take up a personal University Fellowship at the University of Exeter. He obtained a lectureship in Aquatic Biology at King’s College London in 2001 and was appointed a Reader in Aquatic Ecotoxicology in 2014.
Lucy is a PhD student whose research focuses on the development of animal alternative techniques to study the toxicity of chemicals to aquatic organisms. Lucy completed here bachelors in Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, and afterwards joined theXenopus Ecology Group where she conducted field and laboratory studies to investigate the environmental influences on host-parasite interactions. Lucy joined King’s in 2011 where her project successfully proved the use of FiGCS as an appropriate model to in vivo testing in rainbow trout and has presented at over 14 national and international conferences in the past 4 years. Lucy is also the University Coordinator representing KCL in Pint of Science – an international science festival held every May that showcases academic research to the public in the pub over a pint. Lucy also writes Travel, Food and Opinion for The Review Magazine.