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Searching for greener concrete

19 Dec 2014

This half day meeting in April 2015 on Making Concrete Greener aims to build on the successful discussions from the Low Carbon Cements event held in 2010. It aims to explore some of the cutting edge research that has recently and continues to take place in the development of low carbon concretes and their component cements and aggregates.

Farewell to Materials Chemistry Group Chair

19 Dec 2014

The Materials Chemistry group thanks and bids farewell to its Chair, Dr David Birkett, whose contributions breathed life into the group, including the organisation of a successful multi day conference on polymers and materials science activity in Ireland. It also welcomes its new chair, Prof Bob Bradley of Oxford University, who has been an active member of the Group for more than fifteen years.

Crystallisation and Polymorphism for Discovery Chemists

17 Dec 2014

The pharmaceutical industry faces an ever-intensifying demand to expand its pipeline, but what comes to mind when you consider a new drug?

London Group Autumn/Winter Term 2014 Review

16 Dec 2014

The Autumn/Winter 2014 term has, as usual, been a busy time for SCI's London Group as we strove to fulfil the Group's mission statement of utilising the UK's capital city to publicise science and allow networking opportunities for all.

Transcriptome analysis of cigarette smoke extract - cancelled

11 Dec 2014

Transcriptome analysis of cigarette smoke extract induced TLR2-dependent activation of human cells – Cancelled

British Standards - draft Standards for Public Comment

09 Dec 2014

The British Standards Institution (BSI) provides best practice solutions and standards that support the needs of business and society in the UK and worldwide.

Horticulture Group Newsletter - December 2014

05 Dec 2014

Congratulations to Sebastian Eves van den Akker, one of this year's David Miller Travel Bursary winners. He has been awarded a BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowship to work with Professor Paul Birch of the James Hutton Institute and Dr Mark Banfield of the John Innes Centre on host-pathogen interactions.

A history of the Agrisciences group

05 Dec 2014

Since its inception as the Crop Protection Panel of the SCI Agriculture Group in 1950, the group has taken on several forms and names. Read on for a more detailed history of the group from 1954 – 1994.

2nd National Retrosynthesis Competition

04 Dec 2014

This National Retrosynthesis Competition aims to showcase the calibre of UK chemists from both industry and academia to exhibit their retrosynthetic and forward synthetic prowess.

Norman Blakeborough 1923 – 2014

03 Dec 2014

We regret to inform you of the sad passing of Norman Blakeborough, former SCI member and Lampitt medallist.

Society Awards 2015 - Nominations Now Open

01 Dec 2014

SCI has two prestigious Society Awards that are awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to SCI. Nominations are now open for both awards. Please note that only service to SCI is relevant to these nominations. So, if you know someone who you would like to see recognised for their contribution to SCI, please complete the relevant nomination form using the links below. Please refer to the related guidelines to ensure that you have provided the required information in your nomination.

Can We Afford NOT to Monitor Priority Pollutants? Conference Presentations

01 Dec 2014  Can We Afford NOT To Monitor Priority Pollutants took place on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at SCI, London and was organised in conjunction with RSC's Water Science Forum.