Emma Wright

Emma is a GLP study director focusing mainly on OECD laboratory tests including acute contact and oral tests for both honey bees and bumblebees, chronic 10-day feeding tests for honeybees and single and repeat dose tests for honeybee larvae.

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  • Area of expertise
    Bee Ecotoxicology & Team Manager
  • Years of experience
    4
  • Highest qualification
    PhD

Emma completed her PhD with the University of Warwick and Rothamsted Research. The focus of her thesis was the effect of pathogens on honeybee behaviour including using the proboscis extension reflex to test learning and memory, harmonic radar technology to examine orientation flight patterns and molecular methods to detect and quantify honeybee viral loads.

Since starting work with the bee team at Fera, Emma has worked with the International Commission for Pollinator Plant Relationships (ICPPR) working groups to develop new OECD guidelines for testing of chemicals with both honeybees and bumblebees. She is currently involved in ring testing to produce an RFID test to detect sub-lethal effects of pesticides on honeybees, and a working group aiming to develop tests for non-apis species including a chronic feeding test for bumblebees.

Emma is a GLP study director focusing mainly on OECD laboratory tests including acute contact and oral tests for both honey bees and bumblebees, chronic 10-day feeding tests for honeybees and single and repeat dose tests for honeybee larvae. She has also worked on field and semi-field studies and bespoke tests such as using choice chambers to determine the attractiveness of pesticide treated baits.

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Regulations and restrictions on the use of chemicals to tackle plant and animal pests and diseases are becoming increasingly stringent, which means the range of chemical options available for tackling these threats is constantly being eroded. It’s essential to ensure that any chemicals used in the environment do not pose a threat to plants, wildlife and ecosystems, while ensuring they are effective against target pests and diseases.


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Services

Emma and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Bee Ecotoxicology - complete range of regulatory and non-regulatory safety testing.

Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

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Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation and can provide assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, formulated product analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and much more.

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EFate & Metabolism

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA).  Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals.

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Services

Emma and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Bee Ecotoxicology - complete range of regulatory and non-regulatory safety testing.

Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

Learn more

Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation and can provide assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, formulated product analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and much more.

Learn more

EFate & Metabolism

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA).  Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals.

Learn more

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