We use cookies to ensure that our site works correctly and provides you with the best experience. If you continue using our site without changing your browser settings, we'll assume that you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use and how to manage them by reading our cookies policy. Hide

General News

Introducing Sharon Todd, SCI’s new Executive Director

29 May 2015

SCI is pleased to announce that Sharon Todd has been appointed as its new Executive Director.

How we will eventually solve the climate change problem - watch the video

27 May 2015

SCI welcomed Prof Myles Allen to present a Public evening lecture on How we will eventually solve the climate change problem on 30 April 2015. The video from the lecture is now available to view.

AGM 2015: Nominee Biographies now available

27 May 2015

We are pleased to say that we have seen strong interest from a wide range of members who wish to participate in SCI's governance. Details on the nominees are now available.

Report on Developments in Deep-Fat Frying for Health and Quality

26 May 2015

An International conference on deep-fat frying, organised by the Lipids Group and supported by SCI’s Food Group, in collaboration with Euro Fed Lipids was held, from 5-6, June 2014, at the University Reading.

Drugging the Undruggable

22 May 2015

The 18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, organised by SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group and RSC’s Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector, will highlight some of the recent advances towards new solutions for world health problems.

Risk, Reward, and Revelation – A Discussion on Lipids and Health

21 May 2015

The links between fat consumption and health have always been controversial. This November, in London, UK, the SCI Lipids Group is hosting a multinational conference to explore the science that can either support or dispel many myths surrounding lipid consumption and health and disease.

Genetically Modified Male Mosquitoes Assist in the War Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

19 May 2015

On 11 March 2015, Dr Hadyn Parry, Chief Executive of Oxitec Ltd, gave a lecture organised by SCI's London Group (in association with the New York University London). Amritpal Singh and Rebekah Ireland, two students who attended the lecture, give their report below.

Formulations and the bacterial raincoat

15 May 2015

SCI is pleased to bring you news from a collaborate partner, Royal Society on an upcoming discussion meeting that may be of interest to SCI members. The meeting - Soft interfacial materials: from fundamentals to formulation will be on 12-13 October 2015.

DSA Honour for Andy Kerridge

14 May 2015

Andy Kerridge has been a member of SCI’s Food Group in one form or another for over 25 years. Andy has been selected to receive a Distinguised Service Award, which will be presented to him at the 134th SCI AGM.

Early Career news and events

13 May 2015

A number of events are being set up by SCI's Regional and Technical Groups for Early Career Scientists. Keep an eye on our events calendar and make the most of support being offered to PhD students, postdocs, and those starting out in industry or academia.

SCI Electrochem Postgrad Conference 2015 - call for posters and presentations

13 May 2015

The SCI Electrochem Postgrad Conference 2015 (SCIEPS) is taking place at Newcastle University on Monday 8 June 2015. If you would like to attend and present a poster or oral presentation please do so before 25 May.

Distinguished Service Awards Recipients 2015

12 May 2015

The SCI Distinguished Service Award is presented annually at the AGM. The award celebrates the hard work and goodwill of longer-serving Members of all component parts of SCI, where they give their time as volunteers.

Agrisciences Group visit to Rothamsted, 14 July 2015

11 May 2015

The SCI Agrisciences Committee have planned a visit to Rothamsted for the afternoon on Tuesday, 14 July 15. The visit will provide an opportunity to see something of what is going on in the newly created ‘Rothamsted Innovation Hub’.

Another Successful Lecture Series for the London Group

11 May 2015

The London Group concluded its Spring 2015 lecture series encompassing fourteen lectures, on 29 April with Michael J Waring’s (AstraZeneca) talk on Molecular Oncology – past present and future of anti-cancer drug design.

IFST North of England Young Scientist Competition 2015

08 May 2015

SCI’s Food Group has close links and regularly collaborates with the IFST. For many years the Group has supported the IFST’s Young Scientist Competitions and contributes towards the winners’ cash prizes. The latest Young Scientist Competition, hosted by the IFST North of England Branch, took place on 29 April at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Food Group Welcomes new Chair, Craig Duckham

07 May 2015

Craig Duckham became Chair of the Food Group at their AGM on 23 April 2015. Here he thanks the outgoing Chair, Andy Kerridge, and describes his vision for the Group.

The Biocomposites in Construction International Conference - Register for free

06 May 2015

Biocomposites in Construction (BCIC) Conference, organised by Exergy Ltd, will be held in the recently refurbished SCI auditorium on May 21 and 22 2015. A full programme of the conference is now available via the link below.

Day of Science and Careers 2015

06 May 2015

The annual SCI Day of Science and Careers event, held on Monday 27 April at SCI in London, was again a very successful event and several participants thanked us for organizing the meeting.

Agri Innovation 2015 Conference Presentations

06 May 2015

The Agri Innovation 2015 conference held on 22 April was a well attended meeting that discussed the lastest developments in crop research.

Agrisciences Group welcomes new committee members

01 May 2015

SCI Agrisciences Group’s AGM will take place on Tuesday 19 May at Belgrave Square. The group welcomes any prospective new committee members prepared to contribute ideas, opinions and contacts or organise activities and attend meetings.

Day of Science and Careers 2015 Presentations now available

01 May 2015

Day of Science and Careers 2015 was held on Monday 27 April at SCI in London, and had over 35 attendees. Some of the presentations are now available to view.